Design Research Analyst

Flad Architects
Location: Madison, WI, USA
Added on: 27 Mar 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Apr 2024

Design Research Analyst


Job ID: 2024-1859

Type: Regular Full-Time

# of Openings: 1

Category: Data Analyst



If you enjoy solving complex challenges in a collaborative environment that celebrates each persons’ ideas, experience, and creativity, this might be the opportunity for you. Flad is a national architectural firm currently hiring a Design Research Analyst. Working with the innovation and analytics team, this position will lead processes that apply data and research methodologies to Flad’s project work. Flad is a team of creative, intelligent, energetic people who help our clients solve the issues that change people’s lives.

How will your days be spent

  • Work collaboratively with clients, leadership, and project teams to lead the framework, structure, and processes for research and planning. This may include leading aspects of projects with strong data and analytics focus.
  • Independently collaborate with leaders in identifying best-practice and client metrics to define in front-end planning sessions with client, monitor application of metrics throughout project life cycle, and develop pre- and post-occupancy surveys and studies that collect the required data and measure outcomes.
  • Lead space utilization analysis and design research project teams. Facilitate front-end visioning and planning workshops, focus groups, and data-review sessions with clients.
  • Work with clients to connect meaning to the data outcomes by understanding how they use and operate their space and helping devise ways for them to meet their future goals from a human factors perspective.
  • Collaborate in project teams to create data and space visualizations that tell the story of the current and/or future metrics.
  • Lead space utilization analyses. Analyze data and produce meaningful metrics, develop insights, and provide recommendations to the client.
  • Provide internal and external consultation and subject matter expertise related to applied design research.

What you bring to this role


  • Minimum of 7 years of recent and relevant experience in design research, data analysis, human factors, master planning, post occupancy evaluation, process improvement, architecture, interior design, or equivalent required.
  • Experience with research data collection tools, such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, observations, process mapping, journey mapping, or equivalent required.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 products including Excel and PowerPoint required; Power BI preferred.
  • Experience in data and analytics, with the ability to identify appropriate tools and methods to analyze and visually communicate insights.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, psychology, data science, industrial engineering, business, human factors engineering, applied research, or other related degree required.

Flad offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Financial health and wellness benefits – retirement savings plan; fiduciary advisor; identity theft plan; Section 125 flexible benefits, including mass transit and parking; income protection – life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability; Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing education and career development – internal programs; funds set aside for external programs, licensure and sustainability support, annual professional registration and organization reimbursement

Flad Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Flad will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 608-238-2661 or email us at

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