Director of Design

MHAworks Architecture
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Added on: 11 Apr 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 May 2024

MHAworks is seeking a self-motivated, creative, resourceful, and technically proficient Licensed Architect with demonstrated capabilities in both design and management to serve as a firm-wide resource.

In this position, you would be responsible for:

  • Assisting with development of firm-wide design standards.
  • Overseeing design presentations, monitoring project design development, and providing staff with design direction and support to ensure consistent and high-quality design.
  • Clear and consistent communication between each branch of the project team.
  • Assisting Project Managers with developing project scope, schedules, and fees.
  • Planning, executing, and delivering projects that meet the client’s budget and schedule by way of concept-based design processes.
  • Assisting as needed with construction drawings, specifications, and construction administration services.
  • Analyzing and addressing technical and design issues with the project team to produce a constructable solution.
  • Working with local jurisdictions and permitting officials.
  • Working with Technical Lead and firm leadership to further firm-wide initiatives to control quality, risk, and delivery of technical aspects of work produced.
  • Mentoring junior staff in their professional development.
  • Developing and maintaining positive client relationships.
  • Collaborating with firm leadership, marketing, and business development to ensure continued office growth.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • 15+ years related experience, with at least 10 years as a licensed professional.
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, and building systems.
  • An informed understanding and experience with building envelope design and detailing.
  • Knowledge of materials, construction techniques, systems, specifications, and codes.
  • Experience in construction administration, costing review, and value engineering.
  • A high comfort level working on concurrent projects of diverse scale and type in various stages of development.
  • High proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • A penchant for creative and collaborative problem-solving.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Includes:

  • Hybrid schedule
  • Flexible office hours
  • 25 paid days of personal leave per calendar year; additional days awarded at five and ten-year service marks
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance policy
  • Life insurance policy
  • 100% paid health insurance policy; dental, vision, and dependent coverage available
  • 401K retirement plan with 3% employer-match
  • Paid professional dues
  • Paid continuing education costs

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and .pdf portfolio to

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