Do you enjoy the challenge of exciting leadership opportunities and bringing ideas to reality while directing a team of talented and creative staff? Do you desire to be part of a well-established, growing practice that produces meaningful and fun projects in our expanding retail design markets? BDG Architects seeks an experienced Architect for our Retail Studio Director position in Tampa, FL to manage the design, production and execution of retail related projects (prototypical, unique, mixed-use and specialty work, small to large scale). The successful candidate will establish, develop and maintain professional relationships promoting and expanding the firm and gaining new opportunities with current clients and new prospects.
Roles and Responsibilities
Represent Retail Studio as BDG’s primary contact for clients, consultants and public officials.
Understand all phases of commercial retail related (developer/broker/tenant-driven) development: Entitlements, due diligence, design, construction documents, permitting, construction contract administration and closeout.
Establish and manage project workloads, deadlines and staff within construction and fee budgets and schedules to maintain profitability for both our clients and firm.
Plan, coordinate and manage the entire project process, its life cycle and staffing requirements for small to large scale retail projects.
Prepare design graphics and exhibits (site and space plan test fits, concept plans, schematic elevations, etc.) for proposed leasing/tenancies with varying site configurations and building design styles.
Provide lead management, project design, production and permitting for all Studio projects.
Establish and negotiate scopes of work, fees and contracts.
Resolve difficulties or complications in a business-like manner with concerned parties.
Attend and actively participate in ICSC conferences, programs, and industry related activities for client, tenant, contractor, consultant as well as conduct business development networking.
Assists in the stewardship of Architecture by advancing the professional growth and development of BDG’s junior staff.
Coordinate monthly billing with accounting department.
BDG Architects offers a comprehensive benefit package with options for health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, the ability to participate in a 401K program and paid parking. We also offer paid holidays and PTO. Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, our office is walkable to museums, Curtis Hixon Park, the Riverwalk, Straz Performing Arts Center and many unique restaurants, parks and activities. Additionally, car detailing, dry cleaning and a complimentary fitness center are among the amenities available to employees at our building.
If you are interested in being a part of this dynamic and growing firm to lead the expansion of our retail design practice, please submit your letter of interest, resume and work samples in pdf format via LinkedIn or Resumes@BDGLLP.com
BDG Architects is a full-service architecture and design firm with its Headquarters in Tampa, Florida with Southeast Regional Offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Charlotte, North Carolina with over 20 years of experience throughout the United States. We have built our reputation as being on the leading edge of our industry through design excellence, building lasting relationships, and delivering high value to our clients.
BDG understands that each client has a unique set of business strategies, which we focus our services to support, creating a true partnership. Our projects are extremely diverse in terms of project type, design styles, practice areas and scale. Additional information about the firm can be found at www.BDGLLP.com.
Minimum Job Requirements
10+ years of direct Architecture-related experience (post-graduate), 5+ years post-licensure.
Possess personal qualities of creativity, independence and initiative, and most importantly, high levels of ethical and moral integrity.
Exceptional leadership, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to interface professionally, personally and effectively with all clients, consultants, contractors, vendors, staff, public associations and officials.
Demonstrated ability to maintain existing client satisfaction while simultaneously pursuing new prospects.
Excel in collaboration and teambuilding with both clients and staff.
Ability to solve complex design and code problems and perform highly detailed tasks with accuracy and precision.
Possess up-to-date, relevant and thorough knowledge of developer-driven retailer and design challenges, histories, trends, new ideas and industry developments.
Capability to conceptually design, sketch and render projects using various presentation techniques, skills and software.
Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop and MS Office (Word, Excel), as well as strong ability to hand-draw (or Sketch-Up) exhibits, graphics and renderings.
Working knowledge of Revit (beginning-level proficiency) with major commands, editing and printing.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus
About BDG Architects LLP
BDG Architects is a full service architecture and design firm with over 20 years of experience throughout the United States. We have built our reputation as being on the leading edge of our industry through design excellence, building lasting relationships, and delivering high value to our clients. BDG understands that each client has a unique set of business strategies, which we focus our services to support, creating a true partnership. We are headquartered in Tampa Florida with office locations in Hollywood Floridaand Birmingham Alabama.