Little is seeking a passionate and highly capable Workplace OfficeStudio Principal for the Charlotte, NC office. Specific emphasis and responsibility for this position will be for the continued growth and development of the Workplace Office studio.
Projects in this studio include base building, corporate headquarters, and mixed-use projects for commercial and institutional developers, as well as private companies. This position is a part of our National Workplace Practice Group where the mission is to share best practices, thought leadership, and resources across our footprint.
Key Experience and Knowledge
The ideal candidate will be a registered architect and have a clear understanding and extensive knowledge of sustainable building design and the issues impacting today’s workplace. This candidate must possess the ability and skills to build | sustain existing client relationships and to find and win new relationships. Positive energy, drive, fun, a total commitment to regenerative design, design excellence, and project profitability are vital attributes. Also important is the ability to foster great design, cultivate talent, motivate people, and act as a mentor/role model.
The leader must have a minimum of 10-15 years of experience in Corporate, Commercial, Mixed-Use or Mission Critical projects. Previous experience with industry leading clients and evidence of leadership in at least five significant base building or mixed-use projects over the past five years is important. LEED and/or WELL building standard accreditation (or working towards accreditation) is highly valued. Business development acumen demonstrated through an active network, in leadership positions in industry related organizations and/or recognition of award-winning designs would be highly valued. Consideration will be given to Registered Architects who have demonstrated abilities in the following 5 key areas:
Design Expertise & Execution: Possess a deep experience in the execution on base building and mixed-use buildings. Working with design partners to continuously improve the quality of our work through thoughtful design solutions and quality project detailing and execution is critical to achieving results beyond architecture.
Business Development: Initiate and develop new business opportunities through professional networks, strategically targeting new clients and existing client relationships with an ability to identify, be considered for, and win new work. Integrate a strategic Business Development plan for developing new business, creating revenue and profitable growth.
Client Satisfaction: Possess a deep conviction for client satisfaction. Become a trusted advisor to our clients and earn client loyalty through subject matter expertise, client care, and service. We are looking for someone who focuses on “what is in it for the other person”.
Financial Responsibility: Maintain strong studio profitability, allowing us to reward our people and continue to invest in new processes, technologies and our competitive edge. A clear understanding of market conditions that impact cost is necessary to serve our clients.
Leadership & Team Building: Create followership with your team through clear communication, mentoring, motivation and vision. The ability to grow the Little National Workplace Partnership by working productively toward common goals with peers in other offices and our diversified disciplines and leadership teams. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are critical to the success of this role.
Thought Leadership: Expertise in the workplace environment and base building innovation so that thought leadership, progressive thinking, innovative design solutions and high-quality execution are adopted and promoted for the growth of the team.
We believe in the power of design to transform peoples’ lives. Our Value Proposition challenges each of us to deliver exceptional, measurable results to our clients. Our Brand Promise is aimed at designing:
High Performance Workplaces that Maximize Results
Inspired Workplaces that Transform Culture
Sustainable Workplace Environments that Enhance Communities
Little is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Little prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Little is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs
Internal Number: SP, Workplace-Office
Little, nationally and locally recognized as a “Best Firm to Work For”, is dedicated to enhancing client performance by orchestrating the right mix of expertise, creativity and innovation to deliver results beyond architecture.
Over 400 employees internationally specialize in a variety of market types, including Community (Civic, College & University, Schools, Justice), Healthcare, Retail (Brand Experience, Supermarket/Hypermarkets, Service Retail (including banks), and Corporate Rollout) and Workplace (Interiors, Mission Critical and Office), and deliver results beyond architecture through a complete array of diversified architectural Consulting Services such as:
• Interior Architecture
• Land Development Services
• Branded Environments
• FM Strategies (Facilities Planning and Space Management Consulting)
• Building Technology Applications
• Skyscraper Services (Computer Animation and Internet Application Services)
Originally started in Charlotte, NC, Little has locations in Newport Beach, CA; Orlando, FL; Durham, NC; Washington, DC; and Beijing, China.
Our culture is energetic, collaborative and open. We value people who are fun... to work with and who have a positive impact on those around them. We are proud to offer outstanding benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities.
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