Summary MKM architecture + design (MKM) is seeking a Senior Associate – Senior Living/Multi-Family Housing Market Leader to help manage the firm’s senior living and multi-family housing portfolio. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in leading the firm’s Senior Living (independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, etc.) and Multi-Family Housing (market rate, low-income housing, etc.) portfolios both in service offerings and geographic area. As a Senior Associate and a member of the firm’s leadership team, the Senior Living Market Leader will support the goals of the firm and assist in cultivating a culture of innovation. Applicants should exhibit leadership in architectural design, project management, and client relations, and bring a proven track record of recognized expertise within this specific market sector.
Leads interdisciplinary design teams for key market sectors.
Manages project deliverables and production team(s) within market sectors from early site analysis through project closeout.
Reviews drawings, specifications, and other deliverables before issuance to ensure they meet the client’s expectations and the firm’s quality control standards.
Develops and manages project schedules, budgets, and scope of work, and serves as primary client liaison for multiple projects.
Provides internal mentorship and contributes to the firm’s culture and commitment to quality.
Contributes to the firm’s intellectual capital through production of white papers, conference presentations, etc.
Generates creative solutions and evidenced-based design strategies for clients that positively impacts the success of their organization.
Assists Principals in growing senior living and multi-family market sectors within defined geographic region.
Assists in the execution of the firm’s strategic goals and serves as an effective member of its leadership team.
While MKM is based in downtown Fort Wayne, the firm is currently considering other locations for satellite offices. As part of this growth strategy, successful applicants will be permitted to work remotely if not residing within northeast Indiana. Further discussion regarding this arrangement will be discussed during the interview process.
We are looking for a good fit. Salary negotiations will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive benefits and a list detailing these will be made available upon request. Background checks will be performed on all successful candidates. Qualified candidates should submit, by email, a resume and letter of interest to humanresources@MKMdesign.com with the position’s title noted in the subject heading.
5+ years of experience as a licensed architect (NCARB certification preferred).
3+ years of proven experience managing senior living and multi-family market sectors (as well as clear understanding of industry trends and respective building code requirements for respective project types).
Possess clear understanding of AIA contracts.
Ability to grow and maintain an active client network.
Experience in public speaking and publications (preferred).
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and work remotely (as needed).
Ability and willingness to travel as necessary to support firm strategies and sector goals (especially within Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and Wisconsin).
Proficiency in Autodesk Revit and experience in managing teams utilizing BIM platform.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Proficiency in Deltek Ajera (preferred).
Telecommuting is allowed.
About MKM architecture + design
We design healthy places.
MKM architecture + design (MKM) believes that well-being is essential for communities to thrive. That’s why we are working so hard to improve the culture of health with partners across the care continuum. For fourty years, we have focused on the relationship between design and health. It’s all we think about.
Over the years, we have helped numerous organizations develop innovative models of care that disrupt the status quo and effect sustainable change within the populations they serve. Consistently named as one of the “Top Architecture Firms” in the country by Modern Healthcare, our award-winning practice is led by a team of nationally renowned thought leaders whose expertise spans across the full spectrum of care.
We understand that our job is to help clients design spaces that will house the most significant moments in people’s lives; it's something we take very seriously. And why we are so adamant that each detail is thoughtfully considered and every solution is purposefully designed. From senior living and behavioral health to urgent care and inpatient surgery, we listen to our clients’ needs, think about how the project can be most successf...ully approached, and create effective solutions focused on their expectations. Our design process is simple: listen, think, create... repeat. It's an iterative methodology that is grounded in empathy, reliant on critical thinking, and fueled by curiosity.
We are not simply responsible for designing healthcare facilities. Our passion lies in considering spaces that promote the health and well-being of people of all ages and abilities. We are in the business of designing meaningful places for everyone.