Red Barn believes that the spaces we live and work in impact our happiness, quality of life and health. We value local relationships, environmentally responsible design and the New England vernacular. We are a client-centered practice and think that good design ideas come from everywhere.
The Director of Design is a member of the Senior Management Team, overseeing the Drafting Team. In consultation with the Principal, this role is responsible for all phases of the design process, including Assessment, Master Planning, Schematic Design and Design Development. The role also contributes to the direction of the operations, aesthetics, and growth strategy of the business. This role is a supervisory role and requires supervisory experience, including an ability to lead with confidence and courage, as well as with genuine respect for all. Strong growth potential for successful leaders.
The ideally qualified candidate possesses…
prolific design skills and graphic representation capabilities
mastery of Revit and AutoCAD, and a strong understanding of Lumion
project management and client relations experience
thorough understanding of building systems, technical specifications, and construction document detailing
an entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivation and strong work ethic
ability to perform in a high pace work environment
strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to transmit ideas and knowledge clearly
a great attitude, a good sense of humor, and great taste in music
Design and Project Work
Executing all aspects of residential/commercial design work and drawings associated with existing conditions, schematic design presentations, design development, and construction documents.
Conducting local code research and interpreting as needed.
Generating or coordinating the development of architectural specifications.
Producing, reviewing and checking detailed Construction Documents for multiple projects.
Coordinating drawing set, Revit and Lumion standards.
Maintaining an awareness and understanding of project schedules and budgets.
Managing relationships with Clients and Contractors.
Construction Administration and Project Management.
Coordination of building systems and consultants.
Client interaction and correspondence.
Member of the Senior Management Team overseeing business operations, overall firm aesthetics, and growth strategy. Attends Sr. Management Team events and meetings.
Managing Drafting Team workflow, redlining drawing sets, and mentoring junior team members.
Providing support and direction to team members, including performance management, in cooperation with Partners and HR.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Must have a passion for architecture and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Knowledge of residential and commercial architectural practices, procedures and standards.
Knowledge of building codes and materials.
Expertise in Revit, Lumion, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Working knowledge of lighting, HVAC, structural, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical design.
Excellent communication skills in all formats.
Ability to multi-task and manage simultaneous projects without loss of quality.
Positive attitude, proactive work and problem-solving style, and willingness to learn and teach!
Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required.
Education and Experience
Architectural Degree required
7+ years’ experience preferred in residential/commercial architecture
Robust experience with Revit, Lumion, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite programs
Supervisory experience preferred
Additional Salary Information: We are looking for long term partners to join us in building Red Barn. We run on a 4-day work week, and offer a benefits package that includes paid vacation, continuing education reimbursements, employee profit sharing plan and a work-sponsored retirement plan with employer match. This position is based in beautiful coastal Essex, Massachusetts. Exceptional design happens when everyone is in the same room.
About Red Barn Architecture
In 2016, Red Barn Architecture was founded to offer a signature blend of services: a unique mixture of architectural and technical know-how. Our current projects include custom homes, residential addition/renovations, multi-unit developments and small-scale commercial.