Little is seeking a passionate and highly capable Workplace Studio Principal forour Newport Beach, California office. Specific emphasis and responsibility for this position is someone who is engaged on key projects, in front of our clients providing thought leadership and guidance and always puts their team members first.
This position is a part of our National Mixed Use | Workplace Practice Group where the mission is to share best practices, thought leadership, and resources across our footprint as one unified team.
Projects in this studio include interior architecture (including adaptive reuse and building repositions) for a wide array of workplace clients.
Key Experience and Knowledge
Positive energy, drive, fun, a commitment to design excellence, and project profitability are vital attributes. Also important is the ability to foster great collaboration, cultivate talent, and act as a mentor/role model for those around you.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for design: thoughtful and forward-thinking architecture, contextually sensitive solutions, and a regenerative approach to projects that address the environmental issues impacting our collective futures. This candidate must possess the ability and skills to build and sustain existing and new client relationships.
This leader must have significant experience in workplace architecture – primarily interior architecture but does include mixed use and ground up office buildings. Consideration will be given to Registered professionals who have demonstrated abilities in the following 6 key areas:
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.
Design Practice & Execution: Possess deep experience in the understanding and execution of base building and interior architecture. Working with our design partners to continuously improve the quality of our work through thoughtful design solutions and quality project detailing is critical to our firm’s future.
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.
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”.
Leadership & Team Building: Create followership with your team through clear communication, mentoring, motivation, and vision. The ability to grow the National Practice by working productively toward common goals with peers in other offices, our diversified disciplines, and their leadership teams. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are critical to the success of this role.
Thought Leadership: Passion and a point of view for great spaces, complex projects, and the environments we impact are necessary to lead our internal teams and to keep Little at the forefront of the industry in the communities we serve and beyond.
We believe in the power of design to transform peoples’ lives. Our Brand Promise challenges each of us to deliver exceptional, measurable results to our clients. Our practice goals are aimed at designing:
Experiences that matter
Inspired Places that enhance communities
Buildings that do less harm
*** Anticipated salary range for this position: $140,000 - $170,000; based on experience level.
Little is a place where you’ll surround yourself with colleagues who have different areas of expertise, are from different cultures and generations, and embody different talents, experiences, and passions. In fact, if you ask our employees what keeps them excited about coming to work each day, you’ll hear that it’s the people. It’s also our culture and the chance to be part of creating a better future through our work. We embrace a culture of teaching and learning through cross mentoring that spans generations, disciplines, talents, and interests and we strive to give each person exposure to the widest possible array of experiences. We care intensely about our clients and each other, and we do our best to spark a spirit of creativity and excitement in everyone around us.
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, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or a member of our HR Team.
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:
•Land Development Services
•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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