We are seeking a leader for our regional architectural studio which is moving to a newly renovated office in the Northside neighborhood of Kalamazoo. It is a challenging opportunity for an architect looking for the next big step in his or her career. Candidates must have excellent business development skills and a passion for mentoring a design team dedicated to producing exemplary work. This opportunity builds on Wightman’s strategic commitment to growth and the development of the Kalamazoo region.
The Regional Manager for Architecture is responsible for developing and managing the work and budgets of the department’s Architects, Interior Designers, Planners and Production Staff. The Regional Manager for Architecture often serves as the Project Manager for medium to large architectural projects. The Regional Manager for Architecture works closely with other Wightman professionals to create outstanding design projects which are safe, sustainable, and enriching places.
Owns business development efforts for architecture in the Kalamazoo market
Maintain and foster good relationships with current and potential clients
Analyze current state of architecture work and develop strategy to increase efficiency and revenue
Manage and mentor licensed and unlicensed staff including assignments of projects and priorities
Monitor performance and direct necessary corrective actions on each project from the standpoint of client satisfaction, profitability and timeliness
Managing the scope, planning, design, execution, monitoring and closure of architectural projects
Preparing and managing department and project budgets and schedules
Monitoring and reporting progress toward project completion
Establishing department policies, procedures and standards
Meeting regularly with other department leaders
Required Skills & Behaviors
Excellent communication, organization and writing skills
Demonstrated experience to develop new clients for a firm
Strong office management and project management experience
Ability to work with multiple clients, contractors and subcontractors
Team-based mentality and ability to mentor staff
Reports directly to Director of Architecture
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
Professional licensure required
Experience in sustainable design/LEED
Certification in project management
10-25% local travel
If interested, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wightman & Associates, Inc. has delivered first-class Architecture, Engineering, Urban Design, Interior Design and Survey solutions to a diverse collection of clients since 1946. We approach each project with one eye on creativity and the other on common sense. This process leads us to find original and effective solutions with our client’s bottom line as the litmus test for success. We are a collaborative group that uses this method for every project we engage, regardless of size or scope.
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