Waldon Studio Architects is an expanding firm with offices in Columbia, MD, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. We are looking for qualified persons to join our firm.
Quick Facts • 41 people strong and growing • Founded in 2003 • Experienced with local, regional and national projects • Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in MD, VA and DC • Staff includes LEED Certified Architects, Historical Qualified Architects, Certified Construction Specifiers, Construction Administration Professionals and Interior Designers • Recognized in the Top 20 Largest Architects by the BBJ • Recognized on the list of Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies • Awards from the AIA, NACBD, ABC, MDOT, among others
JOB TITLE: Principal - Business Development in Multifamily Housing
Licensed Architect with direct oversight for a market sector, discipline, department, who establishes and implements goals and objectives, develops, and promotes the firm’s values and long-range plans, positions the firm for growth, and ensures profitability. Understands the firm’s goals, current market conditions and marketplace competitors. Coordinate with Client Sector Leaders to develop the long and short term strategic objectives, fee targets, and marketing budgets. Identify business opportunities by meeting with and presenting to potential new clients and building existing client relationships in each sector. Write proposals, provide teaming strategies, assist with creating business graphics, building presentations, and marketing materials. Responsible for establishing overall goals and objectives and coordinating implementation plans. In conjunction with other senior leaders, is responsible for realization of profits compatible with interests of clients and the firm. Develops and promotes the firm’s vision, mission, core values, and long-range plans. Participates in creating an positioning the firm to take advantage of opportunities for growth and marketplace expansion. Ensures profitability, quality enhancement, and professional development.
Manage existing clients and ensure they stay satisfied and positive by participating in internal and external project debriefs. Present new information about corporate services and skills to enhance the existing client’s understanding of the company. Work with Client Sector Leaders, Project Managers, and other technical staff to ensure existing client needs are met.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends to Senior Staff. Identify opportunities and communication channels that will lead to an increase in new projects. Develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.
Bachelor of architecture from an accredited university.
More than 15 years of experience in design. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate a record of winning work.
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About Waldon Studio Architects
Waldon Studio Architects (WSA), designs spaces that have a purposeful intention and foster better environments in which to live, work, play and worship. We do this with a strong focus on creative thinking in connection and collaboration with our clients. The architects of WSA embrace these singular visions and design facilities that will enhance the community life of the people who will use them. We are seeking a team member who personifies our commitment to understand and serve our client’s needs.
Waldon Studio Architects is an expanding firm with offices in Columbia, MD, Washington, DC, and
Baltimore, MD. We are looking for qualified persons to join our firm.
• 41 people strong and growing
• Founded in 2003
• Experienced with local, regional and national projects
• Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in MD, VA and DC
• Staff includes LEED Certified Architects, Historical Qualified Architects, Certified Construction
Specifiers, Construction Administration Professionals and Interior Designers
• Recognized in the Top 20 Largest Architects by the BBJ
• Recognized on the list of Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
• Awards from the AIA, NACBD, ABC,... MDOT, among others
People that make great employees are assertive, flexible, adaptable to change, passionate about
design, methodical about producing the work, hold self and others accountable, dependable, selfmotivated,
helpful and works collaboratively with a team.
Work Life Balance
Our employees have families and interests outside of the office and we support our employees with a
life-work balance. Being flexible with our hours at the beginning and end of the day and making up
time during the week allows our employees to respond to family needs, doctors appointments and
things in life that pop up unexpectedly. We like to keep our work week close to 40 hours. Employees
that are rested, are more productive, make less mistakes and are much happier too. Our employees
are family, we celebrate successes together and support each other in harder times too.
STRONGER COMMUNITIES, BY DESIGN.
Serving Clients and their Communities
Waldon Studio Architects (WSA) strengthens communities through design, with architecture that
creates positive impact, enriches lives, and elevates purpose. Our work grows organically from the
strong partnerships developed with each client, as we collaborate to identify and articulate a unified
direction. The result – unique architectural designs that reflect the core values and priorities pivotal to
each client’s mission.
Reputation and Experience
WSA’s nationally recognized studio of passionate architects and creatives designs spaces for education,
community, worship, government, commercial, multi-family housing, and healthcare clients. Extensive
knowledge and experience with the sectors we serve, combined with creative compassion for our
clients, enable us to produce award-winning architecture that has been recognized locally and
nationally. Our understanding of urban and historic architecture – including historic preservation and
adaptive reuse – and our expertise with renovations, preservation and tax credit projects make us the
architect-of-choice for clients building on a mission.
We believe good design reflects the client’s personality, culture, and purpose. Each project should
reflect the client’s distinct character and should be built on an in-depth understanding of their vision
for and intended use of the space. Our work is also inspired by context, creating environments that are
woven into the fabric of the community and serve the end-users. As such, we aim to make your vision
timeless while promoting sound environmental stewardship.
Process and Approach
Flexibility, adaptability and sustainability are hallmarks of lasting architecture. At WSA, we help clients
make efficient use of their space by providing flexible and adaptable designs that allow them to
elegantly accommodate unanticipated changes. Our internal teams, comprising professionals with
diverse skills, varied perspectives and critical thinking, work together with clients and their
stakeholders to leverage our own extensive knowledge base as well as those of specialists. And we
coordinate with developers, builders, and community leaders, guiding the development process
through necessary approvals, to ensure our designs are efficient, sustainable, responsible, and of
Corporate Social Responsibility
Since our founding, WSA has held true to the principle that the built environment should strengthen
and unify its community or neighborhood. To that end, beyond our community-oriented project
experience, WSA dedicates 1% of the firm’s gross annual revenue to providing pro-bono architectural
services. And we encourage our employees to be active in their community through charitable
activities, by serving on boards and committees, or by volunteering at their church or local community
We believe it is our responsibility to practice good stewardship of the environment. We design
holistically by studying sustainable site solutions, employing energy efficient strategies, and
understanding life-cycle costs of building materials and systems. Our project teams provide costbenefit
analysis on a variety of concepts, systems and product options, customized to meet the needs
of each project and fulfill the desired sustainability goals. Furthermore, we have provided design
and/or certification services for numerous Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)