When you become a part of our Little family, you're not just joining a team; you're embarking on a creative journey aimed at finding design solutions that not only boost client performance but also prioritize sustainability and a selfless approach. As a bonus, you'll be stepping into one of the Top 5 Retail Design Firms in the nation.
In your role as the Studio Principal for our Retail Studio (soon to be located in Tyson's Corner, VA), you'll lead a dynamic team focused on a diverse range of projects. You'll collaborate closely with national retail clients, assisting with everything from brainstorming and design execution to seamless rollouts. Our clientele spans various market sectors, including retail banking, wellness, automotive, and food retail. If you have a background in hospitality, we see this as a valuable asset for our future growth.
Our ideal candidate is an ambitious and imaginative leader, driven by the desire to enhance our clients' performance through creative partnerships. You'll be at the helm among our leadership group, steering the strategic direction, growth, and evolution of our nationally recognized Retail Practice.
To succeed in this role, you should possess:
A creative retail background: You're well-versed in the world of retail, understanding the importance of speed-to-market, prototype design/management, and the intricacies of corporate retail clients. You bring a wealth of experience in commercial retail and retail store design.
A deep understanding of the retail development process and terminology: You're a recognized thought leader, or you aspire to become one, in the realm of retail architecture and design.
Established relationships and contacts: Your network extends into the hospitality, retail, and developer markets, backed by proven business relationships and/or development expertise.
Exceptional leadership qualities: You're an empathetic and attentive listener, genuinely interested in people, with the ability to build strong connections among teammates and clients, offering motivation and support.
Outstanding communication skills: Whether you're speaking or writing, your ideas are clear, and your problem-solving skills shine through.
A passion for nurturing talent: Your team feels your genuine concern for their growth and development; you're invested in their careers and always ready with resources.
Professional Registration or Certification in your discipline (e.g., AIA or NCIDQ).
10 years of experience in the architecture and design industry, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
Extensive experience in all aspects of retail, with a preference for national, multi-unit rollout/program retail, and a strong work ethic.
Experience as an account or client/project manager, responsible for the financial management of an account or body of work.
Beyond being a top retail design firm, Little is a place where you'll find colleagues with diverse expertise, backgrounds, and talents. Our inclusive culture fosters a better future through our work, emphasizing teaching and learning through cross-mentoring across generations, disciplines, and interests. We deeply care about our clients and each other, and we strive to ignite creativity and excitement in everyone around us. Plus, for those who value an energizing, creative environment, you'll be delighted to discover our newest office soon to be opened in Tyson’s Corner, VA. Join us in this exciting journey!
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 [email protected] 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 300 employees across the nation specialize in a variety of market types, including Community (Civic, College & University, Schools, Justice), Retail (Brand Experience, Supermarket/Hypermarkets, Service Retail (inc. banks & health care), 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: • Architecture • Engineering • Interior Architecture • Land Development Services • Branded Environments • 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 Costa Mesa, 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. To learn more about Little, please visit us at www.littleonline.com. Little is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. - See more at: http://careercenter.aia.org/hr/jobdetail.cfm?job_id=7828506#sthash.Pzti47vE.dpuf