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POSITION TITLE:    Director of Workplace Interiors (Commercial Architecture)
REPORTING TO:     Principals
LOCATION:               San Francisco, CA (94108/Union Square)
OUR CLIENT:           Form 4 Architecture


At Form 4 Architecture, we strive to create architecture that is rational, empowering, and dynamic. We embrace collaboration and teamwork as the cornerstones of success, and we believe in designing welcoming environments that are fundamentally sustainable and accessible. As collaborative partners in the design process, our principals personally lead every project from concept to completion, bringing the collective wealth of years of expertise and knowledge to each client’s vision. We are an established (1998), growing and award-winning firm.

We are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded the 2017 American Prize for Architecture!

Notable clients include: Google, Facebook, VMware, Workday, Netflix, Houzz, Zeltiq, Kitty Hawk, Kaiser Family Foundation, Charles Schwab, Nevro, Cutera, Irvine Company, Lennar, Hines, Sobrato Development Company, Jay Paul Company, Invesco, Trammell Crow, Sand Hill Company, TMG Partners, Swift Real Estate Partners, Santa Clara University, UC San Francisco, Western Athletic Clubs, Equinox Sports Club San Francisco, Orinda Country Club and many more.

Some of our specialties are commercial/office core and shell, commercial interiors, athletic facilities, churches, mixed-use, residential, LEED platinum, Net Zero buildings, international design, and more.

Due to our continuous growth, we are seeking a Director of Workplace Interiors to grow and lead the emerging, busy commercial interiors side of the business.  We want to be recognized as one of the best interior design firms in the Bay Area and therefore want someone with the expertise, enthusiasm, and leadership skills to spearhead the effort in collaboration with the Principals.

The position is posted here:

Position Overview: The Director of Workplace Interiors will be a leader to the existing interiors staff, grow the department by developing business, fostering client relationships, and remaining involved with a few key clients/projects.

Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Lead, manage, inspire, evaluate and develop the skills and abilities of the existing interiors staff.
Develop marketing, public relations, business development, and strategic plans.
Make client presentations.
Establish and manage interiors department and project budgets.
Track projects and client relationships through completion and foster future business in the process.
Manage internal and external resources (contractors and vendors), keeping the department cohesive and functioning well.
Coordinate with engineering, technical and exterior architectural teams as appropriate.
Facilitate internal design teams throughout the projects.
Be involved in appropriate industry organizations to foster business relationships.

We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!

A minimum of 15 years of experience in the commercial /workplace interiors design field.
Experience in leading a studio / team, with strong skills in financial management, as well as excellent development of personnel.
Licensed Architect and/or Certified Interior Designer.
Proven success at business development with repeat business/accounts/clients.  Bring strong local client contacts and relationships.
Shown success in design and/or project management of significant commercial/workplace design/architecture projects.
Proficient use of industry appropriate software including, but not limited to Microsoft Office and Outlook and/or MAC Pages and Keynote, Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, etc. – AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, FormZ, Lumion, Bluebeam, etc.

Decision maker; strong judgment skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong presentation and graphic design skills.
Excellent sense of design; can either design or design direct OR talk design ideas and solutions with clients.
Organized, detailed, and thorough.
Engaging, collaborative, and supportive.
Can manage, mentor and lead others.
Personable; networker.
Positive attitude and motivated.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and/or Interior Design.

Form 4 offers a growing, successful, fast-paced, stimulating work environment.  We love our work, love to improve, and love to have fun. Great people and great work are what we care about!

We offer a cooperative, collaborative, design-oriented work environment with opportunities for career growth, increased responsibility, mentoring by experienced professionals.  We provide in-house continuing education and are committed to helping staff complete their IDP (Intern Development Program) requirements, certifications and/or licensing.

Form 4 is a place to develop a solid design reputation with opportunity for professional growth.

Competitive salary, attractive bonus structure, and benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; vacation, holidays and regular company parties; commute vouchers, 401k retirement plan, etc.

Please email your resume and cover letter with “Form 4” in the subject line.
Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.
Please do not send your resume to Form 4 directly.

Lisa K. Locke

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