Interested and qualified candidates, please submit your resume to:

Christina Smith | christina@kelleraugusta.com | 617.247.0505

Category:Architecture/Design 

Studio Director - Life Science

Boston, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Studio Director is responsible for building the practice of Life Sciences in the office as well as contributing to the growth of the firm-wide practice. The role involves strategy, marketing/business development, design, technical, financial to support the practice. 

Practice Strategy

  • Develops and communicates a vision for the practice.
  • Determines staffing requirements and ensures the ability to recruit, build and mentor a team
  • Collaborates with corporate resources and service lines to build a backbone of tools which will support the practice
  • Immerses themselves into the firm culture and delivers the practice as an extension to that culture

Marketing/Business Development

  • Has a strong reputation in the market along with a proven ability to win work.
  • Develops marketing strategy and material to communicate the practice vision
  • Directs business development activities by staying abreast of current trends and practices in the marketplace.
  • Increases the firm's profile and develops marketing and business development opportunities by participating in and assuming leadership roles in industry and community organizations.
  • Develops and nurtures long-term client relationships.

Design

  • High level of expertise in Life Sciences field
  • Ability to mentor
  • Ability to communicate design direction internally and externally

Technical

  • Ensures adherence to office and firm-wide technical standards.
  • Brings expertise of science and technology to the practice.

Financial

  • Establishes short- and long-term objectives for sales, profit, productivity and expense reduction. Ensures that objectives are consistent with corporate goals and priorities.
  • Monitors financial performance and makes required adjustments to meet or exceed profit goals for the office

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited architecture or design school.
  • Licensed architect preferred.
  • 15+ years on commercial science and technology projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the science and technology industry.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of science and technology design.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design intent and practices.
  • Intermediate MS Office application skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communications skills.
  • Advanced presentation and graphic communication abilities.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Advanced supervisory, leadership and team building skills.
  • Proven ability to define and communicate a vision.
  • Extensive knowledge of budget preparation and the proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.
  • Proven ability to analyze financial data and implement initiatives that contain costs and maximize profitability.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage diverse responsibilities within allotted time and/or budget.