||Title: Architectural Principal
Potential for Future Equity Position
Principals are both project and firm leader. They are responsible for marketing/business development, design and planning, project management, mentoring and developing staff. Principals are responsible for the performance of their projects as well as the overall performance of the firm. They are expected to be responsible for guiding and mentoring project teams, project budgets and working with others to monitor workload projections and staffing needs. They are responsible to develop and maintain strong client relations. As a principal they are expected to be an active member of client communities and represent the firm in professional associations.
• Registered architect (specifically eligible for registration in Minnesota)
• 10 plus years in architectural practice with 3 to 5 years in demonstrated firm leadership including business development, operations and finance
• Strong aptitude for leading clients and developing well-conceived design solutions
• Demonstrated experience and active involvement in communities
• Professional Membership and active involvement in AIA
• Strong skill in developing and integrating high performance building technologies
• Experience in all phases of design with emphasis on leading teams to develop extraordinary client solutions
• Demonstrated competency in use of Revit
• Mature leader of clients and internal teams
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Works with the President and marketing team to continually expand personal network and acquire new clients. Develops personal relationships that lead to project opportunities. Initiates work winning strategy, leads development of proposals, presentations and contracts. 25% of time will be devoted to marketing and business development.
Works with president and other principals to insure the firm operations and infrastructure support the staff with facilities, technologies and development.
Works with other firm leaderships to continually provide, monitor and develop the highest quality of design and technical solutions to insure that the firm is chosen. Provides client, staff and project leadership that meets or exceeds expectations within the defined scope of the agreement.
Works with President to monitor firm’s financial health and project performance to meet established key indicators of success.
Key Measures of Success
• Marketing/Business Development Goals
• Project Performance in Design, Quality and Financial
• Project and Firm Leadership
5 Year Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture Degree
Candidates of the highest caliber are encouraged to respond in strict confidence by sending your resume and electronic portfolio to: Douglas R. Parker AIA, Managing Principal, The Greenway Group at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should read “Minneapolis Firm”. Greenway is serving as a strategic advisor to the firm.
The firm has 30 years of history working with many distinguished public and private clients in Minneapolis and throughout the Midwest. They have won numerous architectural and interior design awards by following their philosophy of providing good design while meeting budget and schedules. They have also developed a reputation as a leader in energy conservation and sustainability.
Their practice includes new and adaptive reuse projects in multiple practice sectors including: municipal buildings, public works maintenance facilities, retail, K-12 (public and charter), higher education (private and public), religious facilities and historic preservation. They provide full architectural services including pre-design and programming, cost estimating, interior design, ADA evaluation, master planning, construction administration, owner representation, condition assessment reports and feasibility studies. The firm often works on projects with $30 million construction budgets.
The firm is known by its peers and colleagues as a firm that exemplifies the profession of architecture in Minneapolis. The president and members of the staff have served in national leadership within the AIA and have frequently spoken at professional conferences.