Head of Architecture
A creative design studio require an head of architecture and ideas generator. This is a unique role and specialist in a studio that focuses on the human experience within the build environment. They have a global team with headquarters in London and a plethora of international projects covering retail, mixed use and infrastructure. The practice has a holistic, non-hierarchical ethos based on happiness, culture and collaboration. They still retain a start-up mentality, entrepreneurial and opportunistic,embodied by like-minded visionaries.
This role requires an intelligent thought leader to inspire workshops, convince clients and engage design teams. You will have an autonomous role focused on winning work, building an even bigger presence across the built environment. New sectors could include UK-focused property investors and developers, so architects with these links would add value here.
The role will vary daily and will require travel internationally managed by yourself. This will suit architects who have a conceptual perspective, a strong understanding and interesting narrative - those who are able to influence clients based on trends, analytics and statistics supported by experts in the existing team.
You will enrich and enhance a very talented team who manage their own projects. People who have a passion for people and a thirst for knowledge will be best suited. The work is based on the concept, strategy and thought behind future buildings designed by the architects, mapping journeys based on insight and bringing ‘out of the box’ thinking to convince clients.
Desirable profiles are innovators in infrastructure, retail place-makers who understand who they are designing for. This role isn’t about the buildings but about the, experience, place and people. This specialist may be wider than an architect - you must be able to understand scales from large scale urban developments and master plans to consumer journeys within existing buildings.