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Design Director/Sr. Design Associate/Principal design Associate

Whitespace Architects
Dubai (Emirate) (AE)
None specified
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Job position
Associate, Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Architect

Job Details

Position: Design Director/Sr. Design Associate/Principal design Associate

Key Functions and Responsibilities

  • Act as WSA Ambassador for design, promoting developing the very highest standards for WSA Architectural and Urban Design
  • Develop strategic client relationships and act as the primary client interface with respect to the project design
  • Continue to grow and develop WSA’s design practices in coordination with the various practice leaders
  • Lead the Design team and provide opportunities for growth, mentorship and sustainable working environment
  • Demonstrate an innovative and collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to planning and design
  • Lead the Design teams in collaboration with the General Manager
  • Lead the design aspects of the project team and oversee all phases.
  • Lead the design team towards a cohesive and rational technical solution which best meets the client’s brief and conform to the project brief and is technically, legally and financially responsible.
  • Responsible for making the design team aware of current building legislation and the Quality Management System
  • Interact and work with Clients to achieve design intentions of brief.
  • Plans and manages project scheduling, project staffing, project work plan, and project set-up in collaboration with the project team and sub-consultants.
  • Proactively identifies, assesses and mitigates design risks. Resolves problems through objective and systematic analysis
  • Ensures project standards and QAQC procedures are implemented and maintained for each of the technical areas required to complete the job, to achieve high standards of design and documentation.
  • Prepares look-ahead reports for GM, Partners, and Business Leaders.
  • Identifies and advises the Design Leadership Team about performance issues.

Qualifications, Skills Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • AIA or RIBA certification would be an advantage
  • Licensed as a Professional Architect or Engineer by an internationally recognized architectural or engineering association/body.
  • Proven track-record of successful designs


Whitespace is an international group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urban design, research and development. Our multicultural office is developing several projects throughout Europe and the MENA. WSA architectural philosophy is based on carefully analysing how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. As a result, the architecture we seek reflects the many influences that our society encounters through multicultural exchange,  global economic flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization.


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