Min. Required Years of Experience: 15 years as Lead Designer FLSA Status: Exempt
Min. Required Education: Degree in Architecture from NAAB accredited university.
Licensure: Required with an NCARB Certificate.
Level of Experience: Senior; 15 years with direct client contact in a lead designer role.
Reports to: President/CEO and COO
Level of Supervision: Works independent in all aspects of the design process with direct client contact.
Responsible for programming, creative conceptual design while directing concepts for the firm.
Coordinate and oversee all design activities, interface directly with clients and in-house staff to create design solutions which meet the client's needs, priorities, budgets, timelines, and aspirations.
Must be able to interpret client wishes and needs and turn them into creative solutions while overseeing the design team and coordinating with architectural and engineering production staff.
Must be able to create conceptual designs based upon programming studies, client design goals, city, state and federal regulations, and corporate brand design requirements.
Supervise and oversee the firm's creative energy and bring it to focus on each project to the level that is required to meet the client's objectives.
Must have strong, passionate, verbal presentation skills and be able to communicate and sell clients on the ultimate design direction for the project.
Must be able to meet deadlines while inspiring the design team to ever better design solutions and presentation materials.
Must exhibit a high-level of problem solving skills, conceptual visualization, design presentation material creation and leadership ability.
Communication Skills: Must have excellent written and oral presentation skills.
Level of Judgement Regarding Project Design: Independent judgement is expected.
Mentoring: More experienced personnel are expected to help less experienced personnel develop the skills needed to be quality LK employees at all positions.
Client Relationship: LK's primary contact for the design of the project.
Software: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-up
Travel: Travel required to performs duties as Project Architect/Project Manager is expected.
Financial success of assigned projects as adjusted for special considerations.
Client satisfaction as determined by Post-Project survey.
Good to Excellent/Peer evaluation(s) for Project Architect and Project Manager I
Excellent to Superior/Peer evaluation for Project Architect and Project Manager II
Superior/Peer evaluation results.
Proactive marketing activities.
Individual utilization ratio and utilization ratio(s) of supervised employees.
Accuracy of completed drawings and/or calculations
Based in Wichita, Kansas, LK Architecture is a leading commercial architecture firm that works throughout the United States. We are fully licensed and accredited in all 50 states and are proud to have successfully completed projects in the entire geographical span of the United States. With in-house capabilities that include architectural services, electrical, mechanical and plumbing engineering, interior design, land planning and landscape solutions, we are always looking to grow our team.
The heart of our practice is based on the expertise of the licensed professionals that serve our clientele, so we provide a number of continuing education opportunities both in-house and through our allied professional association educational programs.