Director - Business Development & Design

EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Jul 7 '17Posted on:

EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture are looking for a Business Development Director for its new New York office. EAA is an international practice with offices in London and Istanbul, working in a wide variety of sectors. EAA believe that good design is achieved through extensive detailing and over the past 14 years the practice has earned a reputation for producing exemplary, contextual, and innovative buildings and spaces.

Please visit the practice website for more information on EAA:

The position requires someone who has an in-depth knowledge of the US market (specifically Miami & NYC) who can confidently represent the office and understands how to present EAA’s portfolio to best explain its relevance to the US market.

This is a holistic position involving all aspects of practice management including; seeking new work, business development, managing design teams and design quality and calls for a strategic Director level appointment with appropriate authority to represent EAA in US and will require a wide range of skills outlined below in four main categories:


  • Business Planning& Development
  • Managing Commissions
  • Project Management
  • Office Management
  • Liaising with Legal and Financial Advisors

New Work

  • Representing the Office
  • Knowledge of Markets
  • Leading and responding Bids & Tenders
  • Presentation Skills
  • Building Relationships
  • Contract management
  • Determining and coordinating the required sub consultants


  • Marketing, Communication, PR
  • Company representation
  • Leadership Skills
  • People Management
  • Client Relationships
  • Mentoring


  • Maintaining Design Quality
  • Team Management
  • Design Ability
  • Graphic & Writing Skills

This will be a full-time position that recognises and encourages a long-term commitment to invest in the practice. Initial engagement could be through preparation of a new business strategy & execution plan which would outline a broad strategic approach to seeking new work along with a list of opportunities, define tasks, responsibilities and benchmarks to allow for a real-time progress assessment. Principally to develop, lead and coordinate this strategy.

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Architecture or Engineering


Please contact us by email on, including job vacancy in the subject title. Please include a covering letter, CV and portfolio –if applicable, containing a selection of professional work. This should be in PDF format and no larger than 5MB in size.

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