ForrestPerkins Studio Leader

ForrestPerkins ForrestPerkins Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Wed, Oct 30 '19Posted on:

ForrestPerkins is a distinct studio of Perkins Eastman Architects with offices in 17 locations worldwide. Currently ForrestPerkins has studios in New York, Washington, DC, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Dubai.

The Opportunity:

Leading international Interior Design and Interior Architecture firm specializing in Luxury Hospitality and Multi-Residential projects worldwide seeks a proven Studio Leader to manage and direct a growing team of designers and architects in the firm’ Washington, DC Studio as part of the larger management team of the growing brand. The firm is a distinct brand that is part of a large international Design practice.

The firm values Design, Collaboration and Excellence in all facets of project delivery. Our diverse teams work together regardless of location.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow an integrated team of interior designers and interior architects (currently 10 staff) to
  • design, document and deliver highly detailed luxury projects.
  • Secure new work
  • Mentor Staff
  • Manage client relationships
  • Work with other Studio Leaders as part of the management team of the brand
  • Write Proposals and Set Fees for new work
  • Manage projects in the studio to profitability
  • Work with leaders in the larger firm on key initiatives

Required Qualifications:

  • Licensed Interior Designer or Architect with a minimum of 15 years of experience in the luxury
  • hospitality design profession. LEED and WELL certifications a plus.
  • Experienced leader of multi-faceted teams of design professionals to achieve fully realized luxury hotel
  • and multi-residential projects worldwide.
  • EMENA experience a plus
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong Design Skills
  • Demonstrated business development and client management skills
  • Deep Knowledge of hotel brands and hospitality industry owners
  • Published work
  • Recognized Design Leader
  • Experience with other practice areas such as Senior Living and Retail a plus
  • Recognized Thought Leader
  • Strong Speaking, Writing and Presentation skills
  • Ability to Travel, including extended trips overseas as necessary


  • At least one reference from a senior level brand representative (Marriott, Hilton, Accor, etc.)
  • At least one and preferably several Client references
  • Senior level Vendor and/or Publication representative references
  • Former staff members managed by the candidate
  • Former managers to whom the candidate was a direct report

How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

 Link: Human By Design

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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