Studio Principal, Healthcare

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Newport Beach, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Oct 15 '20Posted on:

Little, nationally recognized as a “Best Firm to Work For” and one of the nation’s most progressive design firms, has an amazing opportunity for a very unique candidate.  We are seeking a Studio Principal with a positive, collaborative work style, who will lead a team of architects, planners and designers to develop and grow our client relationships for our Healthcare Studio in Newport Beach.

Our Values at Little are based on Care, Stretch and Spark:

  • Care passionately about your client and the people working beside you
  • Stretch your imagination, your ambition and your potential
  • Spark a spirit of excitement and discovery in everyone around you

The ideal candidate for this opportunity will embrace these values and have the drive and ability to grow our local portfolio form clinics to acute care work.  This individual will be an ambitious, creative leader who is passionate about finding ways to improve the performance of our clients through creative collaboration and breakthrough thinking, and who is excited about growing an established studio into a regional powerhouse.

 A candidate we’ll love:

  • You’re good with people – you are a very strong listener, genuinely interested in people, and able to build followership among teammates and clients, alike.
  • You have a strong track record of developing new business and relationships with hospital clients.
  • You are collaborative in your work-style, always looking for a new way to do things.
  • You’re a great communicator – whether verbally or in written form, people understand your ideas, and the way you share them.
  • You are a good mentor – the people that you work with feel that you have their best interests at heart.
  • You have an extensive background in healthcare planning and design.
  • You are a resourceful and creative problem solver, and you are motivated and energetic.
  • You are interested in the drivers and ideas impacting the current and future Healthcare industry.
  • You have fun while you work.

 A position you’ll love:

  • You’ll be a leader in our Newport Beach office, leading the Healthcare Studio as the Studio Principal and part of our firm wide Corporate Leadership team.
  • You’ll be directly involved with our clients and their goals from the start. 
  • You’ll work with the Office President, and our National Healthcare Studio Principal to create a long-term strategic plan to grow the Studio and client mix.
  • You’ll assume leadership of our existing body of work with strong clients, and a team of talented architects working on clinical projects.
  • You’ll have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility for your Studio.
  • You’ll have the backing of a large, expanded services firm with great in-house resources.

Ideal candidates will have the following Qualifications:

  • Registered Architect.
  • 10+ years of experience in the healthcare architecture & design industry.
  • Deep healthcare experience in the Southern California area.
  • Experience as an account or client manager, including financial management.
  • You have managed a team of people.

Our culture is energetic, collaborative and open. We value people who have a positive impact on those around them. We are proud to offer outstanding benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities.  We are committed to creating a better world through sustainable, resilient & regenerative design and we welcome people with similar experience and/or passions.


To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter for review to:

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Little is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Little prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Little is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact or a member of our HR Team.

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