Project and Design Leader

A+I (Architecture Plus Information) A+I (Architecture Plus Information) Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Apr 2 '21Posted on:

A+I, an award-winning strategy-led architecture and design agency, is looking for a Project and Design Leader.  We believe deeply that great design depends on the collaborative output of our teams.  As a key member of an A+I project team, you will provide team leadership and management.  You will work closely with the team’s architects, strategists, and brand and graphic designers.  You will connect teams to office leadership, clients, and consultants.  And you will bring the strong design capabilities necessary to deliver meaningful, beautiful, integrated projects through well-managed processes and communication. 


You will create impact by:

Providing strong design leadership across all aspects of our interdisciplinary projects

  • Embrace and help develop the design strategies that guide project design at A+I.
  • Provide creative initiation of design ideas, both independently and with teams.
  • Give constructive and articulate critical design feedback.
  • Coordinate the seamless integration of experience, interior design, graphics and branding with the architectural design.
  • Communicate complex ideas with clarity: visually, verbally, graphically, and in writing.
  • Being passionate about design and having a point of view, while fostering design collaboration within your team and with office leadership.

Providing inspiring and empathetic team leadership that results in outstanding design

  • Have sophisticated client-engagement skills
  • Understand and guide overall workflow, staffing, and integration of all design disciplines
  • Give constructive and timely feedback to team members.
  • Provide high level management of consultants 
  • Communicate complex ideas with clarity: visually, verbally, graphically, and in writing.
  • Foster collaboration within your team. 
  • Care as much about the culture and people you work with as the project.


Project and Design Leader Responsibilities:    

  • Lead substantial projects, including multi‐floor commercial interior and exterior space, full building adaptive re‐use renovations and new construction  
  • Lead the design effort, and ensure rigorous adherence of design goals throughout the project.
  • Be the primary day-to-day contact with the client, 
  • Be the primary high-level contact to consultants.     
  • Coordinate workflow and efforts across multiple in‐house disciplines including strategy, branding, and graphic design, for the delivery of fully‐integrated projects.
  • Managing project budget and schedules.
  • Provide high level coordination of permitting.
  • Manage high level interface with contractors from initial pricing and bidding, through construction completion   


Project and Design Leader Qualifications:  

  • Work examples that demonstrate a sophisticated design sensibility and experience in all phases of architectural projects.    
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience (post‐grad) including substantial experience managing large projects, with demanding clients and schedules, and large consultant teams    
  • Familiarity with Revit and Adobe Creative Suite. Proficiency in those programs and other 3-d modeling is a plus. 
  • Experience with managing project budget and schedules.
  • Comfort with multi‐tasking and collaboration within the context of fast‐paced projects    
  • Deep knowledge of architectural practice and construction in general     
  • Available to start within 2‐3 weeks of interview    
  • Professional architectural degree from an accredited institution    
  • Excellent English language communication and client facing‐skills    
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States, without need for employee sponsorship    

More about us:

A+I is an equal opportunity employer. 

We are committed to achieving a workforce as diverse as the city we call home.  


A+I believes in building towards a responsible practice. 

We stand firmly for progressive social policy, responsible stewardship of our planet and combatting climate change.


A+I builds to better the world we inhabit.

We are an award‐winning, strategy‐led design agency focusing on design in the built environment. We live our purpose through our devotion to crafting more compelling human experiences -ones that seek to unite people and organizations, amplify their purpose, and better the world we inhabit.  We believe that researching and building informed strategies to guide the design of spaces and experiences is a powerful lever for achieving the greater goals of those for whom we design as well as building towards more humane, inclusive, and sustainable futures. As such, building beautiful, meaningful, purposeful, and sustainable spatial experiences is deeply dependent on the strategies that organize that thinking. We achieve this through fostering diverse collaborative creative teams, integrated across research and design disciplines, and aligned around our client’s vision.



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