Design Director - Science & Labs

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Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Tue, Feb 9 '21Posted on:

International architecture firm with an office in Seattle is looking for a Design Director to join their growing Sciences practice. The ideal candidate will have past experience in leading the design of major facilities at an office- or company-wide level, including pharmaceutical, biomedical, laboratory, and research and development (R&D) companies.


  • Design lead for all projects within the Life Sciences practice at the office, including laboratory planning
  • Lead projects with a focus on sustainability and fresh approaches that still meet project goals and requirements
  • Provide guidance to other designers
  • Be the main point-of-contact for clients, consultants, contractors, and other related agencies
  • Be a mentor to other designers and staff in their own professional growth
  • Work with regional leadership in Business Development efforts to grow the Life Sciences practice
  • Engage in professional activities, including presenting at professional conferences, writing articles and other publications, and engaging on social media


  • 15 years of experience minimum, with 10 years of progressive experience in leading the design of lab and life sciences facilities
  • Registered Architects with LEED certification and Revit skills preferred
  • Experience in ideating creative and sustainable solutions to difficult technical problems within the life sciences market
  • Ability to manage teams through the entire life cycle of a project
  • Excellent client interfacing skills
  • Experience with business development

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