Head of Architectural Design - Residential Development

Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 23 '21Posted on:

We are exclusively representing a rapidly scaling tech start-up that has married both architecture and technology to improve and revolutionize the bathroom and kitchen renovation industry.

The Head of Architectural Design is an important leadership role, with two primary focuses. First, they establish the future-state vision of the Design organization that is best-in-class, innovative, creative, scalable, and challenges the status quo. Second, they lead the Design team to successfully realize this vision, while simultaneously developing the processes, procedures and systems to create a design experience that exceeds the expectations of their customers today.

To be successful in this role, you will have deep architectural design experience, you will be a motivating leader with robust management experience, and you will be tireless in your efforts to drive technology innovation and adoption. In this role, you will develop the consumer experiences in the design phase of a project, and you will consider upstream and downstream implications of your work. You are a systems-thinker by nature, and use process innovation to reduce complexity, increase velocity, save money, and improve quality of outcomes. You have a technology/product mind that informs how technology can complement process innovation to create systems for scale. You have empathy for both homeowners and builders, both of which are critical for the company’s success.


● Own the future-state vision of the Design group, and develop the strategy for realizing it

● Monitor the end-to-end performance of the design experience to ensure that it performs at a level that exceeds both internal and external customer and contractor expectations

● Deliver high quality, efficiently produced design experiences for homeowners

● Deliver quality instructions and guidance for contractors with minimal error and maximum efficiency

● Run a high-performing network of designers across multiple product lines and potential geographies

● Create feedback loop between dependent functions of procurement, construction, and sales and collaborate with other departments to create coordinated plans that support business growth

● Create scalable processes and standards that continuously improve the work  of designers

● Build systems / processes for troubleshooting issues that arise during construction phase

● Analyze data; evaluate and report on KPI’s; ensure operational performance and consistency across all regions

● Cultivate a high-performing, empathetic, and tenacious team culture


● 8+ years of professional experience in the architecture, interior design, construction, home improvement or real estate industry

● 5 - 10 years of management and leadership experience

● Architectural degree (or equivalent years of experience)

● Highly versatile -- ability to bring together components of design, product, sales, operations, and construction to execute a strategy

● Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate up and down the organization, as well as with external stakeholders

● Experience managing cross-functional projects and teams in fast-paced, evolving environments

● Experience in design software, specifically Revit, and web-based AEC technologies, such as Autodesk Forge and BIM 360/Collaborate

● Strong analytical mindset and interest in data and its ability to drive serious business impact; fluency in


● Earn equity in an early stage high-growth company

● 100% subsidized health insurance, dental coverage, vision coverage

● 12 weeks universal fully paid family leave

● Flexible Vacation Policy: recommended 2-3 weeks vacation / year

● 3 weeks a year where you can work anywhere

● 401k retirement savings plan

● Employee discount on renovation services

● Working alongside an ambitious, kind, no-drama team 

Base Salary will be in the $150-200k range, depending on experience. Please apply directly to Dan Cloke,

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