Senior Architect / Studio Director

Leadership role in growing design studio
  • Salary: US $125,000-150,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 50954

About this role

Interdisciplinary design studio specializing in museum, cultural and education projects is seeking a Senior Architect to join as Studio Director and oversee the technical aspects of their New York office.


Reporting directly to the COO and CEO the Studio Director will have responsibility for:

  • Operations, including HR, finance and IT
  • Allocation of staff resourcing to projects
  • Employee performance reviews
  • Defining project deliverables and managing project billings
  • Implementation of best practice for project management and project delivery
  • Tracking office budgets and profitability
  • QA/QC of projects to ensure compliance with code/scope of works/brief
  • Oversight and execution of all contracts
  • Representing the firm to the client in negotiating contracts, conflict resolution and satisfaction

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master's of Architecture Degree
  • Must be NY licensed architect
  • 15+ years of professional experience
  • Significant experience in the successful delivery of projects
  • Previous experience in HR/Operations is advantageous

The successful person will join a young and highly collaborative design studio and become an integral part of this growing New York studio

Alastair Wallace

Bio: Alastair studied architecture at the University of Manchester and the University of Hong Kong. He then spent ten years working for award-winning architecture firms based in the UK. Looking for a change, in November of 2016 he moved to New York and joined our busy architecture team, recruiting for top firms such as SOM, FXCollaborative, Grimshaw and Deborah Berke Partners. Alastair now leads the Bespoke Careers New York office, coordinating the architecture, interiors and business support teams.

+1 (212) 321 0909

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