1+ months

Project Director

Santa Clara, California 94111
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers.  Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies.  As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.

Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial.  Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors.  We are presently searching for a Project Director for our Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA) studio. The Project Director assumes full responsibility for planning, coordinating and administering the studio's projects and for directing projects through the efforts of Senior Project Managers and Project Managers.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manages projects from conception to completion, including work performed by both internal and external resources.
  • Establishes budgets, prepare project schedules and monitor adherence to terms.
  • Coordinate engineering work to ensure compliance with the design concept.
  • Coordinate project teams' work to ensure timely and complete submission of documents.
  • Manage collections for assigned projects.
  • Manage client relationships.
  • Identifies and pursues new business opportunities with existing and potential clients.
  • Attracts, develops and manages staff through leadership and mentoring.
  • Participates in industry organization to increase firm's profile and to develop marketing opportunities.
  • Stays abreast of current developments, trends and practices within the interior design and construction industries. Disseminate information, as appropriate, to staff and management.

Required Education and Work Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture or interior design.
  • 10+ years experience producing commercial interior design projects including 7+ years managing projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of materials, furnishings and construction methods related to interior design.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and negotiate contracts for services, consultants and contractors.
  • Proven ability to solve contract and administration issues within the established design context.
  • Proven ability to manage all project phases.
  • Advanced supervisory, leadership and team building skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines without compromising design intent or internal relationships.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and the proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage diverse responsibilities within allotted time and/or budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise.

Working Conditions:
For the majority of the time the Project Director will be sitting in a studio with limited physical requirements.  This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach.  On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys.  The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.

Interior Architects, Inc. (IA) provides equal opportunity in all aspects of recruitment and employment to all persons without regard to their race, color, creed, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities.



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Posted: 2021-09-02 Expires: 2021-10-17

IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture - a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, & our communities. 


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