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HKS, Inc Studio Design Leader in Denver, Colorado

Overview:As an HKS Design Director, you will be responsible for orchestrating thework of project teams focused on design, development and delivery ofoutstanding solutions. You will continue to grow your design experience,relationship skills, collaboration and interpersonal skills while working ongreat projects for exceptional clients.As a member of a Studio's leadership team, Design Directors alsocollaborate with other practice leaders across the firm to enhance the culturefor design excellence, elevate the quality of design, and achieverecognition for clients and the firmResponsibilities:Collaborate on the initial marketing stages throughout completion ofconstruction and installation, including programming client needs,conceptual and schematic design, design development and management ofschedules and budgets.Lead the team through all phases thru guiding, advising and mentoring otherdesigners on project work, develop design direction and leading critiquesAct as a primary interface with clients. Work directly with the client, teammembers, and a wide range of consultants and collaborators both internal andexternal throughout the life of the project.Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultantcoordinationBuilding and sustaining client relationships.Work with the studio and office leadership to further the strategic goals ofthe firm, sector, and office.Participate in business development, marketing efforts and industry events.Collaborate with other leaders across the firm to enhance the culture fordesign excellence, elevate the quality of design and achieve recognition forclients and the firm.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Architecture, LEED accreditation, and 15+ yearsof diverse experience, including experience in a leadership rolePrior and recent experience in corporate requiredAbility to work in a team environment with good collaboration skillsExcellent presentation abilitiesA mix of strategic and creative bent, with ability to create great designwhile embracing sound business strategyPassionate about design and able to be the design inspiration for multiplehighly-creative project teamsExperience directing and providing leadership for design teams from businessdevelopment presentations through developing strategy and design conceptsStrong leadership, organization, communication and relationship managementskillsAbility to provide critical design review to design teams, communicatingdesign ideas and direction quicklyDemonstrated success building, nurturing and fostering new clientrelationshipsAbility to work closely with design directors across the firm to promote aninter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy,and to facilitate itsadvancement across the firm#LI-KT1If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via theInternal Careers Portal.HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/VeteranHKS is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to a policy ofnon-discrimination in all employment practices including, but not limitedto, recruiting, hiring, training, advancement, compensation, andtermination. HKS' policies, including its Affirmative Action Programs,are designed to not only ensure legal compliance with state and federalanti-discrimination and retaliation laws, but to carry out the principles ofequal employment opportunities in all job categories. Deliberate and consciouseffort is made to make employment decisions that are consistent with theseequal employment opportunity principles. HKS will recruit, hire, train,and promote persons in all job titles,and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard torace, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status ordisability; and ensure that all employment decisions are based only on validjob requirements. Employees and applicants will not be subjected toharassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination forfiling a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation,comp