Director of Architecture - UAE
My client a top tier international practice with a proven history in the design and delivery of iconic buildings globally has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Architecture to join their team in the UAE.
As Director of Architecture you would be responsible for developing strong client relationships, the Architectural profile of the company, solutions for large-scale complex projects as well as ensuring technical and design excellence within the UAE office.
- Manage an existing team of design and site based architectural staff
- Attract, develop and retain new staff
- Active involvement in business development and marketing of the architectural division
- In conjunction with the other Directors, work at a strategic level to grow and develop the business multi-functionally
- Active involvement in design projects from both a conceptual and detailed perspective
- Provide leadership and direction with relation to design and project delivery
- Develop and manage client relationships
- Build and maintain strong relationship with the international design teams
You must have 15+ years’ experience, have a degree in Architecture and ideally be RIBA / RIAI / RAIA / AIA qualified. Previous experience of managing an architectural department, of working on innovative and complex international projects, as well as a flair for design and a strong commercial sense are required. A proven ability to build and develop successful client relationships and architectural teams are essential.
In return you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to work as part of an ambitious, innovative, design and client and international company.