Architectural Designer - Senior

by leslie_taylor 3 years ago San Jose, San Jose, California

Gensler is a global design firm, with 40+ offices and 5,000+ employees worldwide. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 31 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadiums and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.

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Gensler’s San Jose office is searching for a senior architectural designer (15+ years) to help build the architectural practice in Silicon Valley. We are looking for a key player and leader who can develop relationships, lead design teams and further develop an architectural practice in our office. Exceptional design skills, a portfolio of innovative design concepts, and an emphasis on built work are desired.  Experience with designing interior projects is a plus.


  • Involvement in all phases of the design process including programming, schematic design, design development and construction documents and construction administration.

  • Interaction with clients while representing Gensler at meetings and presentations.

  • Utilize hand rendering techniques to communicate design concepts to the client and the team;

  • Close collaboration with design team, clients, consultants, contractors and vendors;

  • Leading, developing and mentoring the architectural design team.

  • Partners with Principals in business development and the building of the architecture practice


  • 15+ years’ professional experience including proven track record of leading the design of large-scale projects such as corporate headquarters, commercial or mixed-use projects.
  • Advanced degree in Architecture or Design preferred with a rigorous design education
  • Experience creating and developing overall design concepts and formulating design presentation strategies with an understanding of trends in large, shell / core architectural design
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills
  • Strong leadership, management and mentoring skills
  • Proven track record of success in maintaining and growing client relationships
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients, and with other key constituents
  • Strong, persuasive communicator with excellent verbal presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex design concepts to clients
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients and other key constituents
  • A sense of business acumen to advise and guide clients as required
  • A desire to mentor team members, offer guidance and leadership.
  • Ability to use 2D/3D software, including AutoCAD, 3D Studio MAX, Sketch up,  PhotoShop, In Design and Illustrator , and PowerPoint .
  • Knowledge of the total project process including fee and team management, schedules and budgets. 
  • Use of REVIT a plus

For consideration, please submit resume and portfolio in PDF format.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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