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Design Director


by leslie_taylor 2 years ago Chicago, Chicago, Illinois



Gensler hires and develops the best design talent in Chicago. By working on the most compelling projects in the Midwest, we value a multi-disciplinary collective and believe teams with diverse perspectives always arrive at the most creative designs for our clients the best informed solutions for the communities where we live, work, and play.

 

We are intensely proud of our platform where more than 300 talented designers and architects can follow their professional and personal passions and make lifelong connections to some of the most influential people in our industry. Beyond Chicago, Gensler is the world’s largest architecture and design firm with 45 offices around the world offering a deep network of global experts in every industry. We are making a positive influence in Chicago through the power of design and we hope you join us in making a transformative difference in the city we call home.

Your Role

As a Gensler Design Director, you will lead creative, collaborative teams dedicated to design innovation and excellence. Use your unique design perspective to bring new approaches to design process and strategy, develop next-generation talent, and help our clients redesign what’s possible.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the creative efforts on client projects, developing overall design concepts and design presentation strategies
  • Mentor and provide creative direction to design teams
  • Act as the primary design interface with clients and consultants
  • Collaborate with team members and colleagues to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy
  • Participate in business development and marketing efforts

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of design or architecture
  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • LEED accreditation, preferred
  • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills
  • Proficient in Revit and other computer design program, 3ds Max (preferred)

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.   We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 

Please provide a cover letter and work samples when applying.

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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