Director of Architecture Jobs in Austin at Ryan Companies

Company Info

With more than 80 years in business and 16 offices (and growing!), Ryan offers comprehensive commercial real estate solutions to customers across the US. We bring a collaborative, relationship-driven approach to delivering spaces where people thrive and businesses succeed. Join a company with an outstanding culture and competitive benefits. At Ryan, we don’t just build buildings – we build stories.

Job Description

Ryan has a career opportunity for an individual to lead the efforts of the A+E department in our South Central Region. The position will be located in our Austin, TX office. This individual will act like a principal in a traditional firm, and be responsible for the overall project success of multiple projects, from pursuit through turnover. We believe that candidates with 15 years plus of collaborative industry experience are most likely to be successful, but exceptions will be made for those candidates that display a clear potential to lead.

Vision:Architecture and Engineering are a critical component for Ryan to deliver integrated and creative real estate solutions. There is a proven track record that Architecture and Engineering within Ryan Companies has improved the viability and success of our business. We work as one team, with one set of goals, one contract, and less barriers. Our mission is Building Lasting Relationships. We focus on a unique lifecycle approach that forces us to look beyond simply building buildings. We strive to balance the often conflicting factors that drive our businesses and achieve results that are better because of this balance.

Core Responsibilities: The Director of Architecture will collaborate in an integrated delivery process that is unique to Ryan. This process generally includes Ryan project teams consisting of architects, real estate developers, builders, and property managers. Core responsibilities include establishing and building the Ryan’s A+E presence in Region, winning new business, leading/managing architectural communications with our clients, leading the design process, supervising the work of a staff of architects and technicians both located in the region and in other regional offices, negotiating and managing contracts and finances, recruiting a strong team to support the studio culture and developing lasting business relationships.

Skillsets:Successful candidates will also demonstrate the following characteristics:

Excellent presentation, organization, and communication skill sets

Proven experience leading overall design efforts

The ability to make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative

Creativity, foresight, and mature architectural judgment in anticipating and solving problems, both design and technical in nature, from programming through construction administration.

Ability to collaborate

Experience in the design of multifamily housing and/or senior living housing as well as corporate office design will be considered as the basis for the position.

Experience in multi-family and senior living projects will be considered secondarily.

Professional degree in Architecture and Architectural registration is required. Compensation will range based on individual level of experience and expertise. Position will include travel to Minneapolis on a bi-monthly basis for the first year of employment.


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Job info:

Job Title: Director of Architecture

Company Name: Ryan Companies

Location: Austin

Experince: 15+ years

Job Category: Real Estate & Construction

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