AECOM Architecture Studio Lead in Columbus, Ohio
United States of America - Ohio, Columbus
AECOM is seeking a high-caliber, dynamic senior architect to serve as Architecture Studio Lead, leading the growing Columbus, Ohio architecture studio. They will be part of AECOM’s Building + Places Leadership team in Columbus and the broader Central Region helping to win, design and lead teams of architects on projects across a diverse set of market sectors including Education, Corporate, Healthcare, Civic/Cultural, Federal, Transportation, and Water.
At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020
#1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019
About Buildings + Places
AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.
With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.
Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.
The Columbus office is one of the largest AECOM A/E practices in the region, with a fully integrated team spanning architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and all engineering disciplines. Successful candidates will demonstrate a bias for promoting a culture of design excellence, provide leadership-by-example through project work, provide knowledge sharing through pin-ups, charrettes and publication of ongoing design work through intranet, and host multi-office video design presentations.
The Architecture Studio Lead’s main responsibilities will include:
Working directly with the Managing Principal/Design Director and Operations Manager
Providing a design-driven technical and management leadership approach to the architecture team
Supervising, recruiting, and promoting staff and intentionally embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all stages of employee success.
Building strong relationships and interactions with clients, teaming partners, and stakeholders
Collaborating with the other AECOM architecture practices around the Americas and sometimes globally.
Overseeing and leading multiple projects through all phases of design, and actively lead the design process for each of these clients and opportunities
Working with Project Managers to define scope from initial project information and overseeing preparation of associated fee proposals, schedules, work plans and additional service requests as required
Provide guidance and direction to ensure presentations and deliverables meet a high standard of graphic quality that exceed client expectations and advance the reputation of the firm
Fostering a design culture in the studio and establishing, and encouraging, a collaborative environment for all project teams
Participating in the annual performance review of employees, further developing staff skills and growth through open dialogue
Actively participating in building the positive perception of AECOM in the Central Ohio region
Providing mentorship, coaching, and motivating project teams and individuals
Becoming actively involved in organizations at the leadership level
Promoting a fun and collaborative work culture
- BA/BS in Architecture + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
10+ years of relevant experience
Experience as a practicing architect responsible for the delivery of diverse, complex programmatic projects
Self-motivated with proven leadership skills and have managed teams of 20+ Must be detail oriented, thorough, well-organized and effectively manage time
Proven record of maintaining client relationships
Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy; willingness to work with multiple different colleagues on a variety of initiatives
Outstanding oral communication and presentation skills
Strong organizational skills – ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills
Proactive and goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently and manage change effectively
Relocation is not available for this position
Sponsorship is not available for this position
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Architecture and Design
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 246795BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.