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Design Director - (Taleo Training Req - Asia WF)

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Design Director - (Taleo Training Req - Asia WF)

Location: Shanghai, China


Design Director - Architecture

Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Your Role

Gensler Design Directors are a select group of designers who provide creative and design process leadership to multiple design teams through all phases of client projects. If you are someone who enjoys leading design teams, developing next-generation talent, and helping clients redesign what’s possible, then this role is for you. Bring your unique design perspective to Gensler and work alongside industry trendsetters!

What You Will Do

  • Lead the creative efforts on client architecture projects, developing overall design concepts and design presentation strategies from the initial marketing stages through construction and installation
  • Develop and own overall design concepts and design presentation strategies
  • Build and sustain client relationships; act as the primary design interface with clients, team members, and a wide range of consultants and collaborators, both internal and external
  • Mentor and develop Gensler designers; provide creative direction to design teams
  • As a member of a studio’s leadership team, collaborate with practice leaders and colleagues to enhance Gensler’s culture for design excellence, elevate the quality of design, and achieve recognition for clients and the firm.
  • Participate in business development and marketing efforts

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of design or architecture
  • 10+ years of diverse experience in architecture and design, including experience in a leadership role
  • Experience leading design teams through all phases of the design process
  • LEED accreditation, preferred
  • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills
  • Proficient in Revit and other computer design programs (AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)

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.

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. 

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply


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