Higher Education Studio Leader

March 29, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
Open DOE


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The Studio Leader is responsible for the development of higher education specific expertise within the Los Angeles office and represents the Los Angeles Office Higher Education Studio at the National Practice level.  In collaboration with the Corporate Practice Director, the Studio

Leader will:
Develop and execute higher education initiatives.
Represent higher education expertise in the southern California region through attendance and/or presentations at local, regional and national conferences.
Share higher education expertise from across the Higher Education practice with project teams.
Lead regular Studio Meetings (monthly or bi-monthly) for Studio and others interested within the office: project updates,relevant educational or informational discussions.
Encourage “rocks to gravel” approach for higher education thought leadership initiatives within the Los Angeles office.
Provide input and resources for the creation of consistent practice tools, processes and marketing approaches.
Attend and participate in National Practice.
Monthly videoconference practice meetings
Bi-annual national practice meetings
Annual Cross Practice meeting
Client Advisory Board Roundtables (2 - 3 per year depending on topic and location)

Strong writing skills for communication, project and design narratives
Independent working capability in the Microsoft Office Suite of Programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook as fundamental professional tools required for Studio and Client communications
Familiarity with the Adobe Suite of graphics and production programs in support of marketing and business development activities
Minimum of entry-level proficiency with primary production platforms: Revit, AutoCAD to support work in support of projects and teamwork

A minimum of a professional degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering or equivalent combination of related experience and/or training
A minimum of 15 years related experience preferred and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in the AE Industry
Professional registration as an architect, interior designer, or engineer
Certification as a LEED- AP/GA and/or commitment to achieve certification within 6 months of accepting the position

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