Science & Technology Studio Leader

March 29, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
Depends on Experience


Design Search Associates (DSA) offers a talent referral program if you refer a friend that our client hires. These bonuses range from $500 to $4,000.


The primary purpose of this position is to win new work for the Science & Technology Studio.  The Studio is an integrated team of architectural, interiors and engineering professionals that compete and operate in the highest levels of our profession.

In collaboration with the Office Director and Science & Technology Practice Director, the Studio Leader establishes the general direction and strategy for Studio activities such as business development, target clients, client relationships, and advocacy for design excellence within the office through a holistic and collaborative approach to design and the practice.  The Studio Leader consistently exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the employers core values – Collaboration, Creativity, Community, Integrity and the Environment.  As a whole, these items create a culture for the studio that shapes it as a high-achieving, very market-competitive, and sustainable enterprise.

The Studio Leader’s engagement is inclusive of all project typologies that the Science & Technology Studio currently executes plus the determination and evaluation of new work that it aspires to.  Core project types within the Science & Technology Practice currently include:
Research facilities and laboratories at higher education institutions
Life Sciences, Biotech, and Biopharmaceutical
Corporate research and development campuses

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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