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Design Principal  

Category Architecture  

Responsible for overall quality of design and process for EYP projects they are leading and for being an advocate of the firm's design philosophy and brand promise. Lead business development and marketing efforts with leadership team to win work for the firm.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Inspire design team members to explore diverse, mission-connected, design concepts.
  • Lead team during design implementation to ensure clarity and quality of concept is maintained through detail level.
  • Collaborate with Project Leadership Team to establish shared goals, workplan and deliverables for each project.
  • Manage client interaction and decision making relative to design in collaboration with Project Leadership Team, Sector Leader and Project Executive.
  • Build the EYP design portfolio by leading business development activities, project pursuits and interviews to win new work.
  • Represent the firm in design presentations at national events and outside associations.
  • Responsible for collection and filing of presentation material and design stories in Project Strategize throughout design for use in social media and marketing efforts.
  • Work closely with Experts, Interior Designers, Engineers and consultants to integrate thought leadership into design solutions
    • Planning, organizing and facilitating design charettes for projects
    • Participating in and promoting office design culture
  • Advocate for emerging design talent
  • Responsible for, along with other Design Principals, ensuring consistent application of EYP TOTAL IMPACT design philosophy
  • Working collaboratively with Senior Design Principal/Innovation & Strategic Design Principal to drive the growth of design and innovation relative to client needs, expectations, and requirements.
  • Coordinate with Senior Design Principal to implement Design and Peer Reviews for projects in the respective office as required.
  • Support and implement firm wide strategic initiatives such as PR, recruitment, award programs, etc.
  • Coordinate with PR and lead the project team in creating award and publication submissions.
  • Utilization expectation is 70%
Position Requirements
  • Professional Degree in Architecture Required; Architectural registration required
  • 20+ years minimum as a designer with at least 5 years supervisory/design management experience
  • Record of design excellence; designer of multiple award-winning projects
  • Proven design leadership skills
  • Proven mentorship and teaching skills
  • Sound understanding of the expertise within the firm
  • Proven successful client relationships
  • LEED accreditation preferred
  • Strong presentation/public speaking skills
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Design Principal  
Req Number ARC-22-00314  
Location Albany NY  
About the Organization



We're a people-first, integrated design firm specializing in higher education, government, healthcare, and science & technology. From planning, design, and engineering to IT, HR, and finance, we begin every project by asking:

What's Possible?

Let's shake the box, stretch your dreams, unpack ideas, and envision design in the context of something bigger. Because:

We're Curious Too.

About you, where you're going, and what you imagine. Striving to create an environment of partnership and trust, we want to meet your needs and then go beyond what's expected. Let's push past the notion of impossible and ask:

What Can Design Do To Ö

Serve our Fellow Citizens?

Enhance Campus Culture?

Provide Better Patient Care?

Support Research and Development?

Help you Thrive, Inspire and Connect?

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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