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Posted March 2019


Position:  Regional Manager, Architecture
Location:  Kalamazoo, MI

Regional Manager, Architecture

We are seeking a leader for our regional architectural studio which is moving to a newly renovated office in the Northside neighborhood of Kalamazoo. It is a challenging opportunity for an architect looking for the next big step in his or her career. Candidates must have excellent business development skills and a passion for mentoring a design team dedicated to producing exemplary work. This opportunity builds on Wightman’s strategic commitment to growth and the development of the Kalamazoo region.

The Regional Manager for Architecture is responsible for developing and managing the work and budgets of the department’s Architects, Interior Designers, Planners and Production Staff. The Regional Manager for Architecture often serves as the Project Manager for medium to large architectural projects. The Regional Manager for Architecture works closely with other Wightman professionals to create outstanding design projects which are safe, sustainable, and enriching places.

Essential Functions
  • Owns business development efforts for architecture in the Kalamazoo market
  • Maintain and foster good relationships with current and potential clients
  • Analyze current state of architecture work and develop strategy to increase efficiency and revenue
  • Manage and mentor licensed and unlicensed staff including assignments of projects and priorities
  • Monitor performance and direct necessary corrective actions on each project from the standpoint of client satisfaction, profitability and timeliness
  • Managing the scope, planning, design, execution, monitoring and closure of architectural projects
  • Preparing and managing department and project budgets and schedules
  • Monitoring and reporting progress toward project completion
  • Establishing department policies, procedures and standards
  • Meeting regularly with other department leaders
Required Skills & Behaviors
  • Excellent communication, organization and writing skills
  • Demonstrated experience to develop new clients for a firm
  • Strong office management and project management experience
  • Ability to work with multiple clients, contractors and subcontractors
  • Team-based mentality and ability to mentor staff
Organizational Relationships
  • Reports directly to Director of Architecture
Required Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • Professional licensure required
Preferred Education/Experience
  • Experience in sustainable design/LEED
  • Certification in project management
  • 10-25% local travel
Apply HERE

Posted March 2019

Hooker DeJong, Inc. (HDJ)

Hooker DeJong, Inc. (HDJ), one of the “Nationals Best & Brightest Companies”, is a growing Architectural and Engineering firm, with an immediate opportunity for a talented Architect to work on a variety of projects throughout the country. HDJ is a Michigan based firm with production offices in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, with satellite offices in Chicago, Indianapolis and Ohio. This position will be based out of either of our Western Michigan production offices. You will be responsible for coordinating project team efforts for effective execution of project design and the delivery of construction documents.  Technical expertise and experience will be used to lead the project team through coordination and quality assurance processes throughout the project. You will participate in documentation and clarification efforts, as well as submittal review and site observation during bidding and construction.
Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect in United States, or working towards licensure
  • 8+ year experience in all phases of design, from schematic design through construction administration and close-out
  • Thorough knowledge of construction codes and agency compliance
  • Essential knowledge of coordinating work with engineering disciplines a must
  • Experience with Autodesk Revit software and/or AutoCAD
  • Excellent written, verbal & visual communication skills with colleagues and clients of all levels
  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
If you are looking to be part of an award winning, interdisciplinary design firm, working alongside a skilled team of architects, engineers, planners and interior designers, and have the drive to flourish in a high energy environment – then this is the position for you. HDJ offers a competitive wage and benefits package and was named one of the “Nationals Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. For more about us, please visit our website at hdjinc.com. Please send resume and salary requirements to Architect@hdjinc.com, or Hooker DeJong, Inc., 316 Morris Avenue, Ste. 410, Muskegon, MI 49440. No phone calls please. EOE.