Associate Director

We are seeking a creative leader who will be responsible for project organisation, client management and design leadership for delivering world-class projects across South-East Asia for our international clients. We are looking for a proactive candidate who will be managing the studio team, design process, client coordination and business development actions from our Bangkok studio to deliver multiple large-scale retail, office, hospitality and residential developments from concept to construction. You should already be in a position of responsibility within an architectural organisation and familiar with multi-tasking and management duties.

Job Description / Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the organisation of the work, team and resources for the successful delivery of projects
  • Meet deadlines and ensure a high quality is achieved on projects
  • Assist the Directors in implementing the strategies and lines of action defined for SEA
  • Ensure that the team is focused on achieving high-quality design, using international standards and delivering to targets
  • Coordinate any specific demands from clients with consultants and technical teams
  • Assist with client requests, preparation of proposals and marketing and business development actions
  • Facilitate and organise presentations and design submissions for potential new projects.
  • Review project progress, design elements, technical drawings, construction details and specifications and supervise quality regularly and periodically
  • Search for project leads and market information and identify potential opportunities
  • Establish regular contact with relevant agents, operators and consultants
  • Attend relevant property seminars & networking events.

Candidate qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related fields
  • Min 8-10 years’ experience in international projects or large-scale developments
  • Good design principles, clear communication skills and attractive presentation skills are essential
  • Advanced computer design skills. Ability to use Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of parametric design or form-finding skills with Revit and Rhino would be an advantage
  • Tracking latest design trends and possessing a passion for design quality and excellence. Knowledgeable about the latest innovations and events in the global design industry
  • Previous experience in Asia and familiarity with the regional culture and business protocols is highly desirable
  • Personable, articulate, presentable and collaborative with a track record of developing strong client relationships and securing repeated service
  • Strong leadership, self-organisation and coordination skills as well as integrity, problem-solving skills and initiative
  • Commercial office, hospitality, residential and/or retail experience preferred
  • Good command of both spoken and written English.

Please submit detailed CV/resumé in English to apply, along with portfolio/project samples.

Bangkok@chapmantaylor.com

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