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Perkins Eastman Workplace Designer Leader / Business Development

Department: Studio 1
Location: Chicago, IL

At Perkins Eastman, we design for people. We design to enhance the human experience and leave a lasting and positive impact on people’s lives and the world we inhabit, it starts and ends with the human being: if everything is design, everything we do is HUMAN BY DESIGN.

The Opportunity
With the continued growth of the corporate interiors (workplace) practice area across the firm, the Chicago office is looking to fill a strategic role in that practice area with an individual who is looking for advancement and growth in his / her professional career.
Perkins Eastman is looking for a seasoned design leader in workplace / strategies who is actively involved in the Chicago real estate marketplace and who has a track record of generating business opportunities.
Design Leadership
As Design leader you will oversee creative / collaborative teams dedicated to design innovation and excellence in research, strategies, planning and as a thought leader working across offices with fellow design leaders. To use your unique design perspective to bring new approaches to the design process develop next-generation talent, and grow client relationships across offices in a global market.

Specifics include:
• Lead the creative efforts on client projects, developing overall design concepts –the big idea- generate planning concepts and design presentation strategies
• Mentor and provide creative direction to design teams at all phases.
• Act as the primary design interface with clients and consultants
• Collaborate with team members and colleagues across offices to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy
• Lead / produce the creation of space plans, furniture plans, elevations, materials and finish selections, conceptual and finished design presentation documentation
• Provide solutions to design problems and generate design alternatives
• Review drawings, mock ups, materials, and finish samples submitted to ensure design integrity
• Coordinating with technical team members and consultants.
• Meeting deadlines and keeping projects (or phases) on schedule and within fee.

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