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Sr. Vice President of Design (Multifamily)

May 24, 2024

Job Description

Senior Vice President of Design (Multifamily) | Dallas, Texas

About Leon Multifamily

Leon Multifamily handles every aspect of real estate development in-house, encompassing Design, Acquisitions, Development, Construction Management, and Asset Management. To date, we have crafted over 15,000 units across multiple markets.

Our success stems from our comprehensive approach. Our understanding of the multi-family market and prospective residents, along with our ability to identify unique areas of potential at each property, ensures strategic allocation of resources that will generate above-market returns.

Applicants can send their resume for consideration to communications@leoncapitalgroup.com.

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in architectural design required.
  • A minimum of 5 or more multifamily projects of 150+ units or more within the last 10 years required.
  • Experience in a leadership role is highly preferred.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong proficiency in relevant architectural software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Enscape, or similar tools.
  • Ability to research, decipher and apply building codes, zoning regulations, and industry standards related to multifamily design.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance design aesthetics with technical functionality and constructability.
  • Understanding of sustainable design principles and how to efficiently apply them to meet local requirements and create environmentally responsible projects.
  • Strong communication skills and email etiquette.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Your Role

Strategic Design Leadership:

  • Establish a clear and consistent framework that guides the design process, ensures quality and coherence.
  • Study industry standards and best practices and incorporate into design strategies.
  • Include diverse stakeholders into the design strategy process from senior architects, junior architects, project managers, and individuals from development and construction. Different perspectives help enrich the standard-setting process.
  • Determine standards and aesthetics for different geographical areas.
  • List out guiding principles. These might include sustainability, user-centered design, innovation, or context sensitivity, among others.
  • Specify design processes, workflows, and approval hierarchies.
  • Highlight mandatory design elements or criteria, such as materials to use or avoid, spatial configurations, and accessibility standards.
  • Include reference images or diagrams where necessary.
  • Standardize the software tools for design, modeling, and simulation.
  • Include local building codes, regulations, and other compliance mandates.
  • Establish a method for designs to be reviewed against the set standards.
  • Consider periodic audits to ensure compliance.
  • Schedule periodic reviews to update the standards.

Design Oversight:

  • Develop and iterate conceptual site plans, incorporating feedback and revisions until accepted.
  • Review and approve architectural design concepts, plans, and drawings to ensure compliance with project goals, standards, and specifications.
  • Integrate zoning regulations and jurisdictional requirements into site planning processes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and regulatory authorities to refine and finalize site plans.
  • Ensure alignment of site plans with project timelines, budget constraints, and quality standards.
  • Manage the initial design phase of projects, incorporating zoning regulations and ownership’s design intent.
  • Utilize Revit for design work and act as a liaison between ownership and jurisdiction during the land use process.
  • Provide direction on design and give guidance to project teams, facilitating creative problem-solving and design excellence.
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of architectural plans specifications and documentation.
  • Implement QC procedures to maintain design integrity and adherence to standards.
  • Ensure projects adhere to all relevant codes and regulations.
  • Lead, coordinate, or review design development, ensuring alignment with the firm’s design standards and vision.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of design proposals and suggest alterations when necessary.
  • Coordinate with consultants like civil, structural, MEP engineers, and landscape architects for integrated design solutions.
  • Assists project architects and designers to ensure plans are in conformance with clients standards and applicable codes.
  • Ensure that everyone within the company is aware of the standards and that the team has easy access to these
  • Communicate externally, especially to clients, to highlight the company’s commitment to design excellence.

Team Leadership & Development:

  • Ensure the development team remains updated with the latest design trends, technologies, and tools.
  • Guide and oversee the design strategy of the projects.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure design aligns with production, marketing, and other business goals.
  • Demonstrates exceptional attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Proficient in effective communication and teamwork.
  • Maintains a positive outlook and embraces a collaborative team approach.
  • Shows responsibility and takes pride in their work.

The responsibilities above are not all-inclusive.