Director of Commercial Architecture


Firm Name: 
Urban Foundry Architecture
Contact Name: 
Debbie Upton
Contact Email: 
URL: 
urbanfoundryarchitecture.com


Urban Foundry Architecture is seeking a self-motivated, energetic Architect with an entrepreneurial spirit to join us as we grow and to take an instrumental role in building a core component of our business.  Urban Foundry’s primary focus is urban architecture, and we have a solid history of providing great design for our clients and are looking for the right person to help us drive that growth with a long-term opportunity for ownership in Urban Foundry with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.

The selected candidate will:

  • Oversee all ground-up commercial architecture projects and project managers and report directly to the owner of the company
  • Be responsible for ensuring that projects are appropriately managed and staffed to insure the highest quality client experience and the highest quality finished work
  • Mentor architectural staff on the development of design and technical quality.
  • Coordinate internally with marketing and finance to help ensure proactive growth for this core component
  • Be instrumental in helping to determine the direction of the firm with respect to Urban Foundry’s Vision and Mission

Desired Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and with collaborative teams in a fast paced, energetic, and highly-collaborative environment focusing on complex projects
  • 8-12 years of relevant commercial work experience, especially office building, medical office building, and retail
  • Experience with multi-family, mixed-use, industrial, and residential architecture is a plus
  • Experience with project management, including schedules, fees, consultants, staff, and, most importantly, client expectations and experience
  • Professional degree in Architecture and licensure highly desired
  • Excellent communication, organization, and staff management skills
  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCad desired
  • Preparation and oversight of Construction Documents

Urban Foundry Architecture is a young, ambitious Austin-based design firm focused on urban architecture and interiors. We’re experiencing strong growth in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic cities in America. We offer driven, creative designers and architects the opportunity to propel their careers working on wildly diverse projects – never a dull moment.

Send resume and portfolio to Debbie Upton at dupton@ufarc.com.