Director of Residential Architecture

Firm Name: 
Urban Foundry Architecture
Contact Name: 
Debbie Upton
Contact Email: 

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 special part of our business.  Urban Foundry’s main focus is urban architecture which is primarily commercial.  Our plans for the future are ambitious and they include the planning, implementation, and growth of a new studio dedicated to custom residential architecture.  We have a solid history of providing great design for our residential clients and are looking for the right person to help us drive that growth with a long-term opportunity for ownership in Urban Foundry and a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.

The selected candidate will:

  • Oversee the management and success of the Residential Architecture Studio, including oversight of residential interiors and will report directly to the owner of the company
  • Be responsible for developing the business plan for the Residential Design Studio, including establishment of: mission, vision, branding, marketing plan, target market, and studio budget/cash flow
  • Coordinates internally with marketing and finance to help insure proactive growth
  • 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
  • 5-8 years of relevant work experience: residential required, multi-family preferred
  • 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, client relation and staff management skills
  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCad desired
  • Preparation and oversight of Construction Documents
  • SketchUp and Adobe skills are strongly desired

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