Architectural Design Manager

Location: Columbus HQ Office


We are looking for an onsite Architectural Design Manager who is a strategically brilliant, wildly innovative retail store designer who can navigate, influence and integrate teams inside of client as well as with our team in Columbus, Ohio.   This position will be located in Columbus, Ohio but may require relocation to the Florida coast.

This position is responsible for partnering and collaborating with the Big Red Rooster team on the execution of store design and development for our client’s national brand.  Manage, maintain and build on the current client relationships.  Works with creative team to execute and delivery on time and on budget.  Inspires and ignites a passion for creative excellence while effectively maintaining the operational efficiencies of the company.  An intuition to develop new business opportunities is key.



  • In partnership with the client services lead, own the day to day relationship with the client on-site
  • Collaborates with a team of account leaders, designers and strategic partners
  • Partners with client and internal teams to ensure overall alignment and awareness of strategic direction and measurable results on projects
  • Partners with team members executing final deliverables
  • Sets realistic goals
  • Develops and executes work flow logistics for efficient and effective program implementation
  • Build and maintain a highly skilled and motivated team
  • Upholds quality, brand standards and building regulations
  • Provides discipline expertise
  • Manage and balance the lines between creative expression and business objectives
  • Manages through conflict and unforeseen issues to achieve project goals
  • Overall accountability for approvals on all phases of projects prior to implementation
  • Strive to constantly improve the process and quality of overall deliverable
  • Accountable for operating within the defined budget
  • Overall accountability for on time delivery of all projects
  • Leads new business opportunities

Required Qualifications and Qualities

  • Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design
  • Minimum of ten years of leadership experience in a consulting environment
  • Strong portfolio with experience in retail and consumer behavior
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong relationship with all levels
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong listening skills
  • Ability to excel under pressure
  • Must have a critical eye for details
  • Strong follow up and follow through
  • Must have a solid business/financial acumen
  • Must have a track record of success in building, developing and managing a successful group with diverse skills