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Senior Architect and Architectural Lead

BSA LifeStructures Inc.
Tampa, FL 33602
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BSA LifeStructures designs facilities that support, enhance and inspire healing, learning and discovery. Facilities that are LifeStructures. Our integrated disciplinary efforts with visionary healthcare, higher education and research clients achieve measurable outcomes through metrics-driven design solutions. Together, we create inspired solutions that improve lives.

We are searching for a Senior Architect and Architectural Lead for our Tampa studio. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Tampa leadership team to build our newest BSA studio. This role will serve as Project Architect to fulfill project assignments and help develop new business for the firm. This role will also be responsible for managing, recruiting and developing a team of architectural staff in the Tampa studio.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create focus within the studio on improving project outcomes. These include client satisfaction, design leadership, overall quality, staff engagement/communication, and project profitability.

  • Follow Core Processes using design tools, project management tools and technology techniques across the discipline so that there is consistency in how the projects are delivered across the team.

  • Lead and oversee the preparation of design ideas, architectural documentation, and executable delivery of projects.

  • Manage the Architectural studio as a business while creating a healthy work environment for all. Focus on staff supervision, communication and consistency to create a strong and flexible organization.

  • Delegate and prioritize key initiatives that broaden knowledge such as training and staff meetings. Regularly review key business metrics such as utilization, project profitability, revenue projections and work with Finance to produce good contracts and set reasonable fees.

  • Promote career development and staff advocacy. Use mentoring and lessons learned by creating frequent dialogue around design, quality, E&Os and other topics. Understand the strengths/weaknesses of talent within the studio group and assist the Director to create a hiring plan each year.

  • Create a culture of ownership on project staffing, delivery, and clients.

  • Engage design leaders on projects as part of the core process. Working collaboratively with design leaders to elevate the quality of design on all projects. Innovate using design technology.

  • Meet and coordinate with Market Leaders and Principals, within your studio, to discuss backlog, capacity, client expectations, client feedback, pursuits and the selling of services.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent company to clients, peer organizations, and business associates.

  • Understand and promote the BSA brand.

  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Critical Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills: Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to read and interpret information.

  • High accuracy and attention to detail: Able to perform work and job function with precision and accuracy; carefully monitors processes; concentrates on details, organizes and maintains a system of records.

  • Leadership skills: Able to assume a role of authority, as necessary; sets an example for coworkers; delegates responsibility and empowers associates to make decisions and take personal accountability for decisions.
  • Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organizations strengths and weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Strong analytical skills: Able to gather relevant data using appropriate methodologies and analyze that data to assist in making important business decisions; uses financial analysis to evaluate and identify financial directions.

  • Ownership Mentality: Possesses a sense of ownership in all deliverables.Utilizes knowledge and opportunity to continually strive for excellence within an empowering culture. Collaborates and supports fellow employee owners in ongoing improvements. Understands personal accountability within their role in the company.

  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Windows environment, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Google: Mail, Calendar, Drive, Apps; familiarity with Deltek Vision preferred; Architecture CAD, Revit, Sketchup, Bluebeam; Graphic Software: InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

BSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  • 10 - 15 years: Experience in architectural design including construction document preparation and field observation.


  • Prior experience leading a team preferred.

  • Experience working with projects focused on Discovery-pharmaceutical labs or manufacturing, Healthcare or Higher Education helpful.



  • Bachelors or better in Architecture or related field


  • Masters or better in Architecture or related field

Licenses & Certifications


  • Registered Architect


  • NCARB Certified

  • Am. Institute Architects

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Posted: 2021-09-10 Expires: 2021-10-09
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