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Design Applications Manager

Perkins and Will

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About Perkins and Will

The Boston studio holds fast to our values – diversity, collaboration, and innovation!

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About This Position

The Boston studio holds fast to our values – diversity, collaboration, and innovation – and we’re only half-joking when we tell people to run until apprehended, because we see our studio less like an office and more like a test lab. Ingenuity is embedded in the fabric of our practice, blurring traditional boundaries between disciplines. We take advantage of our city’s world-class academic institutions, actively seeking new perspectives for a fresh, dynamic atmosphere.

The Design Applications Manager position is a key role in Perkins and Will’s Digital Practice, focusing on our design process and practice through the comprehensive integration of digital tools & workflows for all team members. Through leadership and implementation strategies, the responsibility of this role will be to increase well-organized and innovative workflows. Responsibilities will also include interaction and collaboration with varied groups in the Boston office and the Perkins and Will global platform. The Design Applications Manager will also develop and integrate new concepts in digital project delivery in addition to demonstrating how Perkins and Will’s Digital Practice provide an added value to our clients.

They will:

  • Collaborate with Design Teams to develop project-specific implementation strategies. Act as ongoing project consultant to ensure success.
  • Ensure Quality Assurance with project teams to maintain modeling quality & fidelity, adherence to firm-wide modeling and information workflows, and ensure continuity of information across applications.
  • Collaborate with Client Engagement Leaders to create new business and/or further existing engagements.
  • Represent and coordinate with the firm-wide Digital Practice group to promote local adoption of new technologies, including Virtual & Augmented Reality, Computational Design, Digital Fabrication, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things, workflows and practices. 
  • Provide Digital Design support to end users.
  • Document and communicate exemplar processes, procedures, practices, and workflows.
  • Structure and conduct continuing education workshops and assist with curriculum development.
  • Mentor and Lead office design technologists.
  • Participate in firm-wide planning relative to design technology innovation & implementation.
  • Participate in AEC Forums, User Groups and Conferences speaking about Digital Practice topics.
  • Proactively maintain and communicate current knowledge relative to technology through journals, vendor resources, and design community.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in all phases of the architectural design process, as well as commitment and passion for learning new design application technologies and strategies.
  • Strong communication skill's, written, oral and graphic representation.
  • High-level of proficiency leveraging Revit in the architectural production process, including the ability to administer, configure and maintain the application.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Revit, Rhino and other applications in Perkins and Will’s design technology suite.
  • Working knowledge of Design Visualization, Virtual Reality, Computational Design and Environmental Analysis applications.
  • General aptitude & comfort level with training & technical support, both one-on-one and in-group settings.
  • Licensed Architect preferred. Current AXP considered.
  • Bachelors in Architecture or other related professional degree.

How To Apply

Go to https://perkinswill.com/careers/ Search req number DESIG02557

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