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Architectural Design Director

Channel Building Company


About Channel Building Company

Channel Building Company is one of New England's first design-build firms. With over 60 years of success and average employee tenure of 15 years, Channel enjoys a fantastic reputation and 90% repeat customer rate. We are expanding our Design team and are looking for the right leader to do so.

About This Position

Are you a licensed Architect in Massachusetts with 8+ years of experience in ground up commercial construction projects? Have you managed or helped to grow a small team? Do you know how to acquire and delegate resources?

If you would you love to be the “Voice of Design” and make a big impact at a small, established design-build firm, This is the position for you!

If you are a strong manager who has successfully driven the design process, managed a team, maintained department profitability, and are looking to take your career to the next level; Apply Now!

Text to Apply option: Text DD921 to 978-350-0595

We value a hands-on leader who successfully manages people & process, implements strategy, has a strong sense of urgency, delivers high quality, inspires creative ideas, and is up to date on leading edge architectural trends.


  • Direct, grow, and provide leadership for our small design team via management, mentorship & training
  • Lead the orchestration and strategy of the design team including assigning projects, consulting & partnering with outside engineers and vendors.
  • Develop design documents & presentations for clients
  • Meet with potential & existing clients to assist in selling Channel’s design-build solution
  • Procure, build & manage partnerships with outside consultants
  • Budget, schedule, prioritize projects, manpower, and deadlines
  • Ensure constructability & quality control on all projects
  • Communicate with internal & external partners effectively & efficiently
  • Align & work closely with our construction team
  • Evaluate, manage, and organize data to ensure department profitability
  • Continually improve the quality of work, how it’s delivered, and implement process improvements
  • Identify workload issues, adjust team assignments, and assist in the completion of projects. This may include hands on work in any phase of a project: SD, DD, CD, CA
  • Project future workloads and determine staffing capabilities and needs
  • Oversee on-time project delivery within budget
  • Be Channel’s “Design Voice” and stamp.


  • Must be a licensed Architect in Massachusetts with 8+ years of design experience
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency & quality
  • Several years of managing people. We are a small team
  • Strong leadership & communication skills and the ability to delegate & inspire your team
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines
  • Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, BIM, MS Office suite, Adobe Suite and Sketch Up.
  • Experience working directly with owners/developers
  • VDC experience is a huge plus but not required
  • Strong conceptual thinker who is also a “nuts & bolts” architect with the ability to analyze and problem solve
  • Must be excited about taking our design department to the next level and becoming Channel’s “Design Voice”