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Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Director of Architecture

Tampa, FL


General Info

Job Type: Full-Time  

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 15 years

Years of Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Specialty: Experience in Commercial, Healthcare, Industrial, and Senior Living will be considered primarily

Relocation Assistance may be available for the right candidate

Must be Authorized to Work in the US

Company Info

With nearly 80 years in business and 13 offices nationwide, Ryan offers comprehensive commercial real estate solutions that create the spaces where people thrive. Join a company with an outstanding culture and competitive benefits. Ryan: We build stories.

Job Description

Ryan has a career opportunity for an individual to lead the efforts of the A+E department in our Southeast Region.  The position will be located in our Tampa, Florida office.  This individual will act like a principal in a traditional firm, and be responsible for the overall project success of multiple projects, from pursuit through turnover.  We believe that candidates with 15 years plus of collaborative industry experience are most likely to be successful, but exceptions will be made for those candidates that display a clear potential to lead. 


Vision: Architecture and Engineering are a critical component for Ryan to deliver integrated and creative real estate solutions.  There is a proven track record that Architecture and Engineering within Ryan Companies has improved the viability and success of our business.  We work as one team, with one set of goals, one contract, and less barriers. Our mission is Building Lasting Relationships.  We focus on a unique lifecycle approach that forces us to look beyond simply building buildings.  We strive to balance the often conflicting factors that drive our businesses and achieve results that are better because of this balance.      


Core Responsibilities: The Director of Architecture will collaborate in an integrated delivery process that is unique to Ryan.  This process generally includes Ryan project teams consisting of architects, real estate developers, builders, and property managers.  Core responsibilities include establishing and building the Ryan’s everyday A+E presence in Region, executing existing projects, winning new business, leading/managing architectural communications with our clients, supervising the work of a staff of architects and technicians both located in the region and in other regional offices, negotiating and managing contracts and finances, recruiting and building a successful A+E team in the Southeast and developing lasting business relationships.


Skillsets:  Successful candidates will also demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Excellent presentation, organization, and communication skill sets

  • Proven experience leading overall design efforts

  • The ability to make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative 

  • Creativity, foresight, and mature architectural judgment in anticipating and solving problems, both design and technical in nature, from programming through construction administration.

  • Ability to collaborate

  • Experience in the design of senior living projects, medical office buildings, corporate office core & shell and interior design, and/or light industrial/distribution buildings, will be considered as the basis for the position

  • Experience in multi-family and will be considered secondarily.

Ryan’s goal is to design one-third of the buildings we build, which translates into approximately $75M in annual project value for our Southeast regional office. We intend to impact another third of the work through supporting services. We will target industrial, office, mixed-use, healthcare, and senior/multi-family housing projects. The majority of Ryan’s A+E current staff is located in Minneapolis and will be available to support the regional team on a project by project basis.  As the regional presence grows it is anticipated that the staff will also grow under the leadership of the Director. The Director should anticipate partnering with other local or national design firms and with the Minneapolis teams when partnership is deemed to be the best approach.  At the outset, the regional staff will include one to two architects and potentially a civil engineer that will both report to the Director.


Professional degree in Architecture and Architectural registration is required. Compensation will range based on individual level of experience and expertise.  Position will include travel to Minneapolis on a bi-monthly basis for the first year of employment.


Ryan is an EOE/AA Employer, and positions require verification of employment eligibility to work in the U.S.


Medical Insurance 

Dental Insurance 

Vision Insurance 

Life Insurance 

Retirement Benefits

Disability Insurance

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