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Regional Design Technology Director

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Regional Design Technology Director

Location: San Francisco, CA, US


​Gensler is a global design firm, with 47 offices and 5,000+ employees worldwide. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 31 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadiums and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.

For more information, visit our website (www.gensler.com) or blog (www.gensleron.com), follow us on Twitter (@GenslerOnCities, @GenslerOnWork, @GenslerLfstyle), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GenslerDesign/).

The Regional Design Technology Director  is a multifaceted job that focuses on the areas of Digital Design strategic planning & technical support, with a primary focus on leveraging current and emerging technologies to continuously improve Gensler’s design and delivery process for our clients.  This role will oversee the implementation of best practices around digital design across the whole region and coordinate with the firm-wide team to develop and manage these best practices, strategizing with project teams and office leadership to disseminate Digital Design processes to ensure that design technology enhances our design and delivery experience.


  • Regional leader overseeing the use of new technology in the design, development and execution of all scales of interiors and base building with an emphasis on Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computation and Visualization.
  • Actively participate on Firmwide calls for Computational Design, Revit (BIM) Office Leaders, Creative Media and Design Resilience calls.
  • Lead the discussion with office leadership on how to invest in digital advancements and monitor an annual budget.
  • Meet regularly with Office and Regional leadership in Technical, Design, and Project Management.
  • Participate in business development, as needed, to bring the right opportunities from Digital Design to the client pitches.
  • Work with Legal & Risk Management to review contracts, provisions and other documents to address Digital Design within the project delivery.
  • Work with the regional team to develop content that is shared across the region and around the firm. 
  • Manage the staffing of the Design Technology Team members.
  • Oversee the development of training and workshops within the region.
  • Direct R + D efforts within the region and maintain knowledge on trends in the industry via conferences, publications, and relationships with industry academic partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design or equivalent, with 10+ years of experience in design and/or construction practice preferred. Licensed professional preferred
  • Expert knowledge of, and proven practical background in, Autodesk Revit Architecture and related BIM software.
  • 5 years of experience in the project-specific, BIM workflow from start to finish.
  • Articulate communicator, able to convey Digital Design concepts to all levels of design and delivery leadership.
  • Relevant knowledge of design applications such as AutoCAD, Rhino, Visual Programming (Grasshopper/Dynamo), 3D Studio Max, VRay and/or other rendering platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. and how they work together.
  • Strong interest and/or previous experience presenting at conferences and events as a thought leader in digital design.
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff across multiple office locations.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must UPLOAD a roadmap or workflow chart to the attachments sections of your application. This will help us evaluate your storytelling capabilities.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Gensler will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.





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