Regional Principal, Design
 NY (New York)
Who We Are

We’re Unispace and we believe that everyone should work in an environment that inspires productivity, peak performance and delivers well-being. We see that positive work environments foster open, collaborative and supportive cultures populated by highly independent, motivated people. While our core business is strategizing, designing and building workplaces for some of the biggest brands in the world, we know our people are our #1 asset. We look after our people ensuring we provide rewards and recognition, career development and a focus on well-being. If that sounds like an environment that would bring out the best in you, then keep reading!

What You’ll Do:  

Commercial Leadership:  

Work closely with the New York leadership team, making recommendations to accelerate and solidify Unispace’s growth plans and business goals  

Actively participate in the Studio planning process; develop and implement an annual plan for Design  

Identify project and financial data trends and challenges; provide and implement recommendations to enhance results  

Drive shared understanding across Design function as to the business requirements essential for success.  

Maximize staff utilization   

Team Leadership:  

Drive engagement around a shared vision for success that aligns around our unique methodology and our business goals   

Ensure that the vital role that Design plays in the success of Unispace’s methodology is properly understood and represented across all Studio all disciplines & functions    

Provide exceptional leadership and guidance to the Design New York team and support other Studios as needed.  

Collaborate with Americas Design Principals to support the overall best interests of the Americas region.  

Collaborate with People & Culture to identify skill gaps, to develop skill with existing talent and hire new talent as needed.   

Mentor and develop Designer to Senior Associate level team members   

Champion and promote team building and collaboration within and across the Design teams and across disciplines.  

Creative Leadership:  

Drive the design of incredible workspaces to ensure we exceed client expectations.  

Ensure Unispace acquires and retains the creative staff required to meet client and project needs.  

Elevate the image of Design at Unispace by ensuring that we win and successfully execute award-winning projects consistent with our methodology and business requirements.  

Sales Leadership:  

Help win new business by partnering with Sales team to “pitch” Unispace’s unique methodology and the value it brings.  

Facilitate and support the Design team in producing design concepts that wow potential clients   

Represent Unispace at local and national industry events such as CoreNet, IIDA, IFMA, etc.  

Process Leadership:  

Work within the Studio and other Studio Principals to capture best practices across the Region and ensure they are shared and implemented  

Identify, lead, support and champion the implementation, ongoing evaluation and enhancement of effective and efficient Design process that support and drive our methodology  

Promote Unispace’s unique methodology and elevate our Design team.  


 Knowledge, Skills & Experience You Bring:  

15+ years’ experience in diverse commercial interior projects  

Previous success leading a design studio with 10 Designers  

Extremely well-rounded design and consulting background  

Noteworthy ability to coach, mentor and lead diverse design teams  

Empathy and appreciation for strategy and construction delivery professionals  

NCIDQ or LEED certified  

Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture; Master’s degree preferred  


Who You Are: 

Eager to embrace our methodology – Think. Create. Make.  

Truly believe in the benefits of workplace design to positively impact an organization’s business strategies  

Passion to improve processes, expand our scope, and grow our Studio   

Infectious willingness to embrace new ideas and continuous improvement processes  

Embrace alternative work practices to bring new ideas to market  

Burning desire to chase potential business development opportunities  

Well-respected design professional in the United States  

Willingness to travel up to 10% domestically to win and support new business opportunities nationally.    

Adept at managing commercial and creative priorities  
What We Will Offer

You’ll gain exposure to the design and construction industry in an agile and collaborative global firm. This is a great opportunity to work within a friendly, design-oriented, and creative culture while growing your career.

Sound like you? Don’t wait, send us your resume and portfolio !