CR architecture + design
  • Design & Production
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full-Time

At CR we have a passion for solving complex problems. CR provides innovative solutions through our architecture, interior design and engineering services. From planning, design and documentation to project close out services, we provide a vast suite of capabilities. By partnering with our clients, integrating the experience of our team and involving experts at every level, we bring our clients' visions to life. We are in the business of Architecture and identifying responsibilities and measurables is how we ensure success.

CR's core values are the behavior and mindset that support our vision and mission by shaping our culture and reflecting what is most important to us as a business. They guide our actions and decisions, unite our team members, and define our brand.

Passion + Collaboration + Integrity + Innovation

Job Summary:

The Market Leader (Principal) plays a key role in CR's strategic plan by leading a specific geographic region. Providing vision and leadership, the Market Leader acts a champion for embracing new challenges and seeking wins. The Market Leader directly leads business development efforts ensuring financial success and regional growth.

Job Duties:

  • Be a key stakeholder in the firm's development and execution of the annual business plan.
  • Lead financial and operational growth within a region.
  • Strengthen and nurture existing client relationships while identifying avenues to increase market share.
  • Engage and deliver new business opportunities.
  • Effectively lead and mentor team members throughout various office locations.
  • Attend and present at client meetings and interviews and interface with higher level client contacts.
  • Act as CR's ambassador at industry events.
  • Attend and actively participate in industry events to increase the awareness and market presence of the organization.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in architecture from an accredited institution along with 15+ years of related experience, professional registration is required.
  • Demonstrated success building, nurturing, and fostering new and existing client relationships and motivating and leading internal teams is required.
  • Exceptional communications skills including written, verbal, and presentation are required.
  • Ability to interact successfully with clients, other professional disciplines, and team members at a variety of levels is required.
  • Experience in generating project proposals and reviewing and negotiating consultant and client contracts for professional services is required.
  • Knowledge of typical KPI's and how they are impacted is required.
  • Subject matter expert in multiple building types that fall within CR's market sector targets is preferred.
  • Exceptional communications skills including written, verbal, and presentation is required.
  • Entrepreneurial spirt and strong leadership qualities is preferred.
  • Established client relationships that can be leveraged in new role is preferred.

Physical & Mental Demands

  • Ability to perform assigned duties with minimum supervision is required.
  • Ability to remain sedentary for extended lengths of time and occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc. is required.
  • Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office equipment and frequently communicate and exchange information with internal and external parties is required.
  • Ability to drive/travel during the workday and/or overnight travel as needed is required.
  • Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.


This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the requirements of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required in this position. The employee may be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor. The employee must also be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily.

CR architecture + design is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis, and without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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