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Nov/Dec 2019

AZURE’s November/December edition explores some of the category’s most innovative spaces, from a new model of urban retreat by Ace Hotel in New York City to a cutting-edge concept store in Lisbon.

BIG is a group of 500+ architects, engineers, urbanists, inventors, researchers and business minds from all over the world who are based in our New York, Copenhagen, London and Barcelona offices. Our built work ranges from the most diverse urban playground and Michelin-star dining – to affordable housing that feels everything but, and a school among the verdant fjords of the Faroe Islands. Our vision spans traveling at supersonic speed with Hyperloop One, to living in floating cities, and eventually Mars! While we are led by a group of expert partners, directors and associates – a flat hierarchy and collaborative spirit are essential to our BIG ecosystem. We share our collective knowledge and expansive network through study trips and educational workshops – BIG Schools offer in-house lessons, while BIG Picture brings in industry experts to inspire and invigorate. We are infectiously ambitious and unified by the shared mission to craft the world we want to live in, and to give form to our future, one project at a time.

As the Director of Landscape, you will be the leader of our CPH based Landscape team serving our Copenhagen, London and Barcelona based offices. The Director of Landscape will work closely with our Landscape Director in NYC. The Director of Landscape will report to the Managing Director of our Copenhagen office while collaborating closely with the Partner group on design direction.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Together with the Partner Group and the Director of Landscape NYC develop and support the vision for the future of BIG landscape
  • Build and develop the team with the required skills and resources
  • Oversee and guide the development of standards and quality of landscape deliverables
  • Participate in setting design direction for landscape projects and deliverables in close dialogue with the relevant Partner in charge of each project
  • In general build and facilitate dialogue with the Partner group to elevate the Landscape competencies of BIG CPH
  • Day to day management of department including staffing and resource management
  • Manage the quality, timeline and cost of all landscape projects in CPH
  • Partake in the bidding process and provide input and/or draft relevant documentation, such as landscape design scope proposals incl. project delivery schedules, staffing plans and coordinate the same with the Bidding team
  • Partake in the ongoing financial reporting on the economic development of landscape projects in collaboration with the Controlling team
  • Present landscape design pitches to current and potential clients

We are looking for an experienced leader who ideally:

  • Has 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Has extensive management and technical experience, with large complex projects and multidisciplinary teams
  • Has experience managing teams and growing and developing staff
  • Enjoys being involved in the acquisition process and spending time with potential clients
  • Possesses strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Has strong design skills and experience directing teams to deliver on design
  • Has strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills
  • Displays leadership qualities, drive, and self-initiative
  • Is able to travel both nationally and abroad
  • Is comfortable managing consultants
  • Has experience with department budgeting and follow up

Interviews will be conducted on an on-going basis.

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