In this vibrant workplace, productivity meets enjoyment through a commitment to our core values that ensure our team is kind, driven, takes ownership and is team-oriented. Our work hard, play hard attitude contributes to the overall positive and fun-loving culture created within the office. While our company prioritizes work ethic and results, we complement this focus by providing comprehensive benefits and an extensive range of employee well-being initiatives.

Pairing our local and regional recognition as a best place to work with our portfolio of noteworthy clients, Fawley Bryant architecture is proud of our positive and fulfilling work environment where our people can grow and thrive.


  • PTO
  • Health with an option for HSA
    • Paid for 100% by the company.
  • Dental, Vision
    • Low cost and pre-tax deduction
  • AFLAC supplemental insurance
    • Pre-tax deduction
  • 401K
    • 100% match up to 3%, 50% match up to 5%.
  • Life insurance policy of 25k paid for by the company.
  • 1 professional registration per year, paid for by FBA.
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Non-tangibles
    • Volunteering, spring training games, community events, Halloween costume contest, annual potluck, etc.


Fawley Bryant Architecture, a full-service architecture firm with offices in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida, is seeking a Director of Design. This person will lead our talented design team and shape the aesthetic and functional direction of our architectural projects. As an integral part of our leadership, the Director of Design will pioneer innovative design solutions, ensuring that our firm remains at the forefront of architectural excellence in the Sarasota region.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership in Design Principles: Lead the development of core design principles from project conception through completion, ensuring design integrity at every stage.
  • Strategic Firm-Wide Initiatives: Collaborate on initiatives that elevate the firm’s profile in key markets and the design community.
  • Team Development and Leadership: Mentor and manage the design team, organizing weekly meetings to promote growth and collaboration.
  • Innovation and Design Conceptualization: Generate design concepts and conduct precedent research to guide innovative project approaches.
  • Quality Control of Design Outputs: Ensure the graphic quality of all design presentations and documents meets the firm’s high standards.
  • Design Charettes and Collaboration: Organize and participate in design charettes to enhance team brainstorming and project refinement.
  • Client Engagement and Meeting Coordination: Manage client interactions, coordinating and attending important meetings to communicate design strategies.
  • Ambassadorship and Business Development: Serve as a key representative for the firm, promoting its design philosophy both internally and externally.
  • Cultural contribution and Enhancement: Actively contribute to and enhance the company culture, aligning with the firm’s values and inspiring others.


  • Exceptional design vision and creativity, with the ability to conceptualize and articulate design ideas effectively.
  • Strong leadership capabilities, with experience guiding and inspiring a team.
  • Proficiency in architectural software, including but not limited to Revit, InDesign, SketchUp, Enscape and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timeliness and quality.
  • Strategic thinking with a focus on long-term design evolution and innovation.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture or related field.
  • 15+ years of architectural design experience, with at least 3 years in a leadership or senior design role
  • Architectural License
  • Demonstrated portfolio of innovative and impactful design projects.
  • Experience in client relationship management and business development in the architectural industry


This Job is full-time, and salary is commensurate with experience. Fawley Bryant Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

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