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Job: Architect - Senior Project Manager - Store Design and Construction

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Posted: 12/14/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1568

Job Description

Art Van Furniture, the Midwest’s premier furniture retailer and one of America’s top 20 furniture retailers, is seeking an experienced design oriented architect with extensive project management experience to help our company grow through the design and construction of new and remodeled stores and help re-create the Art Van store experience.


In this key role, reporting to our Director - Store Design and Construction, you will be responsible for capital expense projects up to $10M, creating and implementing retail designs for facilities up to 90,000 sq. ft..  You will also be involved with external contractors and design firms as we develop new and exciting store formats and retailing approaches to sustain and enhance our reputation as a "best in class" destination for retail furniture environments which complement our products and create a retail shopping experience that is the envy of our industry.   

 The position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture is required.  A Master’s Degree would be preferred.

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) certification is preferred.  Preference will be given to licensed architects.

  • Extensive working knowledge and experience in store design and architecture is required with a strong design background. 

  • A minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience in building design in a "big box" environment.

  • Experience designing retail space required, background in warehousing and office design helpful.

  • Background or experience at the corporate level for a leading edge retailer is highly preferred.

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, providing both strategic and tactical leadership.

  • Experience in hiring, leading and developing a high-performing team of design and technical professionals.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills

  • Strong work ethic and desire to succeed.

Skills / Requirements

Art Van is an equal opportunity employer.  We offer a competitive salary and incentive plan combined with an excellent benefits package.  If you are interested, apply on-line at


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Application Instructions

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