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ABOUT MGA&D: Michael Graves Architecture & Design is a uniquely positioned design firm that merges architectural and interior design with product design and branding. With our Foresight and Holistic Perspective, we cross disciplines and boundaries to bring ground breaking innovation to design projects including cultural, residential, healthcare, hospitality, education and creative workplaces. We are a leader in both universal and sustainable design. See our work and meet our team at
JOB DESCRIPTION: MGA&D is seeking a motivated, self-directed and talented business development professional with A/E/C experience to join our dynamic, internationally acclaimed team in Princeton, NJ.

  • Work with Design Principals and other senior staff to develop a strategic business development plan for each market sector
  • Work with Design Principals and other senior staff to establish business development priorities and to determine target clients
  • Assess and develop new markets, trends, and business opportunities to establish new client relationships
  • Research potential clients and institutions in each market sector to determine:
  • History of recent projects and design firms that provided services
  • Sensitivity to design issues and goals related to planning and building design
  • Status of master plan or strategic plan, capital budget and financial drivers
  • Governance and organization, including decision-makers and decision-influencers
  • Maintain a comprehensive list of upcoming architecture projects within a 1- to 5-year timeframe
  • Establish and maintain a business development database (CRM)
  • Develop networks in each market sector
  • Attend conferences in each market sector
  • Identify leads and information on upcoming projects
  • Identify and meet with potential strategic partners – considerable local and national travel is required
  • Set up visits for Design Principals and other senior staff with targeted prospects
  • Participate in go/no-go evaluations of potential pursuits
  • Collaborate with Design Principals and other senior staff to develop effective strategies to bring opportunities to fruition
  • Collaborate in creating teams for specific pursuits, research the competition, & prepare strategies
  • Work with Design Principals and other senior staff to prepare for client presentations
  • Conduct debriefings after pursuits
  • Prepare monthly reports
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 8 to 10 years experience in business development in architecture, engineering or construction industry
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent people skills and verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Must be capable of making client presentations
  • Licensed architect preferred
  • Experience with preferred
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States
    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email their resume and salary expectations to Please keep attachments under 10 MB.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: MGA&D is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We conduct all employment-related activities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status (except where certain characteristics are essential bona fide occupational requirements or where a disability is a bona fide occupational disqualification), as required by applicable law. MGA&D welcomes diversity in the workplace. MGA&D will make reasonable accommodation in the application process for applicants with disabilities, as required by applicable law. Please contact our Human Resources department to request accommodation.

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