Architect, Powered By We

WeWork

Posted Date 12/18/2018
Description

About the Role:


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a client facing project based role with more responsibility, design freedom, and the hunger to create amazing spaces and revolutionize the AEC industry. The role spans the life of projects from envisioning through successful completion including creating documentation and coordination deliverables for Powered by We clients. Powered by We is an exciting new product line where we package up all of our expertise from WeWork and bring it to our clients buildings creating custom design solutions tailored to their needs. You will engage directly with our Clients to better understand their needs and actively participate in coordination meetings. As part of a vertically integrated project delivery team you will collaborate with interior design, engineering, construction, logistics, operations and development teams, other inter-departmental groups, and external consultants.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively prepare for, participate in, and follow-up after collaborative client meetings
  • Design, document, coordinate, and execute multiple simultaneous high-quality high-profile fully customized projects, by collaborating with all internal and external teams
  • Actively create conceptual frameworks for the projects through the Envisioning process
  • Incorporate into projects WeWork goals and brand ideals
  • Communicate regularly to management and the project team with project updates, for example, of the status of each project, potential issues on site, etc.
  • Provide mentorship and support to less experienced architectural designers
  • Proactively flag any issues that may arise during the entire project, from deal release to opening, take ownership of them, and work together with your team internally to resolve them
  • Be responsible for determining and organizing functional requirements, providing programming, space planning, and code analysis
  • Produce all design and hand-off packages for a project utilizing Revit, including programming, layout, AoR Hand-off and operations
  • Lead the coordination of all disciplines to produce a comprehensive and coordinated construction document set which meets the requirements of local building code, ADA, zoning, and any other applicable law
  • Be a main point of contact for external consultants

Qualifications:

  • BArch / MArch Degree or equivalent required, licensed architect preferred
  • 5 - 8 years professional design experience in high quality commercial or hospitality projects. Mixed-use residential, cultural, and institutional experience also will be considered.
  • 1-2 years’ experience engaging directly with clients including leading client meetings throughout the design and construction process
  • A commitment to delivering outstanding high-quality design
  • Ambitious, out-of-the-box thinker will to reach beyond their comfort zone
  • Reliable, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building materials and construction details
  • Knowledge and experience working with local building code, ADA, zoning, and other applicable laws
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, permitting and Construction Documentation
  • Ability to confidently review and markup the above documents
  • Demonstrable experience coordinating design documentation with external consultants
  • Understanding of Project budgeting and scheduling and the ability to communicate and work closely with consultants to ensure that project milestones are being met and deliverables are on time and complete
  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills and a highly resourceful problem solver
  • Ability to initiate and establish business relationships with professionals and officials of other organizations and companies
  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn
  • Strong time management skills and experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational and ‘people’ skills
  • Proficient in the following programs: Revit, all things Google, Bluebeam
  • Fluent in English

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