Senior Lead, Architecture at WeWork Technology

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About WeWork - Product: 

We believe in a team-based effort to achieve our common goal: To deliver the best quality product possible as we create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

About This Role:

This position is an exciting opportunity for immediate professional growth and development within an industry disrupting environment. You will be part of a cross-functional team with a common goal of delivering the best possible product and experience to the end user. From programming through construction you will be driving the preparation and coordination of project documentation. During the design phase you will take the lead on communicating with external consultants as they prepare their documentation. As the project shifts into construction you will work closely with the WeWork Project and Construction Managers to ensure the design intent is met and the user experience is of the highest quality.


  • Design, document, and execute multiple simultaneous high quality projects, by collaborating with internal and external teams

  • Maintain WeWork standards, goals, and brand ideals

  • Communicate regularly with management and your team regarding project status

  • Take ownership of identified issues and work together with your team internally to resolve them

  • Produce design and hand-off packages for a project utilizing Revit

  • Support the Real Estate team in the Due Diligence process as needed

  • Lead the coordination of a comprehensive and coordinated Construction Document set

  • Be the main point of contact for external consultants

  • Depending on project locations some travel will be required

Who + What We’re Looking For: 

The Product Team is looking for motivated individuals with a love of learning and collaboration who are eager to join a workplace built around the mindset of “we” over “me”. We’re committed to investing in team member growth and encourage applicants to consider the direct and/or indirect ways in which they meet the following criteria. 

Candidates may be placed at the Lead or Senior Lead level based on the following. 

  • BArch / MArch Degree or equivalent required, licensed architect preferred

  • 7+ years professional design experience in high quality commercial or hospitality projects. (Mixed-use residential, cultural, and institutional experience also will be considered)

  • A commitment to delivering outstanding, detail-oriented design

  • Knowledge of building materials and construction details

  • Knowledge and experience working with local building codes and other applicable laws

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating design documentation with external consultants, project budgeting, and deliverables management.

  • Knowledge and experience in Schematic design, Design Development, permitting and Construction Documentation, including review and markup of documents.

  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills

  • Excellent decision-making skills and a creative problem solver

  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proficient in the following programs: Revit, Google, Bluebeam

  • Experience leading and mentoring project teams, including high profile/high visibility projects

  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a “can do” attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn

  • Fluency in local language or dialect. High command of English language, both spoken and written.

Culture & Benefits:

At WeWork, we want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work, because no matter your background, we are on this journey together. As part of our Product Team, you will enjoy an array of benefits including:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage, including parental leave

  • Paid vacation + holiday leave

  • A robust Professional Development program

  • Complimentary meals + beverages

  • Company retreats, events, volunteering and wellness programs

  • Lifestyle perks + discounts

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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