Project Architect, WeLive at WeWork Technology

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About WeLive:

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 live better together.

We encourage cross-pollination of disciplines

We are an international, interdisciplinary team, where a diverse array of functions, backgrounds and roles work together and support one another. Bringing these groups together allows us to forge new paths and develop an integrated approach to bringing our product to life.

We are never afraid to blow things up

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is to completely wipe the slate clean and start fresh. We always consider new opportunities and methodologies in the interest of getting better at what we do, every day.

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 revolutionize the definition of residential space. 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 space planning and coordination with external consultants as they prepare their documentation. As the project shifts into construction you will work closely with the WeLive Project and Construction Managers to ensure the design intent is met and the user experience is of the highest quality. Rapid project schedule requires organization, tenacity, and ability to work with others. 

Responsibilities:

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

  • Work closely with your design manager on overall vision and programming of projects to maintain WeLive standards, goals, and brand ideals

  • Responsible for determining and organizing functional requirements, providing programming and space planning, and code analysis with minimal direction.

  • 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 Development 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. 

  • BArch / MArch Degree or equivalent required, licensed architect a plus

  • 5+ years professional design experience in high quality hospitality and/or large scale residential projects

  • 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

  • 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

  • Proficient in the following programs: AutoCad, Revit, Vray or Enscape, Google, Bluebeam, MS Office

  • High command of English language, both spoken and written.

Culture & Benefits:

Working at the We Company means you’ll always be taken care of. Here are just some of the benefits included with joining  the Development Team:

  • 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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