Senior Architect, Real Estate Development, Tenant Fit-out at WeWork Technology

| Greater NYC Area
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The We Company’s mission is to elevate the world’s consciousness. Our global platform reimagines and positively impacts how we work, live and grow through three distinct business lines: WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living; WeLive’s mission is to build a world where no one feels alone; WeGrow’s mission is to unleash every human’s superpowers. Through design, technology, and hospitality we are creating a community that helps people live life with purpose and have a meaningful impact in the world. The We Company began in 2019 with more than 400,000 members. In less than ten years, we’ve built a global network of 400 locations across 100 cities and nearly 30 countries, and we’re just getting started.

Role Overview & Responsibilities

The Senior Architect position is an exciting opportunity for immediate and continued 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 Project and Construction Managers to ensure the design intent is met and the user experience is of the highest quality. Additionally you will provide mentorship to other team members and participate in various initiatives directed at making a positive impact on the We Company and its members. In this role, you will bridge and adapt tenant design to the building in order to minimize base building impact and optimize tenant fit-out.

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

  • Lead the creation of a conceptual framework for the project

  • Maintain WeWork standards, goals, and brand ideals

  • Communicate regularly with management and your team regarding project status

  • Make critical path decisions to ensure the overall success of the project, including being on time, on budget, and to an exceptional level of quality

  • Provide mentorship and support to less experienced team members, including review and comment of their work

  • Provide project and staff related insights to the leadership and management groups to support workflow and design efficiency improvements

  • Take ownership of identified issues 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

  • Support 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

  • Lead internal and external team meetings, provide clear and concise actionable agendas


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

  • 8+ 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 high quality design

  • Ambitious out-of-the-box thinker willing to reach beyond their comfort zone

  • Process oriented

  • Reliable, focused, and detail-oriented

  • Comprehensive and extensive knowledge of building materials and construction details

  • Knowledge and experience working with local building codes, ADA guidelines, zoning, and other applicable laws

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, permitting and Construction Documentation

  • Ability to confidently review and mark-up the above documents

  • Demonstrable experience coordinating design documentation with external consultants

  • Understanding of project budgeting and scheduling with a focus on soft costs and the ability to communicate and work closely with external consultants to ensure that project milestones are being met and deliverables are on-time and complete

  • Excellent oral, written and graphic communication skills

  • Lead project teams that include high profile/high visibility projects

  • 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

  • Excellent time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent organizational and ‘people’ skills

  • Proficient in the following programs: Revit, all things Google, Bluebeam Revu

  • Fluent in English

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