Lead, Architect

WeWork Enterprise / PxWe Architect About Enterprise at WeWork: WeWork has evolved from providing flexible workspaces for individual members to providing a full suite of design, construction, and operations solutions to a wide range of members including Enterprise companies. Under the Powered by We (PxWe) brand, WeWork leverages its vast experience, market penetration, and economies of scale to deliver exceptional custom designed spaces and services for clients of all shapes and sizes. To support this rapidly growing offering, we're scaling our best in class team. About the Role: This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is looking for a client facing project based role with wide responsibilities, design freedom, and the hunger to create amazing spaces and revolutionize the AEC industry. The role spans the life of projects from concept design through project completion, including creating documentation, coordination deliverables, and construction administration. You will engage directly with our Enterprise clients to understand their needs and actively participate in key presentations along the way. You will be part of a vertically integrated project delivery team led by a project delivery leadership team (Project Manager, Construction Manager and Design Manager). You will collaborate with interior design, engineering, construction, logistics, operations and development teams as well as external consultants. The Architect position reports to the Architecture Lead, PxWe. Responsibilities: Design, document, coordinate, and execute multiple simultaneous high-quality, high-profile, fully customized Enterprise projects, collaborating with internal and external teams. Prepare for, participate in, and follow-up after collaborative client meetings. Create conceptual frameworks for the projects through the schematic design process. Determine and organize functional requirements, and articulate through programming, space planning, and code analysis. Communicate regularly across the project team with project updates, including detailed status of projects, onsite issues, schedule and budget exposures, and overall risks. Proactively and continuously flag and resolve project issues with your team. Produce design and handoff packages, including programming, layout, drawings and specifications, Architect of Record (AoR) coordination, and operational documentation. Coordinate with other development disciplines to produce a comprehensive and coordinated construction document set, satisfying building code, ADA, zoning, and other applicable standards. Be a main point of contact for external consultants Qualifications: BArch / MArch Degree or equivalent required, licensed architect preferred 5 - 7 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 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 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 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 and organizational skills and experience working on multiple projects simultaneously Proficient in the following programs: BIM (Revit), all things Google, Bluebeam Revu; familiarity with project management platforms Fluent in English Who You Are: Passionate about best in class design, construction, and project execution A team collaborator, clear communicator, prudent risk-assessor, and effective motivator Habitually thinking outside the box and exploring new ways to execute projects Committed to continuous improvement and optimizing productivity

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