Space Planner

We are in search of a Space Planner who is eager to be an integral part of our Due Diligence process for new WeWork locations. As a Space Planner, you will actively engage in the spatial and financial evaluation of potential new properties sourced by the Real Estate team. Ideally you will have professional experience in space planning, but this position is also good for someone with an architectural background who is highly efficient, solution-oriented, data savvy and BIM fluent. Having a firm grasp on both spatial reasoning and computational design is integral to succeeding in this role and we want to find someone passionate and committed to it.

Portfolios must be submitted for consideration


  • Work directly with real estate and design strategy teams to complete test fits for potential new WeWork locations.
  • Analyze existing building conditions and incorporate WeWork client space standards and other agreed to programmatic elements into optimized space plans to determine feasibility
  • Generate USF plans and calculate USF for potential new locations
  • Make recommendations to enhance space standards, operational efficiency, service delivery, cost savings, and innovative service advancements
  • Prepare documentation for internal and external review, presentation, and approval
  • Utilize data analytics and analysis tools to guide the team in generating optimal space solutions
  • Reports to Head of Architecture

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 2 years practical experience in space planning for office buildings, commercial real estate or hospitality clients. Experience in multi-family mixed use developments, retail, or other building typologies may also be considered.
  • Professional experience with Revit is required. Experience with Dynamo and Grasshopper is a plus.
  • Must be able to provide initial analyses of and incorporate ADA, zoning, and local building codes.
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to take on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines punctually
  • Must understand projects of all scales (50,000sf - 500,000sf) and types (single floor/whole building renovation, single/multiple client operational models, standard/custom work)
  • Possess strong analytical skills and the ability to develop conclusions and recommendations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in architectural and engineering drawings, concepts and design
  • Experience in managing projects of varied scope and complexity
  • Proficient in databased software platforms (e.g. MS Excel, Airtable, Google Sheets)
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Desire to learn and grow within a diverse community of designers
  • Quick learner and highly resourceful problem-solver
  • Demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality design
  • Relationship builder
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Takes ownership of tasks to ensure successful completion
  • Strong attention to detail and quality
  • Must be fluent in English and Chinese

Portfolios must be submitted for consideration

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