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Architect Support, Tokyo

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Created 09/14/2018
Reference JR-0013220
Category Building Design
Country Japan
City Tokyo
About the role
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for more responsibility, design freedom, mentorship, leadership and the hunger to create amazing spaces and revolutionize the definition of workspace. The role includes designing, documenting, and leading teams for both standard and custom WeWork locations. We are searching for a Senior Project Architect who is highly experienced with all phases of the design and construction process from programming through to design, construction, and closeout. In this role you will be leading the design and coordination process for projects by collaborating with engineering, construction, design, logistics, operations and development teams as well as other inter-departmental groups. Externally, you will provide direction to and collaborate with contracted consultants (MEP, Structural, local Architect of Record, GC's and expeditor(s)).

  • 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
  • Incorporate into projects WeWork standards, goals, and brand ideals
  • Design, coordinate, and document custom spaces and elements when needed
  • Communicate regularly to management and the project team with project updates, for example, of the status of each project, potential issues on site, etc.
  • 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 architectural designers, 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
  • Proactively flag any issues that may arise during the entire project, from deal release to opening, take ownership of them, 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, including programming, layout, AoR Hand-off and operations
  • Support the real estate team in the Due Diligence process as needed
  • Lead the coordination of all disciplines to produce a comprehensive and coordinated construction document set which meets the requirements of local building code, ADA, zoning, and any other applicable law
  • 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 code, 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 markup 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 and Japanese
Employer WeWork

About Us

WeWork is the platform for creators, providing more than tens of thousands of members around the world with space, community and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life's work. Our mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, and our own team members are central to that goal.

The WeWork team believes deeply in the power of “we” and in the movement we’re a part of. We challenge convention and achieve amazing things through dedication and collaboration. There is a contagious energy in our spaces as we work together toward accomplishing our goals.

Our hunger for building great spaces; empowering startups, freelancers, and small businesses; and connecting interesting people is far from being satisfied. We’re just getting started, and our journey gets increasingly exciting as more team members join the movement!

Below are the values that guide who we are and everything that we do. 


We do what we love and are connected to something greater than ourselves.


We are creators, leaders and self-starters. We try new things, we challenge convention, and we’re not afraid to fail.


We are genuine to our brand, mission and values. We’re not perfect and we don’t pretend to be. We are, though, always honest and as transparent as we can be. 


We never settle. We get sh*t done and we get it done well. We’re persistent and knock down walls—literally if we have to.


We are grateful for each other, our members, and to be part of this movement. We don’t take success for granted. We’re happy to be alive.


We are in this together. This is a team effort. We always look out for one another. We value empathy; we know we’re all human, and know we can’t do any of this alone.

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