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Project Architect, Tokyo

Created 09/14/2018
Reference JR-0013219
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, and the hunger to create amazing spaces and revolutionize the definition of workspace. The role includes designing both standard and custom WeWork locations. We are searching for a Project Architect who wants to be responsible for all phases of the design and construction process from programming to design through the bid process and construction administration. 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)).

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Provide mentorship and support to less experienced architectural designers
  • 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

Qualifications:
  • BArch / MArch Degree or equivalent required, licensed architect preferred
  • 5 - 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
  • Experience with rule based or branded design refined over multiple iterations
  • Reliable, focused, and detail-oriented
  • 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
  • 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 consultants to ensure that project milestones are being met and deliverables are on time and complete
  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Participate in 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
  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational and 'people' skills
  • Proficient in the following programs: Revit, all things Google, Bluebeam
  • Fluent in English and the local language
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. 

Inspired

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

Entrepreneurial

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

Authentic

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. 

Tenacious

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.

Grateful

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.

Together

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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