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Basel, Switzerland
Architectural hospitality leader
at Oppenheim Architecture

Oppenheim Architecture has a vacancy for an architectural hospitality leader to join its team in Basel, Switzerland.

Join the Oppenoffice team

Oppenheim Architecture Basel office is seeking an architectural hospitality leader with extensive experience – of at least 10 years – in international high-end residential and hospitality projects. We are actively engaged in projects in Switzerland, the Mediterranean and other sites across Europe.

Oppenheim is located at Basel’s Creative Hub – the Dreispitzareal – where you will join a unique team of 40 people from over 21 nations and participate in extraordinary projects. With our office in Miami and within our multicultural team, we exchange ideas in English. We offer a pleasant working atmosphere, a high degree of personal responsibility and the opportunity to develop and grow personally.

Position overview

In this role, you will play a pivotal role in leading our architectural design projects within the hospitality sector. You will spearhead the design and development of high-end hospitality projects from concept to completion, leading a talented team of architects and designers. Your primary responsibility will be to oversee the architectural aspects of our hospitality projects, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of quality. This position offers the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills, design expertise, and industry knowledge while contributing to the success of high-profile hospitality projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • lead and oversee architectural design projects from concept through completion, ensuring adherence to design intent, budget, and schedule
  • develop innovative design concepts that enhance guests’ experiences and align with client objectives and brand standards
  • provide strategic leadership and mentorship to design teams, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment
  • cultivate and maintain strong client relationships, serving as a trusted advisor and champion for design excellence
  • collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including interior designers, engineers, contractors, and vendors, to deliver integrated design solutions
  • stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in hospitality design, applying insights to project development and execution
  • drive business development efforts, including client presentations, proposal development, and networking initiatives to support project acquisition and firm growth

Key requirements:

  • candidates should have at least ten years’ international experience in architectural design with a focus on hospitality projects
  • strong portfolio demonstrating innovative design solutions and successful project delivery in the hospitality sector
  • excellent leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results within budget and schedule constraints
  • business acumen with the ability to balance design creativity with financial considerations
  • enthusiasm for collaboration, creativity and pushing the boundaries of design excellence
  • proficiency in ArchiCAD, Rhino, 3DS Max, Lumion and Adobe Suite is beneficial to excel in this role
  • spoken/written German and/or Italian is advantageous
  • EU/EFTA passport/Swiss work permit

Join our team

If you are a visionary leader, passionate about shaping the future of exceptional hospitality experiences and possess the skills and experience required for this role, we invite you to apply for the hospitality leader position at Oppenheim Architecture Basel office.

Join us in shaping inspiring environments that enrich lives and elevate experiences.

How to apply

Please submit your resume, portfolio showcasing a diverse range of hospitality projects and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position to Deborah via the ‘apply for job’ button below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Oppenheim Architecture is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

And by the way, we like to kick off weekends on Friday at noon.

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Salary: Undisclosed

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