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New York, USA
Senior architect
at WeWork

WeWork is currently looking for a senior architect to join its busy team in New York.

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
  • eight+ 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

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