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Seoul, South Korea
Architectural designer
at Zabel & Partner

Zabel & Partner has an exciting opportunity for an architectural designer to join its office in Seoul, South Korea.

If your skills and experience are a match for the position described below, we’d love to hear from you.

About our firm:

  • Zabel & Partner, we are a Korean-German architect’s firm based in Seoul
  • we offer all architectural services from initial design to construction supervision and handover
  • we offer interior solutions in one package ‘design and built’ for offices, salesrooms, exhibition spaces and many more
  • we represent in Korea the network for architecture exchange (NAX) of the Federal Chamber of German Architects
  • we are a young, fun and dynamic team, all having lived, studied and worked in other countries around the world for multiple years
  • our clients are mainly international corporations and institutions, which gives us more chances to operate globally and across the Asia Pacific region

About the role

This senior-level position will be a member of our multidisciplinary team and will collaborate with design and technical leadership to be an integral part of project teams.

The primary responsibilities will include the following…

What you will do:

  • collaborate with project manager and client to establish project goals and objectives including design intent, schedule and budget parameters
  • design phase one to three in accordance with HOAI
  • mentor junior architects and participate in design and performance reviews as required
  • immerse yourself in current design trends, products, construction systems and building codes
  • establish goals, objectives and parameters of the inventory process for existing furniture and equipment
  • interpret the information gathered from the client and prepare/oversee the final report and recommendations
  • work with the client to validate the program data
  • establish conceptual design direction as a response to the client’s goals and objectives
  • develop space plans which meet client’s goals and objectives, building constraints and applicable codes
  • complete research and selection of architectural products and systems, finishes and furniture
  • create plans, elevations and architectural details that illustrate the design intent and use of material

About your qualifications:

  • qualified candidates must have a bachelor of architecture, master of architecture from an accredited program preferred
  • experienced interior designers with a background in commercial design are also considered
  • a strong creative design portfolio is essential as is strong communication, teamwork, presentation, graphics, organisational skills
    and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • business proficiency English is a must, German language skills are an asset
  • proven experience with conceptual design, leadership of project design teams in the execution of design-driven projects within
    owner’s budget constraints
  • five plus years of experience working at a professional architecture or design office
  • proficient in SketchUp, Adobe Suite, MS Office, AutoCAD
  • strong organisation, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • technical production skills are necessary and require a demonstrated ability to effectively produce design and construction documents
  • examination of design strategies and solutions relative to best practices and industry standards
  • understanding of the design and procurement processes
  • a solid understanding of interior finish material characteristics and selection criteria is required
  • ability to understand human behaviour and apply such in the creation of functional space
  • knowledge of spatial planning, ergonomics, and interior furnishings and materials

About working with us:

  •  creative and collaborative international work environment
  • attractive salary with performance-based bonuses
  • great projects and exposure to every stage of design and construction

If interested, please do not hesitate to submit your application with your portfolio by clicking the ‘apply’ button below.

  • Applications have closed.