Designer (Mid-Level) Hospitality

POSITION SUMMARY
As a Designer, you will assist in developing creative-design concepts and develop design details for architecture projects.  You will work under the guidance of a Lead Designer, as well as independently on specific components of larger projects, and will often coordinate project design efforts with other team members and prepare design presentations. This position requires 5 to 8 years of experience in the architectural practice.
You will assist in designing high-end resorts, hospitality and private luxury destinations. As a member of the OBMI team, you are expected to become familiar with and support OBMI’s strategic plan, and to become an active contributing member of our Destination Creation Centers of Excellence. OBMI encourages a commitment to excellence, creativity, innovation and building new successful business relationships.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Participate in all phases of the design process including the creation of conceptual designs, schematic design, design development, space planning, presentation drawings, sketches and renderings to represent your ideas to the Lead Designer and the Team.
  • You will develop, modify and review design drawings, correct and update documents, and assist in developing solutions to technical problems.
  • Create a variety of architectural 3D modeling, renderings and/or sketches to express your ideas
  • Assist in creating persuasive presentations that meet projects’ objectives.
  • Direct the work of junior members in your team, and supervise / review their work to ensure correctness, accuracy, coordination, and efficiency in the production of design documents.
  • Develop and mentor junior members in the development of space planning concepts, design solutions, and quality production.
  • Attend weekly scheduling meetings with the Project Manager and Lead Designer of your projects, as applicable, to report on the status of your tasks and projects and coordinate work ahead.
  • Follow up coordination of design issues with design specialists & sub-consultants.
  • Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.
  • Support business development efforts including identify opportunities and facilitate introductions of potential clients to members of the firm.
  • Attend industry networking events & actively participate in relevant associations.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: minimum professional bachelor’s degree in Architecture – Master is a plus.
  • Licensure preferred but not required
  • Experience: 5 to 8 years of experience in an Architectural office with a focus on Hospitality Design.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be a team player, possess a can-do attitude, and be a self-starter.
  • The job requires proficiency in professional software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Bluebeam & Outlook).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop for presentations.
  • Strong design, graphic, sketching, illustration & presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly and clearly to team and Clients.
  • Willingness and ability to work both, under a lead architect or on your own project, depending on size and type of project.
  • Ability to manage a team of junior designers, drafters & others while creating a positive, collaborative environment.
  • Strong presentation and client relations skills desirable.
  • Experience with managing small teams and multi-disciplinary specialists.
  • Knowledge of the design process from concept to delivery and building codes.
  • Ability to manage variety of project types in various stages of development.
  • This position may require travel abroad.

 

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