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Architectural Designer

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Bring your architecture and design skills to the table by joining the leading, global coffee retailer HQ'd in Seattle! This role sits in the Orange County, CA studio. This is a six month contract and will most likely extend or convert to Partner (FTE).

Job Summary:

Creating new store concepts and enhancements to the existing store portfolio that supports varied customer need states and points of distribution. Collaborates with Store Concept partners and other stakeholders to develop multiple design concepts and programs or requirements to support the identified business need

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Develop architectural concepts. Collaborates with cross functional teams and other key stakeholders to create and articulate clear material and structural direction that meets business requirements and scope. Collaborates with cross functional teams and other key stakeholders to meet project objectives and develops executions for design concepts. Creates unique and diverse architectural concepts and specifications for stores that meet stated business objectives, both operational and financial, promotes company identity and enhances the experience for the consumer. Contribute to Global Concept Design business goals. Monitors established schedules with Architectural project team and effectively communicate dates to design team and manager to meet all established deadlines. Documents and disseminates information about key learnings and best practices to team members. Monitors design modifications and changes to ensure budget adherence. Stays abreast on architectural trends in the field and in touch with the market. Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote key messages and achieve a competitive advantage.

Summary of Experience:
Architectural design: 4 years. Collaboration with industrial, graphic design and environmental disciplines: 4 years. Management of various design projects and operations: 4 years. Retail or restaurant design: 4 years.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to communicate design concepts visually and through oral presentation. Knowledge of materials and finishes. Working knowledge of CAD drafting using Revit, Microstation or AutoCAD software. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects. Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross functional projects and activities. Knowledge of building and health codes and other jurisdictional codes.

Minimum 2 years experience (more likely to see minimum 4 years...) Ideal candidate has experience developing schematic and drawings, design development, and construction documents for retail/commercial projects including ground lease projects, single tenant buildings, brand conversions of existing buildings, site plan and drive thru lane design development.

Proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, InDesign, Sketch-up software. Experience in understanding, interpreting, and executing entitlements with jurisdictional (city) planning and building departments. Candidates shall also be able to demonstrate conceptual design development and critical thinking skills

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