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Senior Store Designer (Architecture)

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Our client is a Seattle-based Coffeehouse chain that is currently seeking a Senior Store Designer (architecture, not merchandising) to support the design team in generation of unique design and promotional concepts that promote brand identity and enhance the experience for the consumer. This person will support the development execution and evolution of the Brand Expression. This position contributes to the companies success by supporting the regional store design process to create outstanding store designs that uphold the Customer Experience. The process is inclusive of all phases of design from schematic through construction documents and administration while honoring budget, schedule and operational requirements. Models and acts in accordance with company guiding principles. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Executes Design strategy and provides clear, effective and timely communication of design direction and changes to internal designers and external consultants
  • Identifies exceptions, proposes and implements design solutions
  • Contributes to studio team goals by achieving target deliverables on number of stores and meeting all established deadlines
  • Designs stores within parameters of individual store budgets and market requirements with alignment from cross-functional teams 
  • Develops design documentation to support design intent per regional guidelines including schematic drawings and finish palettes
  • Manages the production of construction documents by internal and external designers and consultants
  • Responsible for the integrity and quality of the construction documents inclusive of design intent, detailing, code requirements, scheduling and MEPs
  • Participates in the architectural design process by reviewing and analyzing project documentation
  • Sets schedules with alignment from cross-functional teams and communicates dates to project team and meets all established deadlines; conducts site visits as needed
  • Participates in schematic reviews with cross-functional teams
  • Mentors other more junior designers


Skills Required: 

  • CAD drafting using Revit, AutoCAD and Sketchup software (5-7 years) 
  • Project management experience (1 year) 
  • Retail, hospitality or restaurant design or development organization including management of construction documents (5-7 years) 
  • Experience managing external architectural and/or design consultants (5-7 years) 
  • Bachelors degree required in related field 


THINGS TO NOTE: 

  • PORTFOLIOS are required for consideration. Any candidates submitted without will not be considered
  • The team has 5 design managers and 1 design program manager all ultimately rolling up to the hiring manager 
     

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