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Design Director (Shanghai office)

Wilson Associates Wilson Associates Employer:
Shanghai, CNLocation:
Mon, May 7 '18Posted on:
Full-timeType:

About Wilson Associates:

Wilson Associates creates new definitions of luxury for an era that’s increasingly well traveled, connected and culturally diverse. For nearly 50 years, the firm’s dynamic talent and collaborative spirit have created the world’s most trendsetting, iconic projects. Through our dedication to progressive design, we aim to inspire and engage our clients, people and world culture. Founded in 1971, Wilson Associates employs over 300 design professionals throughout our 10 global offices in Bangkok, Dallas (Headquarters), Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris (Atelier), Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. We are committed to providing the highest level of luxury design and client service through a full range of design services.

POSITION SUMMARY

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of large scale, luxury projects, including hotels, casinos, restaurants and private residences. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended client purposes.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

•Play a major leadership role by orchestrating the work of project teams focused on design, development, and delivery of outstanding solutions for all phases on a client project.
•Establishes overall design concepts and maintains continuity of those concepts through completion.
•Guides design team from concept through schematic design; and maintains continuity of design through design development, construction documents and construction administration.
•Serves as interpreter of client and operator standards and budget into design.
•Translates concepts into schematic design criteria
•Ensures that the schematic design is communicated properly to client, design team and production team
•Develops with the Project Manager and Principal in Charge staff utilization/work plan and scheduling.
•Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budgets, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
•Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
•Ultimately responsible for understanding client program, budget and criteria.
•Determines level and quality of finishes.
•Review and detail shop drawing and coordinate with other professionals, such as project managers, architects, engineers-mechanical, electrical, to ensure job success.
•Consult with FF&E to ensure installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
•Select or design, furnishings, art works, and accessories
•Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings
•Use complex three-dimensional design techniques, including hand sketches, computer-aided drafting (CAD), Adobe Photo Shop, Rivet, Microsoft Office and related software to produce construction documents.
•Participates in development of presentation material and helps maintain graphic quality and content.
•Participates in client presentations/meetings through design development, then as required through out the design and documentation phases.
•Strong organizational, communication and relationship management skills
•Communicates design intent to consultants and reviews work for conformance to design intent
•Review cost estimates with project team

QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)
•Accountability – Accountability looks at the extent to which an individual is willing to accept responsibility. This competency asks the question “How do you look at responsibility for your work?”
•Active Listening – Active Listening looks at the extent to which an individual actively attends to, conveys, and understands the comments and questions of others. This competency asks the question “How well do you really hear and understand what others are saying?”
•Initiative – Initiative looks at the ability of the individual to act and take steps to solve or settle an issue. This competency asks the question “How confident are you in making decisions on the basis of your own initiative?”
•Judgment – The skill of judgment looks at the ability of the individual to form sound opinions or make decisions by evaluating available information. This competency asks the question “How do you make decisions?”
•Interpersonal – Interpersonal skills look at the ability of the individual to develop and maintain relationships with others. This competency asks the question “How effectively do you relate with others?”
•Time Management – Time management skills looks at the ability of the individual to effectively utilize available time for the completion of necessary job tasks. This competency asks the question “How efficient and productive are you in the utilization of available working time?”
•Communication – Communication is the ability to convey info, written and oral in a clear and concise manner. Does employee use active listening skills with an interest to understand others.
•Attitude – Is a cooperative member of the team. Possess a positive, helpful attitude. Does the employee respond to emergency request for assistance?
•Coaching & Development – Coaching and development looks at the ability of an individual to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem. This competency asks the question “How well can you identify and help others to improve their knowledge or skills?”
•Leadership – Leadership skills looks at how well the individual motivates and guides others to ensure performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals. It involves attracting, supporting, developing and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. This competency asks the question “How comfortable are you with making decision and taking a leading role?”

Education:
Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) Architecture and or Interior Design

Experience:
8 plus years of experience in high-end hospitality interior design preferred
Computer Skills: Auto-CAD

About Archibucks:

Archibucks (www.archibucks.com),  is a professional design and engineering talents recruitment firm in China. We recruit designers including architects, landscape architects, urban planners/designers, interior architects and engineers including structural engineers, MEP engineers, building engineers for over 100 leading design and engineering firms in China. Our clients include Aedas, Arup, CallsionRTKL, Chapmantaylor, Ennead Architects, Goettsch Partners, HPP, KPF, Mad, SOM, Valode & Pistre, Wework, Wilson, Zaha Hadid and other top leadin and other top leading international design and engineering firms.

We accept candidates who want to find an internship or formal job in design/engineering firms in China. Most our employers are based in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen.


 

How to Apply?

  • Submit the application package including: CV and portfolio, all in English to info@archibucks.com. Archibucks is the official recruitment agency for the listed position.
  • Tele-Interview: Qualified applicants will get tele-interview arranged by archibucks or employers

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