Director of Design Studio

Industrious Office Industrious Office Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Sun, Jun 17 '18Posted on:

About the Company:
Industrious is a premium workplace platform and coworking solution. We are reinventing how people work by creating elegant, welcoming environments and delivering amazing hospitality that makes people excited and proud to come to work. With a seasoned leadership team, a long list of brand-name clients and $142 million in funding to-date, Industrious is well-positioned for rapid growth, as we continue to scale our network across the US. 

All of this is driven by our amazing team. Here’s a quote from our most recent team survey: “I've never worked with a team of such smart, engaged, kind, empathetic people before. I am always proud and excited to work with our team and to help my teammates grow. Industrious' culture is welcoming, encouraging, and fun, making me feel appreciated as an employee and part of a tight-knit team.”

We kindly request that you do not call Industrious locations for employment inquiries.

About the Role:
We are currently looking for a candidate to join our National Design team as Director of Design Studio.

The Director of Design Studio will manage the design production team and is responsible for all the design execution aspects of projects in design and in construction. This person will support the development of high-quality design and construction documents, coordinate team portfolio project issues with architects and consultants, and manage production staff through delegation of tasks and leadership. The successful applicant will report to the VP of Design and Construction and work closely with the Industrious Product, Construction and Facilities Teams.

At Industrious we believe in the power of design to create a lasting, valuable impact on the quality of peoples' daily experiences at work. We also believe that a successful design project is as much the physical fusion of function and form, as it is the successful combination of excellence in construction, hospitality and operations.

We are building a team with a broad range of skills in all these fields. As we grow, you will be part of an elite team, enjoy unrivaled responsibility and drive outsized impact. This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your design skills and gain broader exposure into the real estate, construction and hospitality industries.

Who You Are:

  • 12+ years of professional experience in architecture or interior design
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop team members
  • Resolve design and construction issues with build method and alternate material solutions
  • Manage multiple internal & external stakeholder requests
  • Be accountable for external vendors and designer quality of work and performance
  • Extremely organized, reliable and able to clearly articulate design ideas
  • Highly effective communicator and presenter
  • Highly skilled in Revit and AutoCAD
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Rhino, V-Ray, Adobe Suite
  • Experience leading design teams for workplace and/or hospitality clients
  • Ability to prepare, develop and edit drawings and models

What You Will Do:

  • Manage team members who design projects within a predefined scope and budget
  • Execute and manage design team initiatives to meet quarterly company objectives
  • Review Space planning, SD and DD presentations to present to internal and external parties
  • Work closely with Head of Product Design to operationalize initiatives
  • Oversee peer review of Construction Documents and be proficient in redlining drawings
  • Ensure internal and external teams maintain project schedules
  • Quality control of external designers and engineers to execute within associated budget
  • Conduct material research and meet vendors as necessary to understand materials/products
  • Manage production staff through delegation of tasks and leadership
  • Manage design needs for a portfolio of existing Industrious locations


In addition to our incredible team, there are lots of other fun reasons to work with us.

  • Daily breakfast, snacks, coffee, tea, and drinks at all Industrious locations
  • Health care, including vision and dental
  • 401K plan
  • Smart casual dress code
  • Generous vacation time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Team outings (ex. Dinners, rock climbing, yoga classes and more!)
  • Company-wide outings and retreats (previous locations have included New Orleans & the Hamptons)

Industrious in the News:

Industrious is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.


Please submit an application here.

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