Design & Development Associate

SHVO SHVO Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 22 '20Posted on:

Position Summary

Supports SHVO portfolio from acquisition through construction in various design-related capacities (design, research, project management, administration).

Reports to: Managing Director, Design & Development


Project Management

  • Diligent daily filing of incoming and outgoing files and materials
  • Organization and tracking of project correspondence and communications
  • Scheduling and coordinating internal and external meetings
  • Strategic project management aligned to secure critical path milestones


  • Create and maintain Design & Development databases
  • Research design trends, market standards, and finishes
  • Stay abreast of competitive design landscape for product, marketing, and public relations opportunities
  • Detailed benchmarking of international and national comparables (residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail assets)
  • Maintain influential knowledge of real estate, design, culture, and media trends


  • Prepare feasibility analysis and due diligence presentations
  • Prepare historical research on existing buildings
  • Prepare conceptual design presentations
  • Define RFP and scope of work requirements for consultant professionals
  • Conceptualize, draft, and critique floorplans
  • Prepare detailed floorplan reviews, annotated comments
  • Assist with the review of shop drawings and approvals
  • Maintain sample library
  • Prepare punch lists
  • Strategic partnerships outreach


  • Strong knowledge of programming and functional adjacencies
  • Sophisticated interior design sensibility
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Meticulous organization
  • Impeccable project management skills
  • Willingness to initiate tasks and perform duties with little supervision
  • Exceptional, polished presentation
  • Articulate, measured, assertive
  • Sophisticated written and editorial skills
  • Creative strategist with precise execution
  • Strong leadership and logistical sensibility
  • Strong technology capacity and interest
  • Refined, elegant graphic design sensibility
  • Motivated independent with collaborative initiative
  • Highly organized and comfortable working on multiple parallel accelerated tracks
  • Committed accountability, keen availability
  • Exquisite design acumen; international exposure
  • Sophisticated appreciation of design, culture
  • Entrepreneurial savvy
  • Commitment to execute timely delivery


  • Expert proficiency in MS Office (Excel in particular)
  • Emphatic graphic design interest and expert proficiency in Adobe CS Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Expert proficiency in drawing software (AutoCAD/SketchUp, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree (Major or Concentration in Architecture/ Interior Design);
  • Masters degree in Architecture, Interior Design or Real Estate Development
  • Three years minimum design experience
  • Luxury residential, hospitality, and/or retail experience preferred


  • Please email resume, cover email elaborating interest and selected work samples (PDF, maximum 5MB). Candidates should be immediately available and eligible to work locally.
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