Architect - Hospitality

Gensler Gensler Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 11 '24Posted on:
$118,000 - $140,000 annually Pay:

Your Role 

Our hospitality design team brings global expertise in planning, architecture, interior design, and branding to projects across every scale to deliver award-winning designs that drive extraordinary guest experiences, brand loyalty, and lasting value.  

At Gensler we do everything we can to support our clients. Our Bay Area Lifestyle Studios have been strategically formed as a special boutique collaborative, focusing on iconic hotel architecture, one-of-a-kind interiors, guest experience, food and beverage strategy, experiential retail, and work-life integration. As a result of a growing, diverse client base and increasing project work, we are searching for a Project Architect with 10+ years of experience to join our team. 

What You Will Do 

  • Manage project coordination and general contractors including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, acoustic, AV, food service, fitness, landscape, and more 

  • Provide project code and accessibility reviews and prepare reports 

  • Lead technical communication and coordination within the project team, as well as with clients, vendors, contractors, consultants, and building and permitting officials 

  • Provide technical guidance and innovative solutions to resolve and document complex technical and design challenges 

  • Prepare & maintain the project documentation, including the construction documentation, project manual and specifications 

  • Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews 

  • Process submittals, RFIs, substitution requests, etc. during construction 

  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project 

  • Provide mentorship to junior staff throughout project phases 

Your Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and 10+ years of experience as a project architect with a strong background in hospitality interiors, retail, and/or other lifestyle projects 

  • Must be a licensed architect in the State of California

  • Experience managing multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, acoustic, AV, food service, fitness, landscape, and more 

  • Experience resolving complex technical and design issues 

  • Proficiency with Revit is required 

  • Strong knowledge of AutoCad 

  • SketchUp, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite knowledge a plus 

  • Understanding of how buildings are constructed and ability to create technical documents that succinctly, thoroughly and accurately describe the work to be done 

  • Strong knowledge of building codes, standards, and building structures 

  • Passionate leadership, organizational, communication, and relationship management skills 

  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required; Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk about this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwel and /or Net Zero Building certification. 

*The base salary will be estimated between $118,000 - $140,000 plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience.*

To be considered,please submit aportfolio in PDF format

Life at Gensler 

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.   We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 

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