Designer

WS Development Chestnut Hill , MA 02467

Posted 3 days ago

About WS Development

Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 22 million square feet of existing space and an additional nine million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country.

WS is where great ideas and great people come together to design, build, and operate some of the best loved real estate projects in the country. We live at the intersection of entrepreneurship and establishment. We have the infrastructure of decades supporting a culture of free-thinking excellence.

We expect every WS employee to feel welcomed and valued irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background and life experiences. Or for any other reason.

Overview

THE STUDIO

In addition to guiding the design ethos of the firm, the Studio, comprised of in-house architects and designers, provides planning and design solutions, serving as an important partner to Construction, Development, Leasing and Marketing departments.

Designer, Studio Team

This is an exciting opportunity to work in-house for one of the largest mixed-use developers in the country. We seek a teammate who can help WS create places where people want to be, someone who strives for excellence the way we do. We are fast paced and dedicated to delivering best in class and hope that you find the same satisfaction from results. The positions primary focus will provide critical design support to The Studio with creative contributions, design resources and deliverables to help deliver projects, ranging from urban mixed-use developments to lifestyle centers nationally.

The ideal candidate has a passion for design and architecture, possesses a curiosity for the world and wants to help WS ideate, conceptualize and ultimately create the best places, including details from conceptual design architecture, site furniture, signage, and retail tenant fit outs. Efficiency and timeliness are critical to the success of the candidate to meet fast paced deadlines. Stellar time management is required to manage a multitude of different tasks. The candidate is flexible and proactive to prioritize short term and long term demands with teammates.

The Position

The positions primary focus will provide support for design leadership within internal Studio teams and cross-functional corporate teams including Development, Construction, Leasing, and Marketing for a range of new and existing retail and mixed used developments.

The Designer will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist the design teams efforts on a range of projects from Feasibility and Planning through Design and Construction.
  • Support internal Design Architecture and Master Planning needs of the team, developing design concepts and studies.
  • Conduct design reviews of external consultants documentation for architecture, landscaping, signage and wayfinding, lighting, FF&E, and other related components.
  • Conduct design reviews of tenant build-out documentation, including architecture, signage and interiors.
  • Create critical documentation and collateral to Leasing teams for tenant negotiations.
  • Develop brand standards for properties and create content for site-specific Tenant Design Manuals.
  • Collaborate with junior teammates and support Studio members to meet deadlines and accomplish goals.
  • Assist in daily design project requirements such as meeting minutes, correspondence, file maintenance and assistance with any other required documentation maintenance and/or creation.

Requirements

  • Exceptional design aesthetic, graphic representation ability, critical thinking and ability to develop design concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working with architects, engineers, lighting designers, and landscape architects
  • Strong team player with resourcefulness, flexibility, time management and a collaborator with the ability to balance teamwork and independent assignments
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Architecture
  • 3-6 years of previous experience required
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling (Sketchup and Revit)
  • Work Samples and/or portfolio are required as part of application.
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