Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a unique organization that develops and operates Lifestyle Boutique Hotels & Restaurants and is looking for a quality individual to join the Architecture & Development Team in the San Francisco Office. This position requires someone who has excellent project management skills, a strong knowledge of the architectural & design documentation process, highly capable of reading, comprehending and dissecting all levels of architectural drawings sets and upholding Brand
Building Standards. Seeking an individual with a strong work ethic, exuding a professional attitude and able to work in a team setting surrounded by varying personalities.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, & TECHNICAL SKILLS
Must have a minimum of 10 year's architectural or interior design experience involving full-service hospitality projects
A degree in interior design or architecture is required
Proficient in Bluebeam, AutoCad, & Microsoft Office
Adept in Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a role for an individual that is highly capable of handling multiple projects, timelines, personalities
(internally and externally), is very organized and process oriented. This is a client facing role that requires
a professional, proficient technically, but can "wear many hats" and deal with complex issues, people
and situations empathetically, strategically and with a firm hand.
Development & Planning
Work with the Sr. Director of Architecture & Development (SDAD) on early plan and project reviews & comments to communicate the building / site feasibility of the project to the Kimpton Development/Deal Lead, Investment Analysts and external clients.
Site visits for existing buildings may be required to assess the building condition to provide a Draft Project Scope or Property Improvement Plan (PIP) for the SDAD's review.
Provide written project updates on the Project Status Reports, managed by the SDAD.
Project Management & Technical Support
As the Kimpton point of contact (POC) during the design/pre-construction phases of a project. the PM of A&D will be responsible for managing the flow of information and documentation between the owner/developer (O/D), external project team and Kimpton internal teams.
Present and discuss project plans with internal Kimpton teams (hotel and restaurant) and other internal Kimpton members to help them understand the plans and program and get their buy-in.
Assist the SDAD, represent Kimpton/IHG in all phases of the project from initial inquiry through opening. Participate on project calls with O/D and project team. Technical resource for O/D.
Attend in person meetings for project Kick-offs, project milestones and value engineering sessions with the O/D and project team to ensure plans are coordinated and quality construction documents are produced while still maintaining Brand Standards. Occasional site visits required during key milestones/phases for overall Quality Control.
Attend Model Room Reviews to ensure room product has been constructed according to the design plans and the quality of construction and execution of the design meets with Brand Standards.
Ensure the SDAD is always kept current on project status, schedules and critical items, throughout the project life cycle.
Assist the SDAD with the Kimpton Brand Standards and document template updates. A strong understanding of the Kimpton Build Standards will be necessary to implement the responsibilities of this position.
Standards updates will require collaboration with internal Kimpton teams, as well as, management of external consultants.
CANDIDATE PROFILE & SKILLS
The ideal candidate studied architecture or interior design and worked at an interior design or architectural firm(s) focused on hospitality (Architectural License is not required)
Highly competent at reading, critiquing and "scrubbing" architectural and design drawings
Must have a knack for space planning and a sharp eye for details (finding the mistakes)
Strong project management skills, especially in the design and documentation process
Adept at prioritizing tasks and skilled at multi-tasking to meet goals and deadlines
Flexible, able to switch quickly from one project to another as priorities change
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
Must be a confident problem solver
Confident professional that is not easily intimidated
Has a passion for all aspects of the hotels and restaurants
Possess a strong and dedicated work ethic
Personable, able to navigate around different personalities and work in a team environment
Confident and self-motivated with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision,
Logical thinker and creative problem solver
Highly organized individual with an eye for detail