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AvroKO - Senior Designer

New York City Metropolitan Area Hybrid


About The Role

The Senior Designer acts as AvroKO’s lead designer responsible for the whole design of a project

through overseeing the definition and delivery of the design from conceptualization, through

development, coordination, documentation and execution in the field. This is a project specific role.


The Senior Designers core responsibilities are


Design

  • Leading the AvroKO team in conceiving of the project design to meet the clients program, quality objectives, project constraints as well as AvroKO’s brand of design.

  • Liaison between the Principal in Charge and the design team during the design process.

  • Organize and run regular in-house design sessions presenting to the P.I.C and with the team.

  • Work as part of the team sketching design solutions, preparing drawings, editing presentations, sourcing materials, finishes FF&E, producing work drawings, specifications etc.


Development

  • Responsible for the development of the whole design of the project according to the design intent.

  • Reviewing all documents to ensure they incorporate the design intent.


Coordination

  • Represent AvroKO and the design for all consultant coordination meetings.

  • Manage design coordination within AvroKO i.e. between architecture, FF&E and graphics, and between Owners consultants and AvroKO.

  • Manage and coordinate all communications to and from consultants.

  • Supervise, develop and mentor Designers.

  • Coordinate with the Project Manager in providing services per scope, budget and schedule.


Documentation

  • Responsible for creating and delivering presentations based on AvroKO’s deliverables standards for presentations and contract documents.

  • Oversee the production and delivery of quality and timely sets of contract documents being drawings, specifications, budgets and reports as proscribed by the contract.


Execution

  • Partners with Project Manager to ensure conformance with Architecture Standards’checklist requirements specific to each project design phase.

  • Lead the AvroKO team in performing its construction administration services including:

  • Responding to RFI’s and interpreting the contract documents to ensure the design intent is met.

  • Reviewing submittals, substitutions, and field conditions for conformance with the design intent.

  • Attending and reporting on field visits.

  • Conducting punch lists reviews

  • Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Over 8 years of post-graduate design experience with significant experience in high-end, bespoke hospitality design restaurants and hotels.

  • Demonstrated conceptual approach to design.

  • Experience leading design teams.

  • Persuasive presentation skills

  • Excellent teamwork skills. Ability to work collaboratively with design directors and creative managing directors across the firm

  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail. Outstanding communication skills.

  • Proven industry experience with common industry software applications such as Adobe

  • Experience building, nurturing and fostering client relationships, Spexx specification writing software a plus.

  • Experience building, nurturing and fostering client relationships.

  • Strong writing skills (narratives, strategy, meeting minutes, proposals, etc.)

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or Architecture. Master’s degree a plus


Who We Are + What We Offer

AvroKO has established a new paradigm in the hospitality industry, encompassing a multitude of

disciplines while creating thoughtful and engaging architecture, brands, products, and environments.

Since its launch in 2001, AvroKO has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative design firms

in the field, due in large part to the group’s integrated design proce