- Expiry Date: 27 September 2021
About Our Client :Our client is currently one of the largest banks in the Northeast, with branches spanning from Chicago to Vermont. The bank is one of the leading provider of loans and mortgages to individuals and business in the markets they serve. With over 1,500 branches within their network, our client has been a trusted name in banking since the 1800’s and currently has over $130 billion in holdings.
The Senior Architectural will be part of a creative and innovative team within the Enterprise Marketing organization.
Responsible for the development and implementation of interior design, exterior signage design and environmental branding of our retail branches and ATM network.
The Senior Designer will drive the vision for our brand design efforts by creating attractive, branded environments that support the desired customer experience for different locations, including advisory branches, wealth centers and other new formats.
The candidate will collaborate with a broad team of internal partners throughout the pre-design, test fit, design development, construction and post-construction phases, working closely with stakeholders, architects and suppliers to create design schemes that bring our brand to life in our physical network. This artful combination of décor finishes, and branding will support spaces that are highly flexible, functional, warm and welcoming for prospects and customers, and lay the foundation for memorable and valuable experiences that are delivered by our client.
Design and execute exterior signage and trade dress concepts to support the transformation of our retail branch and ATM network. Review engineer drawings, control drawings and prototypes and manage vendors to execute successfully in terms of quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
Develop décor, signage and environmental playbooks / architectural guidelines based on a variety of tiered budgetary alternatives and branch format types.
Review design budgets, materials, and value engineering to ensure standards coincide with branch format business case.
Develop, evolve and maintain design standards for of interior construction, architectural/interior finishes, lighting, environmental graphics, materials and furniture to carry out our design intent.
Review construction drawings, specifications and technical details to ensure that elements are coordinated within design documents, to meet interior approved décor package standards.
Responsible for managing multiple projects on a daily basis and communicating effectively with project team and supplier, including production schedules, scopes of work, contracts, invoicing, renderings, prototypes and samples.
Ability to communicate and coordinate with suppliers, internal and external partners to assist with approving design documents, floor plans / brand books while also resolving project design, budget issues.
Perform site visits and inspections of completed work, and facilitate the resolution of punch list items
Evaluate finished projects and prototype designs to understand key learning’s, recommend strategy and design development adjustments and apply value engineering to gain cost saving efficiencies. Leverage stakeholder and customer feedback to assess project effectiveness.
Ensure all design concepts and completed projects amplify our brand and are consistent with our brand design standards, Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, compliance requirements, zoning, landlord and municipality requirements.
Possess a true passion for interior design and environmental branding, continuously examining and building a working knowledge of trends, new materials and design executions. Test and learn through innovative new design approaches.
Skills and Competencies:
8 years in architecture, interior design, or retail industry with a focus on design
Portfolio of interior architecture or interior design accomplishments
Strong influencing, negotiating and presentation skills
Possess thought leadership ability and a continuous improvement mindset
Ability to build strong partnerships with peers, internal partners, suppliers and leaders, collaborating to drive business objectives, strategy and financial performance
Lead and manage multiple complex, overlapping design projects with tight timelines in an extremely fast-paced environment
Proficient in interpreting construction documents (e.g., architectural, structural, finish plans, lighting) with a critical eye toward architectural design challenges and opportunities
Experience with developing strong design presentations, successfully selling in concepts and influencing at all levels of the organization in support of design strategy and objectives
Proven experience using AutoCad, Revit and SketchUp to explore, develop and present design concepts and bring vision and ideas to life through drawings, elevations and renderings
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Interior Design
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