Director, Architecture ($127,600.00-$168,900.00)

Date:  Mar 19, 2024
Property:  550 NEWPORT CTR (0003)
Location: 

Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Division:  Apartment Development (Apt_Dev)
Req ID:  43216

Position Summary:

The Director, Architecture will participate in the design review and construction administration/observation of these communities, ensuring they meet our high quality, functionality, and aesthetic appeal standards. This includes collaborating with internal teams, consultants, and contractors to bring the vision to life. 
The Director, Architecture will contribute to reinvestment and repair projects by assessing current properties, identifying areas for improvement, and developing design solutions to elevate the resident experience, enhance sustainability, and align with evolving trends and preferences. 

Job Duties:

  • Work under the direct supervision of a Senior Director of Architecture.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, consultants, and contractors to develop and implement architectural plans for new apartment communities, reinvestment projects, and repair projects.
  • Create innovative and functional designs that prioritize resident experience, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal.
  • Review and provide direction on architectural drawings, specifications, and construction documents. 
  • Collaborate with construction teams during the implementation phase to ensure design intent is realized. 
  • Manage the design process through delivery.
  • Collaborate on architectural detailing and interior design, both internally and externally.
  • Coordinate construction drawings and schedules. 
  • Interface with Construction Director/General Contractor on requests for information, constructability, and design issues.
  • Review and approve material submittals. 
  • Attend Owner Architect Contractor (OAC) meetings and weekly construction walks to evaluate progress and compliance with plans and resolve issues in the field.

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in an architecture discipline or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in design project management of apartment/multi-family housing and mixed-use projects
  • Able to read architectural plans and have a strong knowledge of architectural and construction detailing
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp or related software
  • Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop: Optional 
  • Proficient in Bluebeam or related software

Other: 

  • Able to read architectural plans and have a strong knowledge of architectural and construction detailing
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp or related software
  • Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop: Optional 
  • Proficient in Bluebeam or related software
  • Valid driver’s license; valid vehicle insurance
  • This role requires the regular and frequent operation of a vehicle, as defined in the Company's MVR policy, and is part of the essential duties of this position.
     

Compensation:

Base Pay Range: $127,600.00 - $168,900.00

 

Actual placement within this range may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.

The Company also offers competitive benefits for full time employees including paid time off, matching 401(k), and health benefits.

 

About Us:
Irvine Company Apartment Communities (a division of Irvine Company) offers a portfolio of more than 125 resort-style apartment communities in coastal California’s most desirable locations: San Diego, Orange County, West Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

With world-class amenities, resort-like surroundings and an unparalleled commitment to customer service, Irvine Company Apartment Communities redefines the rental-living experience.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.


The Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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