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Project Designer

Bedrock Management Services LLC

Opportunity Details

Who We Are

About Bedrock:

Detroit-based Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, developing, leasing, financing, and managing commercial and residential buildings. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates has committed more than $5.6 billion in acquiring and developing more than 100 properties in downtown Detroit and Cleveland totaling more than 16 million square feet.


Bedrock is leading Detroit’s building boom with the city’s largest and most ambitious projects. These projects meet an increasing demand for Class A office space and modern living options in a growing and technology-centric urban core, with an emphasis on ground-level activation and increased walkability. In the next five years, Bedrock plans to deliver 3,500 new residential units to the market; from City Modern, an 8.4-acre neighborhood where residents can age in place; to 28Grand, where residents use the city as their living room; to the Hudson’s project, which will soon be home to Detroit’s tallest building and most landmark address.


Our Core Values: Independently Driven | Never Satisfied | Relentless Commitment to Service


Why Bedrock?

At Bedrock, we create unique experiences through real estate! From your experience each day at the workplace to the experience we create for those who live, work, and play in our spaces, we are focused on making a lasting impression through our properties and developments.  We are looking for team members that want to make an impact in the fast-paced world of real estate, management and development and who want to be a part of a team who is changing the landscape in the cities where we work.  At Bedrock, you will be a part of an inspirational, energy-filled environment.  Come join the momentum! For more Information, visit bedrockdetroit.com or engage with us on Twitter @BedrockDetroit and Facebook.

What You'll Do/Need

  • Working with minor supervision from senior BAT leadership, responsibilities include: 
    • Architecture and Design:
      • Practice architecture in a non-traditional architecture studio embedded within a fast-pace real estate company
      • Originates and develops exceptional design concepts and design documents during all architecture phases for pre-acquisition and post-acquisition architecture, masterplan, and landscape projects
      • Generates cohesive architectural arguments through graphical, written, and verbal means
      • Leads the generation of project presentations and documents with limited oversight from senior BAT leadership
      • Comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents, data, and financial information into graphic narratives appropriate to different audiences
      • Anticipates project-specific requirements and responds with appropriate solutions with limited oversight from senior BAT leadership
      • Drafts workflow, processes, and quality control metrics for completing complex tasks on time with consistently exceptional results
      • Organizes, manages, and leads multiple interdisciplinary working groups from project inception to implementation
      • Ensures consistency of architecture, graphic, and verbal communications across projects 
      • Creates urban analysis presentations on the city of Detroit, including its history, neighborhoods, and the recent developments in the Central Business District
      • Successfully leads multiple projects at the same time that may include:
        • Retail project(s)
        • Existing building or site analysis and strategic vision
        • Urban design, masterplan, or streetscape project
        • Traditional architecture projects that may include residential, parking, or mixed-use projects
    • Design Discourse:
      • Comfortable in presenting entire design project presentations to project stakeholders, Bedrock leadership, and FOC leadership and able to answer questions with authority and confidence
      • Articulates and actively manages design discussions specific to project design vision
      • Able to facilitate project discourse, project escalation, conflict and concerns
      • Actively authors and leads BAT team discussions in projections, project meetings, off site retreats, etc
      • Authors and leads team members in BAT initiative and implements a work plan for following through with initiative.
      • Able to present BAT initiatives to Bedrock leadership, external stakeholders, and funders in order to gather consensus.
    • Multidisciplinary Collaboration:
      • Understands and capitalizes on complete real estate development processes beyond Architecture sector, including roles of complementary teams, both internal and external.
      • Coordinates with other Bedrock teams to generate comprehensive real estate strategies and solutions.   
      • Presents project updates and communicates project vision to other Bedrock teams, key stakeholders and Bedrock leadership  
      • Collaborate with senior executives to implement Bedrock’s standard processes, templates, and design tools to support the definition of all development projects that will be leveraged by real estate project managers and the executive team
    • Leadership:
      • Able to manage BAT project team and project working groups with little oversight from BAT senior leadership
      • Understands the importance of and implements quality control measures as established by both BAT leadership and Bedrock standards
      • Able to draft agendas and lead project working group and stakeholder meetings
      • Independently communicates with external consultants, stakeholders, and FOC leadership in emails, meetings, and phone calls
      • Provides proactive guidance, review, feedback, and design leadership for all architecture projects, including those with external consultants
    • Software Skills must include mastery (able to teach others) in:
      • 3d modeling
      • CAD
      • Adobe creative suite
      • Integration of drawing creation processes using multiple softwares
      • Excel, Word, Office Suite
    • Working through licensure exams = Project Designer
    • If licensed = Project Architect

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