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Director Of Architecture : Job Profile

Employer: P.F. Changs Restaurant
Job Title: Director Of Architecture
Job Location: Scottsdale , Arizona , United States
Job Description:
Join P.F. Chang's and become our new Director of Architecture at the Home Office in North Scottsdale! The Director of Architecture and Design is responsible for managing and directing the design process for all concepts including new construction, remodel work, and new concept development. They will make site selection visits to ensure spatial compatibility, and manage the drawing phases from Schematic Design to project completion.

The ideal candidate will be able to successfully work on multiple projects at various stages as well as progressively develop new design features and fixtures for each brand. He or she will have strong communication skills and will continually develop individual working relationships with all International Development Partners. The ideal candidate will successfully coordinate and interact with Real Estate, Development, Construction, Facilities, Culinary, IT, Marketing, and Training while displaying a passionate commitment to the goals of the Architecture team and the company.

Job Duties:

Manages internal and external design team(s) through development process from signed LOI to punch list including schematic planning, design development, permit drawings, construction documents for new construction
Leads and determines refresh design work for existing restaurant remodel program
Conveys physical requirements and spatial limitations per concept to Real Estate team
Negotiates trade-dress items with landlord, city, DRBs, etc to maintain brand identity
Provides support during construction on RFIs
Develops new design features, details, and elements
Builds and maintains professional relationships with International Partners and their vendors; guides, adjusts and approves design packages to ensure brand identity in various cultures
Travels for site selection visits prior to lease signing, punch list visits per job prior to completion of construction, and other travel as required; international travel required
Oversees internal design team including work load, travel, and project schedules
Controls cost of architectural and dcor packages including costing per square foot of materials, details, and value engineering when necessary
Manages internal design team
Guides physical architectural and dcor updates to existing restaurants in partnership with regional facilities team
Coordinates functional building designs and modifications as required by Culinary, IT, Marketing and Training departments
Job Requirements:

BA or BS in Architecture, or equivalent education required
8 years of professional design experience with a focus on restaurants or retail
Ability to multi-task and work on several projects in different phases at the same time
Understand the work letter and be able to coordinate this information graphically in the DD phases
Able to use architecture graphics programs
Knowledge of site conditions and ability to coordinate this information in the drawings
Review drawings as needed and manage the drawing timeline
Knowledge of construction terminology and building systems
Understand permitting process and manage the timeline effectively
Understand a ROI model and financial reports for each project

P.F. Chang's is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.

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Company Description: P.F. Changs China Bistro, Inc. owns and operates two restaurant concepts in the Asian niche.

P.F. Changs China Bistro is a chain of full service upscale casual dining restaurants that feature a blend of high-quality, traditional Chinese cuisine and attentive service, in a high-energy contemporary bistro setting.

Our Bistro restaurants offer intensely flavored, highly memorable culinary creations, prepared from fresh ingredients, including premium herbs and spices imported directly from China. The menu features traditional Chinese offerings and innovative dishes that illustrate the emerging influence of Southeast Asia on modern Chinese cuisine. A full service bar offering an extensive selection of wines, specialty drinks, Asian beers, sake, cappuccino and espresso complements the menu at P.F. Changs.

Pei Wei Asian Diner (pronounced pay way) is a chain of quick-casual restaurants that serve freshly prepared, wok-seared, contemporary pan-Asian cuisine in a relaxed, warm environment with friendly attentive counter service and take-out flexibility. Pei Wei offers the same spirit of hospitality and commitment to providing fresh, high-quality Asian food at a great value that has made our Bistro restaurants successful.