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Architectural Designer, Asia

Country : Area Hong Kong Area Hong Kong

Town : Hong Kong

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Aesop has carefully cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Our company is determinedly creative, intelligent and progressive, and nurtures these qualities by employing people who share our passionate interest in design, innovation, and incisive enquiry across all fields.

Our organisational culture is entirely unique, distinguished by an uncommon blend of courtesy, cordiality and intellectual energy. We seek those who can bring a wealth of life experience and inspired ideas to our table.

In return, we provide comprehensive induction and training programmes, and encourage an inclusive culture that nurtures enduring professional relationships. We also appreciate the benefits that flow from our employees' external pursuits.

We raise our bar high at Aesop and never lower it; this is one of the keys to our success and one of the many reasons why people wish to work here. If you would like to join Aesop, we invite you to peruse our current career opportunities.
We are currently seeking an Architectural Designer who will support the Retail Design & Development Lead through the design of new Aesop doors in the Asia region. You will work closely with project managers, shopfitters, building consultants, contractors and the retail design team in Asia.
Responsibilities include:

Compose stimulating, creative and bespoke design solutions that extends upon Aesop's established and distinguished approach to retail architecture and design.
Produce dynamic concept packages that elegantly communicates design intent, using compelling 3D renders, hand-sketches and 2D drawings.
Embed self within the global design world, by remaining informed on captivating contemporary and historical design precedents and imparting this knowledge to the wider team.
Manage project creative solutions for street and shopping mall retail stores, as well as department stores in the Asia region.
Create strong presentations to both internal and external stakeholders.
Draft detailed design pack and create 3D renders for authority submission and tendering.
Handle ad hoc construction issues with creative solutions.
Take a proactive role in finding sustainable materials and innovative design solutions.
Design and document thoughtful and practical small-scope solutions in response to retail and maintenance needs.
Commit to project timeline & construction schedules to ensure timely openings.
Work with project managers and contractors on value-engineering to ensure projects stay within budget.
Initiate design reviews, material samplings, and sign-off meetings with retail design manager.

You are an experienced participant with exceptional multi-tasking skills and are able to bring multiple creative solutions to fruition within expected timeframes. You produce superlative design development, tender and construction drawing packages which permit the precise pricing and construction of designs which lead to beautifully built outcomes. You are able to manage the expectations of key stakeholders of each project - including design and commercial expectations and take a collaborative approach to design through engaging in conversations around stakeholder feedback If you have a bachelor's degree in Architecture or Interior Architecture, with solid design experience, and proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch-up/Rhino, and Adobe suite, we would love to hear from you.

Job description


This role is at the Self level. The critical Aesop Capabilities for this role are (in order of priority):

Creativity & Change

  • Promoting change and creative improvement, and adapting effectively to new approaches.

  • Execution

    • Taking accountability for achieving goals, and tenaciously completing work of consistent excellence.
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