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Design Assistant - Phoenix

Design Assistant - Phoenix

Design Assistant - Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

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At Cortland, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.
Job Overview:
As a Design Assistant, you support the team in administration and execution of the design process for acquisitions, renovations, and special projects of our multimillion-dollar, multifamily apartment home communities.
Roles You Will Play:
The Visionary

  • Propose and design apartment home reconfigurations on renovation design projects to improve space
  • Work with the shop drawing team to review and verify design intent approval
  • Design model homes, which includes purchasing furniture, managing the budget, assisting with delivery and installation, and creating Care Binders
  • Work with the Investments, Cortland Build, and Architecture teams as well as vendors to ensure design intent is cohesive throughout the exterior and interior
  • Oversee furniture choices, budget, contracts, tracking, and installation of goods
  • Collaborate with in-house landscape architects on design direction throughout the site; approve of all finish selections

The Innovator

  • Select finishes and develop current and trending designs
  • Oversee the design direction and create a design narrative to keep the space cohesive
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop inspiration and design direction; review brand logo, look at designs and colors, and go over signage direction
  • Work on building guidelines, developing interior drawings, millwork details, and MEP specifications
  • Collaborate with the pool designer to manage design direction; select all finish materials
  • Develop a comprehensive and cohesive design direction for the fitness center; review fitness equipment plans for desirable layouts

The Organizer

  • Coordinate and review all design documents; generate design directions for unit interiors at varying scope levels
  • Work with the Preconstruction team regarding cost and direction; manage design direction and budget
  • Develop a schedule with reasonable delivery dates for both construction and furniture installation
  • Follow up on budgets and progressive pricing to see how they are developed and managed throughout the project to meet the overall budget
  • Work with Cortland Build and the Architecture team to develop comprehensive construction documents

The Impact You Can Make

  • Your concepts are so unique and creative that everyone on your team wishes they could move into the spaces you’ve designed.
  • The Design department continually breaks new ground with all the avant-garde concepts, products, and procedures you’ve introduced.
  • Design projects are completed on time with superior functionality, safety, and aesthetics.
Building Blocks of Success:
  • Stellar 2+ years of professional design work, ideally in high-end residential or hospitality environments
  • Strong 2+ years of experience with Revit software
  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design, architecture, decorative arts, or related field
  • Well-versed in units of measurement; ability to clearly communicate site-specific dimensions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Revit Illustrator, and Bluebeam; ability to hand sketch
  • Ability to travel as required (50%)
At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.

Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.

Cortland is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email or call 404.965.3988.

Cortland is a drug-free workplace.

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all persons hired to work in the United States.

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