Our mission at Design MatchUp is to organize and empower architects, engineers, and builders to improve the quality of life of the clients they serve.

Design MatchUp provides our clients who are mostly smaller-scaled startups and SMEs with the opportunity to get professional design and renovation solutions at an affordable price. We service these clients through our community of architects and builders, who are carefully vetted by leading design firm Spacefinish, responsible for office designs and fit-outs such as Google, DHL, PWC, Andela, and many more.

Learn more about DesignMatchUp at www.designmatchup.com

Who are we looking for?

Design MatchUp is in search of an Architect who will join our community of high caliber freelancers to tackle complex design challenges and create solutions that are beautiful, inspiring and intuitive for people in offices. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to step outside of their comfort zone and take on a role that assumes a huge amount of leadership and creative freedom. As a Design MatchUp freelancer, we will connect you with paying clients, where you would get the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious client/brand names in the world.

Once you come on board you will:

  • Get exposure to and involvement with all aspects of the design process: user research, brainstorm, concept development, prototyping, documentation, and design stewardship.

  • Go out in the field and build empathy with clients through research activities like observing how people use their workspace and the various limitations hindering collaboration, productivity, and innovation amongst team members.

  • Become part of an ecosystem of designers working together to transform spaces across the continent.

As part of your responsibility you will:

  • Plan, design, and review detailed architectural drawings and schedules.

  • Engage and manage clients at different levels, from junior project managers to executives.

  • Lead research initiatives to surface insights around clients' challenges and design solutions to address such challenges.

  • Coordinate site activities to ensure the design is executed according to specification, quality, budget, and timeline.

  • Manage external vendors to deliver tasks within the agreed project scope.

  • Develop conceptual solutions that are both innovative and executable.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors, and digital marketers.

  • Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications, and contracts.

Qualifications needed for the role are:

  • 4+ years of practical experience in interior architecture design and fit-out.

  • Experience in independently leading clients, engineers, builders, artisans, and architects from the beginning of a project to completion.

  • Experience developing conceptual 3D drawings and full working drawing packages/construction documentation

  • Experience as lead architect on fit-out projects of budgets +50M Naira.

  • Ability to translate user needs, technical realities, brand attributes, and business needs into compelling design solutions.

  • Creative mind, detail-oriented with excellent design and communication skills.

  • BArch / MArch degree required.

  • Highly resourceful problem solver and a quick learner.

  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong visualization skills: from quick concept sketching to complete presentation sketches, 3D CAD modeling, Revit, SketchUp, Google Apps (docs, spreadsheet, slides)