Architectural Workplace Effectiveness Intern

Genentech South San Francisco

Job Type: Short term/Internship

Years Experience: 1+

Open Date: 03/03/2017 Close Date: 03/31/2017

Site Services is a multi-disciplinary group at Genentech that focuses on making great work possible. Departments include Security, Facilities, Environment, Health & Safety, Work Environments, as well as Design & Construction.

Neighborhood Work Environments (NWE) is a relatively new group with the Site Service’s Workplace Effectiveness Department that is responsible for helping to evolve the way we work at Genentech. We’re designing a new way to approach the work environment that inspires breakthroughs, nurtures collaboration, and supports choice by leveraging technology, supporting team interactions, and providing greater variety of places to work.

Neighborhood Work Environments are comprised of three elements: social, technology, and places. As part of “places,” attention to the quality of the physical environment at the time of delivery (day 1) as well as how it is maintained overtime is a key area of focus. This work is complemented by a related assessment of shared, high-traffic areas across campus (i.e lobbies, conference rooms, break rooms, mail/copy rooms) to see where we can improve the overall design quality of the campus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a checklist to assess the condition of selected NWE projects already in place. Are they being maintained as designed? Are they being used as designed? Are there design changes that could be considered to keep the area clean, neat and welcoming? (Note: Photos and text will be used to document the assessments.)
  • Develop a checklist to assess the condition of public (i.e. lobbies, amenities) and shared spaces (i.e. conference room, team rooms) in selected buildings. Overall, does the building look neat, clean and welcoming? Are there areas that need attention? Pilot assessment in select buildings.
  • Develop concepts for upgrades or redesigns of existing Public Spaces in select buildings on campus. Emphasis on capturing spaces that are underutilized and/or spaces that could be developed for better collaboration, small meetings, etc.
  • Create an “on the ground” summary of the physical environment from both a client’s point of view, as well as a team member’s point of view, in order to highlight opportunities to improve the NWE program Provide project coordination support on the delivery of 1-2 projects, as needed. Tasks may include a range of activities from measuring to presentation development

Materials to Submit: Cover letter and resume

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