Architect Director


Affinity Group are growing and we’re looking for colleagues to join us in our journey and help us open our 2nd office, based in Frankfurt. We’re looking for the right candidate to take on the role of Architect Director. Do you get excited by the idea of being part of a young growing business where your knowledge and experience will contribute to building a strong brand and growing relationships with our clients? You will have direct accountability for project delivery whilst also making Affinity Group’s first expansion abroad hugely successful.

Affinity Group

Affinity Group is a start-up, founded in April 2022. Roll up your sleeves, as we have BIG AMBITIONS! Our first office is in the center of Amsterdam, with 10 people at present but growing every month. Our next office is opening in Frankfurt, however this is only the beginning: Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Milan are also in the pipeline. At Affinity Group we build from our experience, - we like to approach things differently. We’ll give you a big role and expect you to take complete ownership. We aren’t going to tell you what to do, you are the expert in your role, so you’ll inform us; in line with our plans of course. We are direct, we are hardworking, we have discussions and yes, we also encounter stress, we believe in complete transparency and calling each other out because we want to make you, ourselves and Affinity Group better. The result is very rewarding. If you want to learn quickly, want to grow, and you’re ready for this responsibility and ready to work with inspiring colleagues then Affinity Group is for you!

Our Mission: Bridging vision and realization

Affinity Group is an independent, full-service property development management company, managing and delivering projects from concept to completion.

We maximize our client partners’ investments through longstanding experience in design, branding and delivery.

The Role of Architect Director

As our new Architect Director you are in direct contact with clients and responsible for finding the right solutions for the projects in the DACH region from our new Frankfurt office. You are accountable for project delivery, reporting to the Management Team at the head office, and to our Architect Director at the head office initially. You will be heavily involved and influential in setting up the new office, establishing Affinity in the region, and leading projects and client relations. Does this sound like an opportunity and the kind of challenge you'd like to take up? If so, we’d love to meet you!

Your Main Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for Design Development, from sketch design to technical design with local advisors and additional support if required
  • You prepare and present designs, specifications, estimated costs, (together with our cost managers) and proposed construction timeline
  • You create detailed plans coordinating engineering, electrical, and HVAC plans; present plans to clients for review andapproval
  • You prepare tender packs and award construction contracts
  • You collaborate with head builder and clients to facilitate the building process to meet clients’ specifications
  • You meet and report back to the Amsterdam office
  • You work closely with the Project Director
  • You identify, through consultation, client requirements, approximate budget, timeline, and the possibility for future projects
  • You collaborate with clients to define project strategy and deliverables
  • You coordinate and produce feasibility reports

Who are we looking for?

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, a Master’s degree is a plus
  • You have a minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • You are a registered architect
  • You have experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software such as AutoCAD and Revit or similar
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, are a native or fluent German speaker and are fluent in English
  • Ability to translate client ideas into visual and/or tangible references such as drawings, models and presentations
  • You recognise yourself in our values: we own it, believe in full transparency, are committed to making Affinity the best product, strive for personal excellence, are authentic in who we are and proud of what we do!

You’ll enjoy working with us because:

  • At Affinity Group you have the opportunity to create your role from scratch,     and we will give you complete ownership of it;
  • Our office is beautifully located in the city center of Frankfurt. We enjoy cycling to work or taking public transport to minimize the impact on the environment. This is why we also offer a cycle plan and always make sure our offices are well connected to public transportation;
  • We understand that it’s not always possible to be in the office which is why we offer a hybrid way of working, with 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home if you wish
  • We are a young dynamic company and continually develop and expand our list of employee benefits!

So, does this sound like you?

If you’re curious to find out more, we want to hear from you!

Please send your CV to We’d love to understand what captured your attention in the job description. We’ll plan a first call and meeting with our management team so that you can ask any questions you may have and both parties can get to know each other a little better.

As our team is our most valuable asset, we handle things quickly and will plan our conversations with you as soon as possible, so keep an eye on your phone and email. If you have any questions in the interim, you can call us on: +31 (0)20 2470 490.