Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial. Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors. We are presently searching for a Senior Designer for our Seattle office. The Senior Designer is responsible for leading all design phases for interiors projects, establishes the vision, leads the team, and has extensive client interaction. Specific responsibilities will include:
• Develops overall design for project • Directs staff to complete design and technical drawing • Reviews design and technical drawing of other more junior designers • Review of engineering drawings to ensure they comply with design solution • Works with technical staff to resolve inconsistencies in drawings • Researches and selects fixtures and finishes to use for projects • Obtain client approval and ensure integration into overall design • Produces, reviews and finalizes space plans for projects • Extensive knowledge of detailing and finalizes details on projects • Develops and delivers overall design and furniture packages • Reviews and produces final cost estimates • In unusual circumstances may be required to assist with support for field surveys • Manages overall design budget • Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs PM and/or client of any potential variances to the budget • Manages the work of other Designers • Oversees tasks and provide feedback on work product • Organizes and conducts client interviews to determine space needs and requirements
• Responsible for leading development of design presentations, presenting the client and leading the client relationship • Organizes and conducts client interviews to determine technical and design requirements for the design. Continues to provide needed information to client on design specifications; Participates in marketing strategy sessions and presentations. Involved in industry organizations. Increases the firm’s profile, ensures positive client relationships resulting in additional business or referred work
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Extensive knowledge of design principles and aesthetics • Extensive knowledge of space planning methodology • Extensive knowledge of furnishings and finishes • Extensive knowledge with the concepts of furniture layout • Expert sketching and rendering skills • Expert interior architecture detailing skills • Extensive knowledge of CDs and procedures • Extensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements • Extensive knowledge of contract administration • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills • Advanced Revit skills • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills • Affinity Program skills or equivalent • Extensive verbal and written communication skills • Extensive presentation and graphic communication • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints
Working Conditions: For the majority of the time the Senior Designer will be sitting with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.
Interior Architects, Inc. (IA) provides equal opportunity in all aspects of recruitment and employment to all persons without regard to their race, color, creed, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities.
Qualifications: • Graduate of architecture or design school: equivalent experience may be substituted • 8+ years’ experience in corporate interior design projects
Internal Number: 2234
About Interior Architects
IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers. Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies. As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.