Interior Designer II

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Designing a better, more beautiful world since 1935.

We encourage ownership over one’s personal growth through self-advocacy and self-education. Active participation in our culture of mentorship, design excellence, and client engagement is a key part of this, as it broadens your skill base and influence at the firm.

THRIVE check-ins with your Champion are also vital to your growth because they’re an opportunity to discuss your career aspirations, skills development, and future. Don’t be afraid to share bold ideas, be curious, and share your professional interests and desires!

Come join us!

As an Interior Designer II, you will:

  • Use enhanced knowledge of project complexity to proactively contribute to the overall success of the team by adhering to firm and project goals and standards of excellence in interior design, execution, and living design.
  • Exhibit understanding of interior design concepts and integration of the architectural design process.
  • Participate in preparing contract documents, including but not limited to floor plans and details, reflected ceiling plans, millwork design, furniture layouts, finish , material and furniture specifications, and schedules.
  • Assist in creating presentation materials and models for client presentations.
  • Manipulate basic design elements such as spatial layout, color, light, texture, and scale.
  • Research manufacturers and selects colors, finishes, materials, lighting, and furniture for interior application, ensuring sustainability goals of the firm are maintained.
  • Continue to grow in knowledge of project scope, budgets, and deliverables.
  • Contribute to programming and space planning analysis and provides area calculations.
  • Develop graphic communication skills to illustrate design concepts.
  • Use a creative approach to complete tasks and responsibilities on projects, within the scope of schedule and budget, in an organized, timely, and consistent way.
  • Self-check work for accuracy, omissions, legibility, and for document compliance in accordance with the Project Delivery Manual.
  • Express curiosity about the world of design, materials, and products as well as the industry at large.
  • Take increasing ownership on tasks within project teams and studio activities.
  • Participate in design reviews, charettes, and pin-ups.
  • Keep open communication within team and with designated team leader.
  • Communicate ideas and thoughts in a way that inspires others.
  • Coordinate effectively with partners and consultants.

Typical Years of Requisite Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years

General Proficiencies (including, but not limited to):

  • BIM
  • Building codes and guidelines as applicable (ADA, FGI, etc)
  • Basic knowledge in programming, planning, and site analysis
  • Preliminary design studies
  • Contract documents
  • Field observations and measurements
  • Life safety requirements
  • Furniture and interior product specifications
  • Construction contract administration

Frequently Used Software:

  • Functional knowledge of 2D/3D Production Software
  • Intermediate Revit
  • Microsoft Office
  • Conceptual modeling tools such as Sketch Up
  • Visualization tools such as Enscape and Lumion
  • Presentation Tools (Adobe Suite/Affinity, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

In Progress:

  • LEED GA within 6 months of hire
  • Professional Accreditation in one area of Living Design that interests you: LEED AP with Specialty, BREEAM AP, WELL AP, SITES AP, CPHC/CPHE Passive House Institute Certified Passive House, or RELi AP
  • Preparing for NCIDQ