Designer V - Interiors



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Responsible for design management of multiple assigned projects working under minimum supervision of the Design Director of Interiors. Oversees the entire interior project team including out-of-house consultants on several medium to large sized projects.

A Designer V represents the Firm’s interests through effective project leadership and actions that advance the Firm’s mission and business interests.  The Designer V speaks for the Firm and conducts him/herself in a manner commensurate with a senior position in the organization.  Responsibilities and expectations of the Designer V extend beyond project-focused tasks.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Is integral in the formulation of project design philosophy and adheres strictly to this philosophy in the execution of the work and in assignments to junior staff.  Recognizes the qualitative goals set forth for each project and works toward achieving these goals while balancing design, technical and business objectives.
  • Directs and supervises work of junior level staff and actively works in the preparation of drawings, studies, specifications, models and other project tasks.
  • Actively monitor progress, identifies issues for resolution, develops strategies for presentation to client, informs Principal in Charge and / or related discipline leader of issues and recommended course of action.
  • Initiates the development of design solutions and details, checks the work of junior team members, and coordinates work with others on the project team and with outside project consultants, documenting the outcome.
  • Researches and promotes opportunities for new or innovative work system applications. Actively looks for and implements techniques to improve quality of work and efficiency.
  • Confers with client representatives and outside consultants on a continual basis throughout the project and communicates decisions and actions effectively to the project team documenting the outcome.

 Essential Skills/Attributes

  • Exhibits excellent communication and presentation skills commensurate with the high level of design and professionalism required for a designer at this level.
  • Thorough understanding of all project phases of work including programming, space planning, color and material selections, FF&E selections, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction contract administration.
  • Exhibits thorough understanding of finish and building materials, furniture and furniture systems, building systems, construction details and construction techniques.
  • Encourages, mentors and trains junior staff in a constructive and thoughtful manner.
  • Promotes a positive team effort by cooperative and interactive working methods and sets a high example of professionalism and leadership for junior staff Encourages, mentors and trains junior staff in a constructive and thoughtful manner.

 Performs Other Duties as Assigned

  • Attends Industry and Business Development Events.
  • Organizes Studio Events.
  • Participates in Studio and Firm events.


  • Professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related field.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years post graduate, progressively responsible work experience.
  • Proficient in Revit/AutoCAD drafting and graphic software programs, Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Illustrator programs.
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven leadership abilities and mature judgment.
  • NCIDQ Certificate Holder, Registered Interior Designer, Licensed Architect, LEED AP