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Gettys ONE – Project Designer

Position Summary

 

In 2012, a development group approached The Gettys Group with a proposal for a new kind of engagement: to leverage our hotel design agency’s expertise, high-level industry relationships, and talent for creating differentiation through design for the fast-growing select-service hotel sector.

Over the next year, we carefully adapted our design, approval and documentation processes to deliver the time and budgetary efficiencies demanded by select-service hotel development, creating an entirely new breed of design offering for the sector: consultative, professional, expert.

Since then, our unmatched experience has earned us the respect of the sector’s best-known brands and most successful developers, who have turned to us for hundreds of projects across the country over the past five years.

A Designer III with our Gettys ONE studio designs,manages and performs within a design team in a self-directed manner in all aspects of the Interior Design process including preparation of materials, schematic design, design development, contract documentation, and construction of administration activities within an established budget with specific scheduling, site and programmatic requirements. Project Designers lead segments of a project, depending on scope, in conjunction with the Senior Project Designer and team leadership.

Requirements

 

Education

Bachelor / Master Degree in Interior Design or Architecture from a CIDA-accredited or NAAB-accredited program

Experience

Minimum 6 years of post-graduate professional Design experience, preferably within the hospitality industry

General Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong oral presentation skills; able to participate in client presentations and workshops
  • Demonstrates collaborative and professional work ethic
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Complete comprehensive project tasks efficiently in a prescribed time frame with minimal feedback / redlines from team leadership
  • Willing and able to manage client and brand relationships

Job Required Skills

  • Strong experience with construction materials and FF&E specifications/providers
  • Strong experience in project design specifications, construction documentation, production, material selection and construction administration, including shop drawing review
  • Strong graphic and presentation skills in AutoCAD (current release preferred), InDesign, Photoshop and SketchUp
  • Strong knowledge in specification writing (SPEXX experience preferred)
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of design principals, theories, color and materials
  • Perform Quality Control exercises on one’s own work as well as the work of other team members
  • Able to manage project tasks in accordance with project schedules
  • Strong experience in managing and leading successful projects and/or teams
  • Strong understanding of hotel brand structures, standards and requirements
  • Strong experience working with project budgets
  • Translate design direction to project team in accordance with team leadership, brand-specific standards and brand guidelines
  • Direct project team to produce design documents that meet brands’ submittal standards
  • Strong project management ability to plan / oversee project tasks in accordance with contract and project fee

 

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