In 2012, a development group approached The Gettys Group Companies 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 9 years.
The Senior Project Designer 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. The Senior Project Designer leads design scope on entire projects in conjunction with the team leadership.
Advanced experience with construction materials / finishes and FF&E specifications/providers
Advanced experience in project design specifications, construction documentation and construction administration, including shop drawing review
Advanced graphic and presentation skills in AutoCAD (current release preferred), InDesign, Photoshop and SketchUp
Advanced knowledge in specification writing (SPEXX experience preferred)
Advanced understanding and knowledge of design principals, theories, color and materials
Manage Quality Control exercises for project team
Able to manage and complete project tasks in accordance with project schedules
Advanced experience in managing and leading successful projects and/or teams
Advanced understanding of hotel brand structures, standards and requirements
Advanced experience working with project budgets
Provide design direction in accordance with brand-specific standards and guidelines
Direct project team to produce design documents that meet brands’ submittal standards
Assist in maintaining departmental documentation and standards
Advanced project management ability to plan and oversee project tasks in accordance with contract and project fee
Advanced written and verbal communication skills
Advanced 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 very minimal feedback / redlines from team leadership
Willing and able to manage client and brand relationships
Willing and able to lead one or more project teams
Education & Experience
Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture from a CIDA-accredited or NAAB-accredited program
Minimum 8 years of post-graduate professional Design experience, preferably within the hospitality industry
Strong design portfolio required