Our passionate interior design teams create places where people want to be—memorable environments with rich stories that deliver inspiration. With a collaborative process, we have helped clients stand out in their market for more than thirty years on over 500 design projects around the world. From world-renowned luxury hotels to multi-family spaces to call home; from sought-after dining experiences to resorts that rejuvenate; we craft magnetic spaces that evoke emotion and exude hospitality.
The Senior Project Designer leads the design scope on entire projects in conjunction with departmental leadership.
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, rendering and construction of administration activities within an established budget with specific scheduling, site and programmatic requirements.
This role is currently remote, however, we hope to resume in-person work in our Chicago office when we are able to do so safely.
Complete comprehensive project tasks efficiently in a prescribed time frame with very minimal feedback / redlines from departmental leadership
Provide design direction in accordance with brand-specific standards and guidelines and direct project team to produce design documents that meet brands’ submittal standards
Assist in maintaining departmental documentation and standards
Manage client and brand relationships
Lead one or more project teams
Participate in client presentations and workshops
Manage project tasks in accordance with project schedules
Manage Quality Control exercises for project team
Demonstrate collaborative and professional work ethic
Advanced understanding and knowledge of design principals, theories, color and materials
Advanced experience with construction materials / FF&E selections and providers
Advanced experience in project design specifications, construction documentation, design production, shop drawing review and construction administration
Advanced experience in managing and leading successful projects and/or teams
Advanced experience working with project budgets
Advanced project management ability to plan/oversee day-to-day and monthly tasks and time as it relates to fee established by team leader
Advanced understanding of hotel brand structures, standards and requirementsAdvanced written communication skills
Advanced oral presentation skills
Self-directed and motivated
Advanced graphic skills in AutoCAD (current release preferred), InDesign, Photoshop and SketchUp
Advanced knowledge in specification writing (SPEXX experience preferred)
Education & Experience
Bachelor/Master Degree in Interior Design or Architecture from a CIDA-accredited or NAAB-accredited program
8+ years professional Design experience, preferably within the hospitality industry
NCIDQ accreditation preferred
Strong design portfolio required