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Senior Project Designer

Position Summary

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.

A Senior Project Designer leads design scope on entire projects, with an emphasis on design concepting and FFE, in conjunction with Technical Designers, and 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. Works alongside Technical Designers as a team throughout the design phases, and supports Technical Designers to coordinate and implement designs through contract document and construction administration process.

 

Requirements

Position Responsibilities

  • Advanced written 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 departmental leadership
  • Willing and able to manage client and brand relationships
  • Willing and able to lead one or more project teams
  • Strong experience in directing and motivating design staff within the studio and project teams

 

Job Requirements

  • Advanced experience with construction materials and FF&E selections / providers
  • Advanced experience in project design specifications, construction documentation, design production, shop drawing review and construction administration
  • Advanced graphic 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 project tasks in accordance with project schedules; advanced experience in managing and leading successful projects and/or teams
  • Advanced experience working with project budgets
    Advanced understanding of hotel brand structures and standards, requirements
  • 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
    Advanced project management ability to plan/oversee day-to-day and monthly tasks and time as it relates to fee established by team leader
  • Able to communicate and coordinate effectively with outside vendors and consultants

    Technical Skills

  • Advanced graphic skills in AutoCAD (current release preferred), InDesign, Photoshop and SketchUp
  • Advanced knowledge in specification writing (SPEXX experience preferred) 

    Education & Experience

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture from a CIDA-accredited or NAAB-accredited program
  • 8+ years of professional Design experience, preferably within the hospitality industry
  • NCIDQ accreditation preferred

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