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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.

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.

 

Requirements

Position Responsibilities

  • 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

     

    Job Requirements

  • 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

    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 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

How to Apply