Interior Designer - Environs Development, Inc


Environs Development, Inc / Chicago, IL / Website


Environs Development Inc is an architect owned residential design / build practice based in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Founded in 1991, we have focused on the creative development of luxury urban single family homes and mixed-use projects with a focus on multi-million dollar new construction homes. Our style is tailored by our client’s preferences. We have been awarded with national recognition for projects of all styles ranging from minimalist modern homes to traditional houses with historically accurate detailing. We actively seek out highly focused, talented, designers who desire to expand their level of comfort that also have a strong technical expertise. Right and left brains are both exercised here! We have a collaborative team of architects, interior designers and construction professionals that offers each team member a multi-disciplined learning environment. Please learn more about our firm at


The ideal candidate will develop designs and details for the interior design of our luxury homes based on the needs of the client. Create functional and aesthetic designs that increase sales, attract customers and enhance the quality of our built work. Develop drawings, presentations, and cost estimates. Will work with the clients and assist the design team with planning the use and layout of the space and decorating with color, furniture, fixtures, etc. Familiar with industry standard concepts, practices, and procedures. Requires limited oversight to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Reports to the Design and Development Partner.


Essential Job Functions

Guide and advise clients’ design selections, through the architectural selection process within the milestone chart timeline
Design kitchens, bathrooms, bars, built-ins and other areas as necessary
Design furniture plans that coordinate with the electrical and lighting plans
Coordinate and direct the pricing efforts of the purchasing department
Visit suppliers, showrooms and home-sites with and without clients as necessary
Create detailed designs for kitchens, bathrooms and others as necessary
Coordinate with project managers on the scope and pricing of change orders
Maintain Finish Selection Chart for all assigned projects
Find and research new products
Proactively identify and solve problems to reduce risk and costs
Keep up-to-date on new products and designs
Work within a collaborative team approach
Manage multiple multi-million dollar projects at same time
Make budget conscious design decisions
Work with construction team on site to explain design intent and resolve conflicts
Review and approve shop drawings
Job Requirements

Minimum 2 years of interior design in luxury residential construction
Degree in Interior Design/Architecture required
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Highly organized
Strong design skills for overall plan layout, façade and all interior details
Design experience from very traditional to ultra-contemporary
Proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoDesk Suite/Revit (incl. AutoCad), and Photoshop


Samantha Waddell
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