Intermediate Interior Architectural Designer


Simeone Deary Design Group / Chicago, IL US


Simeone Deary Design Group, an award-winning design firm located in Chicago, seeks Intermediate Interior Architectural Designers with 3+ years of experience, preferably within the hospitality market. Located on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Simeone Deary Design Group has a team of 50 who develop timeless environments and concepts for the hospitality industry including hotels, spas and restaurants, as well as high-end residential clients throughout the United States and abroad.


JOB SUMMARY The Intermediate Interior Architectural Designer evaluates, selects, and performs in a self-directed manner in all aspects of the interior design process, including preparation of presentation materials, schematic design, design development, contract documents, renderings and construction administration activities within an established budget, schedule, site and programmatic requirements. EDUCATION o Bachelor/ Master’s Degree from a NAAB-accredited Architecture program EXPERIENCE o Minimum 3+ years of experience in a broad range of hospitality and/or residential interior architectural design o Current registration with a state architectural licensing board strongly preferred o Experience with LEED® projects, LEED® AP certification preferred o Knowledge of construction materials, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) specifications/ providers, particularly as applicable to the hospitality industry DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES o Independently performs assignments following instructions given by Senior Designers/ Associates o Prepares preliminary design concepts and alternatives for review by senior management o Under minimal supervision and guidelines, finds solutions to design and technical challenges within large projects o Develops design solutions in a broader context through collaborative efforts involving outside consultants o Displays confidence in developing preliminary client interaction and seeks to develop industry relationships o Implements design into CAD format (AutoCAD) and presentation materials o Prepares drawings and documentation for schematic design, design development and construction documents, and FF&E specification phases ATTRIBUTES AND WORK STYLE o Motivated self-starter with the ability to work well with others in a collaborative, open studio environment o Successfully contributes to multiple projects with varying responsibilities in a fast-paced environment o Organized, detail-oriented, and thorough work style demonstrating pride and ownership in the quality of work o Burgeoning leadership skills and desire to advance to Senior Designer level o Proactive problem solver with exemplary analytical skills o Excellent verbal and written business communication skills DESIGN o Possesses a strong understanding of design principles and theory o Skillful in all areas of interior design, interior architecture and furniture design o Displays creative interior design skills including concept development hand sketching, and selection of colors, materials, finishes and furniture o Experienced in all phases and aspects of the design process including predesign, design documentation, FF&E specifications, construction administration and procurement TECHNICAL o Knowledge of building codes, standards and building systems and structures o Experienced in interior architectural development, construction detailing, and finish selection o Produces AutoCAD and manually generated design drawings including elevations, sections, and details o Performs shop drawings and submittals reviews at the direction of the senior management o Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook o Knowledge of SketchUp and Revit is desirable Please email resume and portfolio to