Senior Interior Architectural Designer

COMPANY INFO

Simeone Deary Design Group / Chicago, IL US

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Simeone Deary Design Group, an award-winning design firm located in Chicago, seeks Senior Interior Architectural Designers with 8+ 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.

www.simeonedeary.com

ABOUT THE JOB

The Senior Interior Architectural Designer evaluates, selects, performs and manages multiple design teams 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.

REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS


EDUCATION
* Bachelor/ Master’s Degree from a NAAB-accredited Architecture program

EXPERIENCE
* Minimum 8+ years of experience in broad range of hospitality and/or residential Interior Architectural Design
* Current registration with state architectural licensing board strongly preferred
* Experience with LEED® projects, LEED® AP certification preferred
* Knowledge of construction materials, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) specifications/ providers, particularly as applicable to the hospitality industry
* Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
* Experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Independently performs assignments with instructions as to the general results expected from senior management
* Prepares preliminary design concepts and alternatives for review by senior management
* Leads space planning and programming for design projects
* Prepares drawings and documentation for schematic design, design development and construction documents, and FF&E specification phases
* Supervises and mentors design teams to ensure required project tasks are accurately executed
* Leads design efforts and coordination with consultants throughout the design process
* Maintains existing client contacts and actively builds new client contacts and industry relationships
* Acts as day to day client contact for project design development and design related issues
* Supports and complements senior management at client presentations and meetings
* Participates in industry events, forums, and conferences as required
* Communicates employee development of junior designers to senior management

ATTRIBUTES AND WORK STYLE
* Excels at demonstrating and leading by example with a collaborative and professional work ethic
* Demonstrates effective leadership, management, and mentoring skills
* Organized, detail-oriented and thorough work style exhibiting pride and ownership in the quality of work
* Seasoned problem solver with exemplary analytical skills
* Professional verbal and written business communication skills
* Maintains flexibility to travel as required
* Displays confidence in resolving complex technical/design issues, providing guidance to project team
* Comfortable and confident in representing the firm as a general client contact for design coordination and project deliverables

DESIGN
* Accomplished understanding and display of design principles and theory
* Skillful in all areas of design including interior design, interior architecture and furniture design
* Displays strong creative interior design skills including concept development and hand sketching
* Exercises creative judgment and design application skills in preparing client presentation materials including: graphic sketches, renderings, graphics and selection of colors, materials, finishes and furniture
* Experienced in all phases and aspects of the design process including predesign, design documentation, FF&E specifications, construction administration and procurement
* Advanced understanding of color, materials and finishes

TECHNICAL
* Experienced in interior architectural development, construction detailing, and finish selection
* Knowledge of building codes, standards and building systems and structures
* Understands conventional construction methods and techniques and how to document them appropriately
* Produces AutoCAD and manually generated design drawings including elevations, sections, details and schedules
* Performs shop drawings and submittals reviews at the direction of the senior management
* Supervises and/or performs site observations and installations as required by senior management
* Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook
* Knowledge of SketchUp and Revit is desirable

MANAGEMENT
* Manages project schedule provided by senior management and structure supporting hours appropriately
* Meets regularly with senior management to discuss design direction, general tasks, project challenges, schedules, upcoming client meetings and deadlines
* Responsible for organizing and maintaining accurate records of all project related FF&E materials and selections
* Understands and maintains accurate time records of all project related assignments
* Attends client meetings as requested by senior management and provides necessary documentation for meetings
* Leads and conducts quality control measures in the development of FF&E specifications, budgets, documentation and material boards as directed by senior management
* Executes delivery of documents, samples and general correspondence to consultants, team members and clients, as required

CONTACT TO APPLY

Human Resources
resumes@simeonedeary.com