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Senior Interior Designer (FW/CLT)

With Commercial Design Experience

Design Collaborative is seeking an Interior Designer with a passion for commercial design. Our Interior Designers know that by creating outstanding spaces they can shape and positively affect an individual’s and organization’s identity, culture, and user engagement.  A DC Interior Designer is a project leader, a problem solver, and a key teammate from the project interview to the ribbon cutting, and their passion to achieve design excellence shows in the details as well as the built environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a CIDA Accredited Interior Design program
  • Familiarity with BIM modeling
  • 5+ years’ experience with commercial projects
  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills and the ability to communicate design ideas quickly.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commercial experience preferred
  • Passion for design
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Responsibilities
  • Presentation graphics preparation
  • Verbal presentations and communication of ideas to clients, contractors, and colleagues
  • Knowledge of aspects of the design process
  • Flexibility to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple projects in various stages of development
  • Knowledge of life safety codes and requirements.
  • Exercises sound time management, organizational skills
Key Responsibilities
  • Programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentation.
  • Conceptual development of interior spaces
  • Generate construction documents, specifications, FFE, and material selections needed for construction
  • Create interior finish schemes and work with design team to develop interior architecture.
  • Inform project specifications.
  • Identify code requirements for common architectural systems, life safety, and ADA
  • Ability to space plan, and draft and develop construction documents pertaining to interior architecture and design
  • Research new solutions in industry
  • Coordinate keynoting with specifications. Aid in outlining and/or writing specification sections.
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals
  • Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination
  • Participate in all project phases from Programming / Conceptual Design through Construction Administration
  • Participate in conversation relating to design intent and identify ways to incorporate into documents.
  • Working with the project team to develop ideas, solutions, and interior details
  • Work with project team to develop interior renderings
  • Develop relationships with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators
Compensation and Benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with education, credentials, experience, and skills
  • Benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and health savings account (including company contributions)
  • 401(k) and Post-Tax Roth 401(k) retirement plans (including company contributions)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible scheduling options
Why Join Design Collaborative?

Design Collaborative is a people-first employer with a culture built around five core values: putting people first, don’t be a passenger, love what you do, give back, and have fun. Whether you are passionate about design, love working with clients, enjoy solving problems and providing creative solutions, seek opportunities to be innovative, or you have aspirations for firm leadership or ownership, Design Collaborative has much to offer.

Since 1992, Design Collaborative has been improving people’s worlds through our commitment in creating people-first places. Our firm is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, environmental graphic designers, project managers, as well as other related design, business, and administrative support staff. Each of our design studios are made of inter-disciplinary teams to create an environment that enhances communication and collaboration, which ultimately leads to effective and engaged teams and integrated and high-quality designs.

Ready to join the DC Team? Email your resume to:
Design Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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