Senior Interior Designer / Senior Interior Architect – New York, NY, US | Jobs

A Senior Interior Designer/Senior Interior Architect {Licensed} (SID/SIA) leads the interior scope and team of a project, providing full support throughout the project and acting as a liaison with the project manager, architects and consultants. The SID/SIA carries out the schematic design work and participates in the design control of the projects in the design development, construction file and supervision phases and is responsible for budget management and cost control of the scope. Interior. A SID/SIA has the technical and construction knowledge to independently lead multiple projects of all sizes and levels of complexity simultaneously, as well as the leadership skills to oversee a team. In some cases, the SID/SIA can play the role of project manager in the absence of an architectural scope. The SID/SIA may also be called upon to participate in the recruitment process and interview of potential candidates and to assist the Studio Manager with RFPs, as requested.

Main expectations

  • Support MA Directors in all aspects of the job, including internal and external interactions and communications
  • Effectively lead the interiors team, ensuring collaboration between internal disciplines (architecture, interiors, art), consultants and contractors
  • Be comfortable communicating design solutions for internal design review meetings and external client presentations
  • Self-assess skills, effectiveness and areas for improvement
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, communication and organizational skills; provide guidance and mentorship to the project team and studio
  • Lead Interiors development and education activities and learning sessions

Core Responsibilities

Project design and planning

  • Collaborate with Interiors Design Director on overall design concept and continue established design direction
  • Lead and direct the preparation of client design presentations; assist the production team when needed
  • Understand the MA project roadmap, project deliverables by phase and responsibility matrix (if applicable) as well as project contract, scope and budget

Project management

  • Team meetings and presentations
    1. Coordinate the agenda of meetings with the client and coordination with the project manager; Distribute in the absence of the project manager, in advance to allow participants to prepare as needed
    2. Lead client design presentations for interiors
    3. Act as the primary day-to-day interiors contact for clients, consultants and the architecture team
  • Internal management
    1. Acquire and maintain a complete overview of the project contract, budget and inner scope; ensure profitability
    2. Recognize, understand and follow the project plan and schedule (including phase deadlines, filing milestones, meeting deliverables and staff roles and responsibilities); consistently meet deadlines
    3. Review contract deliverables and manage “scope drift”; alert the studio manager and project manager of an additional service before proceeding with the change
    4. Develop and maintain the Interior work plan, reviewing it at the start of each phase and updating it weekly as needed; supervise team members to ensure maximum efficiency
    5. Meet with the project team at the beginning of each week to review weekly and phase deliverables; additional team meetings scheduled as needed
    6. Provide regular project updates to PMs and Directors
  • Customer management
    1. Build strong relationships with customers
    2. Be a secondary point of contact, manage expectations and ensure satisfaction
    3. Obtain customer approval on design where applicable, including FF&E selections. Review where approvals are required with the Interiors Studio Director at the start of each phase

Project documents

  • Oversee project documentation for all phases including models and renderings, ensure project is on schedule
  • Monitor documentation for compliance with building code and accessibility requirements
  • Develop project-specific construction details
  • Communicate with the MA project team and consultants to ensure technically accurate and well-coordinated documents consistent with design intent
  • Work with the specification writer to prepare complete specifications; Review interior specs for more accuracy
  • Coordinate Interiors Consultant items noted on Internal Drawing Responsibility Matrix

Quality control

  • Comply with MA presentation standards and project checklists
  • Schedule QA/QC reviews in accordance with the MA project roadmap
  • Archive project emails and maintain a standard organization of server files
  • Review design and drawings to ensure compliance with building code and accessibility requirements.
  • Maintain a high level of quality control. Review all drawing sets for accuracy and design intent before publishing
  • Self-monitoring of own work

building administration

  • Participate in on-site CAO meetings as needed
  • Review submissions to ensure they meet design intent and maintain a log
  • Respond to RFIs and maintain log
  • Perform site observations and prepare field reports
  • Prepare punch lists

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