Design Search Associates serves as a strategic advisor to leading architecture and design firms seeking exceptional talent. Currently we are filling the following leadership opportunity and invite you to consider submitting your resume and professional portfolio.
Serves as either architectural and or/ FFE team member under the direction of the Design Director and Project Manager .
Reports to: Senior Designer, Project Manager, Design Director
Amount of Travel Required: 20%-50%
Positions Supervised: Associate Designer as required
◾Knowledge of local material resources preferred
◾Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples
◾Proven experience in FF&E design development and documentation.
◾Outstanding graphic presentation skills
◾Works with Design Director and client to develop schematic FF&E design based on project criteria, program and budget
◾Participates in presentation and ensures format is compatible with office and client standards
◾Develops and maintain FF&E budget
◾Serves as principal contact with purchasing agent
◾Review sample, strike-offs, etc. for compliance with specifications and design intent
◾Directs and reviews furniture plans for content and accuracy and insures that they fully coordinated with architectural, electrical, RCP and lighting plans and other consultants drawings
◾Coordinates presentation of artwork
◾Coordinates FF&E installation with all parties involved
◾Produce and coordinate finish schedule
◾Direct education of Associate Designer staff and Interns in office standards and policy
◾Make task assignments to Assistant Designers
◾Responsible for revising specifications
◾Develops schematic design from established project program and client needs
◾Translates schematic design into design development drawings for use by production staff
◾Participates in presentations as needed
◾Assists in coordination of interior architectural documents with work of consultants and architects
◾Prepares interior architectural specifications
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelors Degree (four year college or technical school)
Experience: 5 plus years of experience in Architecture or Design
Other Requirements: Experience in the Hospitality industry, writing custom specifications and fluent in Adobe Photoshop.
Design Search Associates offers a referral bonus program if you refer a candidate that our client hires. These bonuses range from $500 up to $8,000.