Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager 8+ Years’ Experience

KSS Architects, LLP
Location: Philadelphia, USA
Added on: 11 Jun 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 July 2024

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious interior designer/architect to join our Philadelphia, NYC or Princeton location, with a passion for innovative design, disciplined project management, and delivering high-quality projects that exceed clients’ expectations. The Senior Interior Designer position entails leading the interior design of a range of project types and scales, including supervising junior interior designers and collaborating with project architects and consultants across potentially multiple teams. You should possess a creative, progressive design sensibility, a collaborative problem-solving approach, strong project management experience, and a strong ability to communicate your ideas in a clear and thoughtful manner.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibility for developing design direction for multiple projects, from programming and conceptual design through construction
  • Demonstrates passion about design excellence and the ability of interior architecture to affect meaningful change
  • Interfaces with clients at every level of a project
  • Supports project teams – aligns in-house staffing resources with project needs, budget, and deadlines
  • Gives direction and mentors junior staff
  • Manages all aspects of projects, including budget, fees, schedule, scope of work, and coordination with other disciplines in the production of construction documents and specifications
  • Receives and coordinates technical, budgetary, managerial, and design guidance on critical project issues and requirements.
  • Prepares project workplans and manages workflow and administrative efforts throughout design and documentation phases, including programming, planning, concept, design, construction documents and construction administration
  • Works with Marketing to prepare proposals and develop project teams

Requirements and Skills:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for design excellence
  • Strong experience in project and workflow management of aspects of interior design practice, including programming, planning, concept, design, detailing, furniture planning and selection, and finishes
  • Knowledge of FF & E specifications and bidding
  • Strong commitment to design and technical quality
  • Experience with client interface, networking, and relationship building
  • Strong and respectful writing and verbal communications skills; within the office, to clients, consultants and contractors
  • Workplace, hospitality and institutional project experience
  • Ability to be collaborative and pro-active
  • Fluency with Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and Adobe suite is strongly preferred
  • Highly organized with an eye for detail and creative problem solving
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of material application and detailing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture
  • NCIDQ Certification
  • Travel as required
  • Legal working status in the United States
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19


  • LEED Accreditation
  • WELL Certification

Who we are:

Through great architecture, KSS creates meaningful and lasting change that impacts our clients, our firm, and our world. KSS Architects is an award-winning full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm with offices in New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Princeton, NJ. Founded in 1983, KSS has grown to a team of 70 dedicated design professionals, eager to create built environments that stimulate the intersections of learning, commerce, and community. We are passionate about guiding our clients through an innovative and collaborative design process to create impactful built environments that inspire and elevate the human experience.

Instructions: To apply, click on the following URL to complete the online application form and upload your resume and sample pages of your work, not exceeding 2 MB.

KSS offers competitive compensation packages; full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k)/Roth with company match.

KSS Architects is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Further, KSS Architects is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.…

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