Senior Interior Designer - New York

Cooper Carry Cooper Carry Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Jun 20 '14Posted on:

Cooper Carry is one of America's most dynamic, context-driven design firms focused on the creation of EXCEPTIONAL PLACES - neighborhoods, buildings, spaces and landscapes crafted to enrich the experience of life for the people who occupy them.

We bring an internationally recognized team of design professionals to the wide variety of project types we engage in, all united in the pursuit of excellence through the practice of connective design. Since our founding 1960, we have steadily built a reputation for thoughtful design applied to diverse projects. Each project is a composition of imaginative connections among buildings and their components, and among buildings, their sites, and the communities of which they form a part.

Cooper Carry is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer who values workplace diversity and consider applications regardless of age, race, gender, religion, color, sex, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, individuals with disabilities or other status protected by law.
Cooper Carry provides a drug free workplace.

The Senior Interior Designer is a specialized and highly creative design role. Working with the Director of Interior Design, the Senior Interior Designer will set and maintain the design concepts for interior architectural design projects and new architecture projects.

Specific responsibilities of the Senior Interior Designer may include, but shall not be limited to:

  • Participate in client meetings and confirm our understanding of the Client\'s project goals/requirements and communicate that to team members.
  • Develop space programming and workplace strategies for projects.
  • Manage program development and feasibility studies.
  • Generate a design that can be technically implemented, within the constraints of the client goals, budget and within local ordinances and codes.
  • Select materials, colors, fixtures and furniture.
  • Explore alternate design directions within the constraints of the Clients program and budget, as required.
  • Review selection of building systems with the Project Interior Designer/Project Architect.
  • Lead graphic formatting and story board of client presentations.
  • Lead or participate in presentations that communicate the design concepts to the Client
  • Develop and oversee the design goals for multiple projects with team leadership under direction of Director of Interior Design or the Principal.
  • Inform and report to Director of Interior Design and project manager on project progress, quality and challenges that could impact project profitability or execution.
  • Collaborate with a team of Designers and Architects in developing design solutions that meet the Client’s needs on time and within budget.
  • Participate in developing proposals, marketing presentations and lead development.
  • Participate in the development of firm design standards.
  • Review schematic design, design development, shop drawings, construction documents and material samples for conformance with the design intent.
  • Review completed projects for design strengths and weaknesses.
  • Coordinate presentation drawings and in-house reviews.
  • Monitor all phases of project design execution to minimize rework.
  • Maintain base state registration, and professional affiliations.
  • Participate in development of marketing and PR collateral.


  • Registered Interior Designer/Architect
  • 6-10 years professional commercial design experience
  • Ability to set initial design concept
  • Strong understanding of construction methods
  • Collaborative and inspiring team design leader
  • Experience on multi-disciplined architecture teams

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Majority of time is spent in sitting position.
Ability to move throughout the office either by walking or through assisted means.
Ability to participate in site visits either by walking or through assisted mean.
Must be able to lift product samples generally under 20 pounds with or without assistance.
Business travel up to 30%.

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