Interior Designer- 5+ years experience

HOK HOK Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Feb 14 '14Posted on:

The San Francisco office of HOK is seeking an Interior Designer who performs complex interior design assignments receiving specific and detailed instruction as to tasks required and results expected and is responsible for working with the project team to assist in the overall effort to complete various project phases. This position can be located in our SF or Seattle office.


  • Responsible for keeping the project, or a phase of a project, on schedule.
  • Responsible for selection and specification of all interior architectural materials and finishes, furniture, lighting and artwork.
  • Develops innovative design concepts which are practical, aesthetic, safe and conducive to intended purposes and function which is reflective of client goals and within project budget.
  • Conducts programming efforts such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, lighting and color coordination.
  • Coordinates color and material palettes.
  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
  • Renders conceptual design ideas and prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
  • Prepares and conducts client presentations.
  • Prepares, corrects and updates documents during schematic design and design development phases.
  • Solicits bids and assists Project Manager and client in subcontracting fabrication, installation, and arrangement of the materials, finishes, and furnishings required.
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support as necessary.
  • Implements and utilizes HOK Standards for all projects and processes.
  • May provide support to all team members for specific field, style, or phase of interior design expertise.
  • May mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff and deliver staff performance evaluations.
  • May participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.

Required Skills:

  • Possess creative talent in conceptual design and rendering skills of either hand or computer sketching.
  • Advanced space planning skills and an interest in programming.
  • Knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, materials application and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Advanced knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, art signage, color and materials to carryout design intent.
  • Advanced knowledge of building regulations and safety codes.
  • Advanced knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
  • Proven ability to prioritize in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Proficiency in the basic technical skills of interior design including the following computer skills:
    ▫ Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
    ▫ Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
    ▫ Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop.
    ▫ Proficiency in Revit is preferred.
    ▫ Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software.
    ▫ Knowledge of 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in team environment.

Required Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in interior design or foreign equivalent.
  • 5 plus years’ experience in interiors projects required.
  • LEED AP with specialty or GA required within 12 months of employment.

HOK is an Affirmative Action Employer - women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please apply to our website at  for position 300-737 and upload work samples or indicate a web address where your portfolio can be viewed.


Please apply to our website at  for position 300-737 and upload work samples or indicate a web address where your portfolio can be viewed.

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