Interior Designer III / Project Manager

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Dallas, TX, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 3 '17Posted on:

The Dallas office of Perkins Eastman, which includes ForrestPerkins, a distinct studio of Perkins Eastman, has an immediate need for a dedicated, passionate team member with strong individual design and problem solving skills for immediate opportunities as an Interior Designer III. This position requires the candidates to support project team leaders and produce presentations suitable for the Perkins Eastman team and client.

The Interior Designer III has overall responsibility for design quality for the project(s). The Interior Designer has the ability and responsibility to lead the project team to conceptualize the project as a whole, sets the initial design direction and makes critical aesthetic decisions throughout the project while integrating input from client and operator. This position has the responsibility to lead the team including FF&E and interior architecture. The Interior Designer III is responsible for accuracy of documentation and project team members under their supervision to ensure the success of the project.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for leading and reviewing the design narrative and design graphics for concept presentation materials
  • Leads and/or works in tandem with Senior Architect to space plan and design the interior architectural envelope
  • Reviews and understands with professional proficiency detailed construction documents including floor plans, elevations and sections, electrical details, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes to determine compliance in quality, design, and codes. Leads team to complete such documents
  • Oversees completion of FF&E design & documentation based on project criteria, budget, program, and standards
  • Responsible for internal presentation of project design materials to senior leadership
  • Oversees FF&E specification process, reviews and approves FF&E purchase orders (if necessary), and maintains fee budget for all phases of the project interiors. Project Designer may be responsible for full review of FF&E specifications before they are issued
  • If there is no Senior Architect on the project, the Senior Designer is responsible for review and accuracy of interior architectural project documents prior to issuance to AOR, client and/or operator
  • Leads quality control reviews for projects to confirm documents are meeting ForrestPerkins, client, and operator’s standards
  • Closely coordinate with AOR, consultants and others to alert them of elements needing their coordination and/or documentation
  • Oversees design team in review furniture installation plans and shop drawings for content and accuracy and insure that they are fully coordinated with all pertinent consultant drawings. Responsible for final approval of FF&E shop drawings
  • Prime interface with the client, operator and consultants with regard to design issues, leads, presentations, etc.
  • Responsible to communicate in a complete and timely manner, all client comments or directives and insure that they are reflected in the design and documentation
  • Communicates directly with the VP in charge and/or President with regard to client directives and major design issues and prompts/leads internal design reviews during the design process, prior to presentation to the client
  • Participates in on-site meetings with owner, consultants and contractor inclusive of construction review and FF&E installation, as necessary.

Key Skills:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture
  • Minimum 10 plus years of relevant experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others in a challenging fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to develop, communicate and present design concepts to client and teams
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Proficiency with Revit, 3D Max, Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and other related design software
  • NCIDQ accreditation required
  • LEED AP ID+C accreditation preferred

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged,  send your cover letter, resume and salary history as one file (Adobe PDF preferred but Word is acceptable)  to with “Interior Designer III /Project Manager – Dallas – Your Name” in the subject line.   Please provide the website source. No phone calls please. 

Perkins Eastman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the Federal E-Verify program.   EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veterans

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