Junior Interior Designer / Project Manager

Rafael de Cárdenas / Architecture at Large Rafael de Cárdenas / Architecture at Large Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Aug 24 '17Posted on:



‘We favor the strategic over the thematic, the cosmopolitan over the typological, and the atmospheric over the static. Ever-focused on the contemporary, we take diligent note of the past while day-dreaming the future.’

Rafael de Cárdenas / Architecture at Large (RDC/AAL) is an AD100 multi-disciplinary practice founded by Rafael de Cárdenas in 2006. Prior to founding his own design studio, de Cárdenas worked for Calvin Klein as a men’s collection designer and as a creative director for production house Imaginary Forces. The firm has been named a Featured Designer for AD France, been honored as the 2016 Maison & Objet Americas Designer of the Year and de Cárdenas recently served on the esteemed jury panel for Cooper Hewitt’s 2017 National Design Awards.

RDC/AAL maintains a small, dedicated staff of professional designers with diverse backgrounds. Based in New York City and working internationally, we provide services within architecture and interiors, art advisory, furniture design and brand development on commercial and residential projects. RDC/AAL’s interest in creating environments with moods, as opposed to any specific style, has garnered a wide array of global clients including Nordstrom, Nike, Baccarat, Kenzo, Cartier and Delfina Delettrez. Recent design collaborations include a sweeping contemporary overhaul within Saint Petersburg’s historic Au Pont Rouge department store, the NYC flagship store and a line of sunglasses for the Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster, and the new Demisch Danant Gallery for 20th-century design in Greenwich Village.


We are currently seeking an intellectually and culturally curious Junior Interior Designer / Project Manager with 2 to 4 years of experience to join our studio. Responsibilities will include design, drafting, and project coordination across retail, residential, hospitality, integrated objects and experiential design projects, while learning to independently manage diverse projects and internal and external collaborations.  

The Junior Interior Designer / Project Manager will work amidst a dynamic group of international designers under the supervision of senior staff and may be responsible for directing other junior and entry-level/ intern designers on small- to mid-sized projects of varying typology with a focus on residential/commercial work that involves complex FF&E sourcing and coordination.

The Junior Interior Designer / Project Manager may liaise with the studio’s array of high-profile clients and notable vendors and must observe and execute internal and external standards for conduct, decorum and aesthetics.  The Junior Designer / Project Manager will contribute to the creative growth of the studio and will be well-versed and engaged in a global cultural dialogue, both within the office and outside it.



  • Education: undergraduate or graduate degree in interior design, architecture or a related field
  • Experience: 2 to 4 years of professional experience in a design studio
  • Diverse Portfolio with strong ability in interior design and FF&E: residential, hospitality and commercial architecture and interior projects, ranging from small objects and spaces to mid- to large-scale projects, and from temporary installations to permanent designs
  • Technical Proficiency: demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino, V-Ray, Adobe Creative Suite and Excel
  • Design & Visualization: experience working on projects from concept through construction, including conceptual sketches and renderings, physical modeling and documentation
  • Project Management/Coordination: working under senior staff to coordinate project workflow, consultants and presentations while learning to independently manage the same for small- to mid-sized projects; extremely organized and enjoys management of data that comes along with FF&E sourcing and coordination
  • Approach: resourceful, independent but collaborative, and actively learns from hands-on experience; thrives in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary setting


All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. RDC/AAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary will be dependent upon experience and references will be requested. Offered benefits and vacation are highly competitive.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a resume and portfolio/design work (PDF, 5MB max) with “Junior Interior Designer / Project Manager” in the subject line to or apply through the link below. Email only please.  Only potential candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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