Interior Architect / Interior Designer - Hospitality

ForrestPerkins ForrestPerkins Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 3 '17Posted on:

ForrestPerkins, a distinct design studio of Perkins Eastman, creates bespoke interior design solutions for Hospitality and Luxury Residential destinations, with offices in Dallas, New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco. 

ForrestPerkins, a distinct studio of Perkins Eastman, has an immediate need for a hospitality focused Interior Architect/ Interior Designer in our Washington DC office. The ideal candidate will work closely with other designers and architects on the project teams to which they are assigned to design, document and execute the project from concept through installation. The Interior Architect / Interior Designer will participate in envisioning, designing, selecting and documenting FF&E, finishes and interior architectural elements. The Interior Architect / Interior Designer is responsible for accuracy in information to ensure the success of the project.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with team to envision the concept story, project narrative and graphics for concept presentation
  • Assist team in space planning and furniture layouts
  • Prepare/assemble FF&E packages to write specifications, including quote and sample requests
  • Designs and/or directs junior staff in the design and documentation of custom furniture, fabric, carpet, finishes, etc.
  • Works with architectural team to envision the interior architectural envelope to align with a concept story while assisting in design, graphics, documentation and coordination of interior elements, including coordination with FF&E and other consultants work
  • Writing and directing the production of FF&E specifications including preparing detailed drawings of furniture under the direction of the Senior Designer
  • Create FF&E budgets and matrices
  • Prepare schedules relative to the interior design including finishes, decorative lighting, bath accessories, door hardware, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Fields calls and emails from purchasing agent and/or general contractor
  • Keeps Senior Designer and/or Project Manager informed of all requests for re-selection or other requests for information from the purchasing agent and/or general contractor
  • Identifies issues which require the review and input of Senior Designer and/or Project Manager and communicates such in a timely manner
  • Review furniture installation plans and shop drawings for content and accuracy and ensure that they are fully coordinated with all pertinent consultant drawings.
  • Reviews and approves shop drawings and samples (both FF&E related and contractor related) with final approval by Senior Interior Designer and/or Project Manager
  • Coordination with client, contractor, and project team as appropriate per project
  • Responsible to review and conform to Owner and Operator Standards
  • Assists with purchasing projects, if necessary
  • Attends site meetings with owner consultants and contractor inclusive of FF&E installation, as necessary
  • Responsible for internal presentation of project design materials to Principal in Charge
  • Assist in the construction administration phase by reviewing shop drawings and creating a master log of the project submittals.
  • Prepare finish material sample boards, physical models and graphic presentations for client approval.

 Key Skills:       

  • Five-year Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture or Bachelor degree in Interior Design preferred
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 plus years’ experience required in Hospitality and/or Multi-Family design
  • Self-starter, passionate about design
  • Possesses interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Possesses knowledge of building and ADA codes
  • Ability to develop FF&E schemes
  • Understanding of interior construction documents including: floor plans, floor finish plans, elevations and details, finish schedules, furniture plans
  • Understanding of FF&E specifications, FF&E matrices, and budgets
  • Highly skilled in digital architectural visualization
  • Ability to work closely with and support Interior Design team.
  • Ability to develop, communicate and present design concepts to their team.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Strong proficiency with computer-assisted design software such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as Sketchup.
  • MUST be proficient in Revit
  • Pursuing NCIDQ or Architectural registration preferred
  • LEED Certification a plus

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, portfolio, and salary history as one file ( Adobe PDF preferred but Word is acceptable) to with “Interior Architect /Interior Designer – Hospitality – DC - 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/D/V

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