Senior Designer

AvroKO AvroKO Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 7 '17Posted on:

The Senior Designer acts as AvroKO’s lead designer responsible for the whole design of a project through overseeing the definition and delivery of the design from conceptualization, through development, coordination, documentation and execution in the field.

 This is a project specific role.

 The Senior Designers core responsibilities are:


  • Leading the AvroKO team in conceiving of the project design to meet the clients program, quality objectives, project constraints as well as AvroKO’s brand of design.
  • Liaison between the Principal in Charge and the design team during the design process.
  • Organize and run regular in house design sessions presenting to the P.I.C and with the team.


  • Responsible for the development of the whole design of the project according to the design intent.
  • Reviewing all documents to ensure they incorporate the design intent.


  • Represent AvroKO and the design for all consultant coordination meetings.
  • Manage design coordination within AvroKO i.e. between architecture, FF&E and graphics, and between Owners consultants and AvroKO.
  • Manage and coordinate all communications to and from consultants.
  • Supervise, develop and mentor Designers.
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager in providing services per scope, budget and schedule.


  • Responsible for creating and delivering presentations based on AvroKO’s deliverables standards for presentations and contract documents.
  • Oversee the production and delivery of quality and timely sets of contract documents being drawings, specifications, budgets and reports as proscribed by the contract.


  • Partners with Project Manager to ensure conformance with Architecture Standards’ checklist requirements specific to each project design phase.
  • Lead the AvroKO team in performing it’s construction administration services including:
  • Responding to RFI’s and interpreting the contract documents to ensure the design intent is met.
  • Reviewing submittals, substitutions and field conditions for conformance with design intent.
  • Attending and reporting on field visits.
  • Conducting punch lists reviews
  • Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction.

 Required Skills and Experience

  • Over 8 years of post-graduate design experience with significant experience in high end, bespoke hospitality design restaurants and hotels.
  • Demonstrated conceptual approach to design.
  • Experience leading design teams.
  • Persuasive presentation skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills. Ability to work collaboratively with design directors and creative managing directors across the firm
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail. Outstanding communication skills.
  • Proven industry experience with common industry software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling applications, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office, Spexx specification writing software a plus.
  • Experience building, nurturing and fostering client relationships.
  • Strong writing skills (narratives, strategy, meeting minutes, proposals, etc.)
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or Architecture. Master’s degree a plus

Application Requirements

You may go to the “careers” section at our website or use the following link to apply directly at

AvroKO Application Link  with your resume & portfolio (or sampling thereof), not exceeding 12MB in file size.

No calls please. If we feel you may be a good fit we’ll be sure and reach out just as soon as we can.

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