Director of Interior Design

EwingCole EwingCole Employer:
Philadelphia, PA, USLocation:
Thu, Feb 22 '18Posted on:

Job Description:

EwingCole is seeking a Director of Interior Design to join the Philadelphia office. The Director of Interior Design position entails leading the interior design effort of large and small-scale projects, supervising interior designers, resource coordinator and student co-ops, the performance of administrative duties and advocacy for the department.  The Director of Interior Design has obtained and is maintaining their NCIDQ certification. As a project designer, the Director is responsible for developing conceptual design and evolving these concepts in the detailing of interior architectural elements and selection of finish materials and furnishings; the Director will be mentoring other designers in this work. This position coordinates its work with other disciplines in the production of drawings and construction documents which fulfill the design concept, meet the client's expectations and the firm's goals of design excellence, financial viability and quality service. The Interior Design Director position reviews interior design work in the department and receives technical, budgetary, managerial and design guidance on critical issues, new concepts and policy requirements.

Job Duties:

  • Schematic Design and Design Development
    • Conduct / verify programming with clients (as required by project)
    • Work with the project manager and the architectural project designer in creating interior environments which serve the client’s needs and responds to their desired spatial needs, image and aesthetic
    • Develop code compliant designs
    • Develop fundamental design reports
    • Select appropriate finish materials and furnishings
    • Prepare furniture budgets
    • Develop presentation materials including 3d renderings
    • Lead interior design presentations to the client
    • Participate in the projects’ design review presentation
    • Collaborate with lighting designer to develop lighting concepts and initial fixture selection
    • Coordinate work with other disciplines
    • Supervise and mentor less experienced designers in above tasks
  • Construction Documents
    • Work with the design team in articulating design principles that help govern the detailing phase of the project
    • Execute and enhance the design intent while preparing the construction documents
    • Develop millwork design and details
    • Work with the engineering disciplines and architecture to ensure a consistent development of the project towards the design concepts established in earlier phases
    • Develop project and furniture specifications and other technical requirements of projects
    • Supervise and mentor less experienced designers in above tasks
  • Construction Administration
    • Participate in submittal responses, shop drawing review and construction site visits
    • Prepare interiors and furniture punch lists
    • Work with the technical team in preparing construction phase design directives
    • Supervise and mentor less experienced designers in above tasks
  • Marketing
    • Create design documents and presentation materials with market segment leaders and with the assistance of the marketing department
    • Prepare fees for proposals
    • Participate in interviews for potential project work
  • Departmental Duties
    • Mentor all designers
    • Work with project managers and team leaders to assign and schedule work for interior design staff; coordinate workload between teams and offices
    • Organize and lead bi-monthly departmental meetings
    • Supervise resource coordinator and student co-op
    • Work on the development and maintenance of firm wide presentation and documentation standards
    • Participate in the quality assurance process for documentation
    • Conduct design reviews of projects in the department
    • Conduct annual performance reviews for all designers in department
    • Create annual overhead budget for the department
    • Participate in the bonus and raise process for the department
    • Recruit and interview potential employees

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
  • A minimum of twenty years of experience in interior design with a comprehensive knowledge of a specialized area (i.e. healthcare, academics, science and technology, etc.)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop
  • Excellent conceptual skills and thorough understanding of interior architecture
  • Polished skills in client design visioning sessions and presentations 
  • Complete knowledge of interior architecture detailing
  • Comprehensive understanding of finish materials and their application in a variety of project types
  • Significant experience in delegating work and mentoring less experienced interior designers
  • Comprehensive understanding of sustainable design concepts and experience with LEED (or other rating system) documentation preferred

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