Project Designer/Interior Designer

The Archers The Archers Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 31 '19Posted on:

Project Designer                                               

The Archers is an AD100 team of designers, architects, artists and cinephiles based in Downtown Los Angeles, California.  The studio’s work comprises buildings, interiors and furnishings for private homes and public spaces.

The Archers is seeking a talented and ambitious Project Designer to join its growing design team in LA. This role will be a key part of the wider project team providing input in the design process and supporting the delivery of the studio’s wide portfolio of projects in LA, New York and San Francisco.

Your role:

The nature of the studio’s work and collaborative approach means the Project Designer will play an important part throughout the design process – providing input into the early creative vision and working closely with the wider project team on scheme delivery.

The right candidate can be from an architectural or interiors background, but have a passion for and significant knowledge of historic and contemporary architecture, interior design and furniture.

Your responsibilities:

Concept and design development: Generate ideas (both independently and under direction), carry out research and provide design inspiration and input to the wider team. Develop and communicate design ideas using software (Rhino) and physical maquettes.

Project management: Support the project lead by providing meeting documentation, attending site and providing project coordination as needed.

Client communications: Communicate directly with clients – via email, phone and in-person meetings. Communicate thoughtfully, clearly and accurately and ensure the wider team is kept appraised of all relevant project information.

Visual communications: Experienced in software (AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite). Ability to produce sketches, hand-drawings, visuals and renders as needed to best communicate design internally and in client presentations. Support development of client presentations.

Architecture/construction oversight: Support project lead as needed in liaising with contractor team and sub-consultants to ensure project scheduling targets are met.  Be a point of contact for the wider project team in helping to ensure design is clearly communicated on site.

Production: Produce drawings sets (AutoCAD) in detail commensurate with each phase, including bid sets and construction documents. Responsible for project specifications and schedules.

Your skills, experience and attributes:

  • 2+ years of Architecture/Interior Design in a similar role at a design firm.
  • Experience of commercial and high-end residential projects.
  • Experience in successfully leading, managing and executing architectural and interior projects – from concept development through to final finish.
  • Proven track record of meeting scheduling deadlines and with the ability to seek out solutions to problems as they come up while maintaining progress.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of 3d modelling and drafting software (AutoCAD & Rhino).
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc…)
  • Knowledge of design requirements, construction methods and materials for high end environments – ideally with build experience in LA.
  • Empathy for great design, strong visual skills, with attention to detail, composition, light, colour and form.
  • Calm, mature and professional.
  • Self-motivated - able to work independently whilst always keeping the wider team informed of progress.
  • Analytical - with a proactive approach to problem solving.

To apply:

Please email a brief cover letter (with salary expectations), resume and PDF portfolio samples to: Portfolio should include: Hand sketches, CD/DD Sets, CAD Drawings & elevations, shop drawings/redlines, etc.

Please title your email: (Your name)_Project Designer application 2019.

Please note: all applicants should be U.S. citizens, hold a green card or have appropriate work authorization.


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