Architectural Designer II, Commercial Interiors (5 - 8 yrs exp)

ShubinDonaldson ShubinDonaldson Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Mar 18 '19Posted on:

Company Description

ShubinDonaldson is a growing, award-winning design practice, staffed by 50 architects and designers, plus support personnel. Current work includes a diverse listing of projects ranging from ground-up mixed-use, multi-family and office; creative office interiors; core & shell offices; retail stores; to community centers and custom residences.  See our work at

Position Overview

An Architectural Designer, Commercial Interiors (5 - 8 yrs experience) leads preparation preparation of architectural presentations and production drawings, as well as participates in design studies and evaluation of design proposals under the direction of the Senior Design Manager or Project Manager.  Requires minimum five years’ experience on interiors for workplace, multi-family, or hospitality projects.

5-8 years’ experience


  • Work with Senior Design Manager on conceptual designs, presentations and production.
  • Conduct programming efforts such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, lighting and color coordination
  • Produce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, physical models and presentation drawings as project requires.
  • Resolve design issues with creative and practical solutions; prepare complete designs from general drawings and instructions.
  • Work with Senior Design Manager to source/define interior finishes and FF&E specifications.
  • Assists with project documentation, including coordination of furniture orders
  • Ability to independently coordinate consultants, fabricators, vendors and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.  Report progress to Senior Design Manager.
  • Perform architectural drafting and modeling as directed by Senior Design Manager or Project Manager in accordance with company standards.
  • Oversee collection of project data and research including but not limited to program analysis, restroom calculations, and ADA requirements.
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives and programs. 

Skills / Requirements

  •  5-8 years of experience on interior design projects.
  • Solid understanding of design process, building codes, materials and interior construction techniques.
  • Knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting and color schemes to carryout design intent.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to problem solve both individually and as part of a project team.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple or fast paced projects.
  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture.
  • Proficiency in the use of 2D/3D software, including Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape, Photoshop, Rhino and InDesign. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.


Medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance is offered to full-time employees.  SD pays 100% of the employee’s insurance!  We also offer the opportunity to contribute to our 401k matching plan. 

Submission Instructions

Those interested in applying at ShubinDonaldson may submit their requests electronically, noting the following requirements;

  • In a single PDF attachment, include a one page cover letter, your resume, and no more than twelve pages illustrating your best work.
  • PDF resolution can be optimized for quality screen view, and should benefit your work. Please do not exceed 10MB.
  • Format the subject line as ‘[name]- [LA  Arch Designer II Comm Interiors]- [school]’ and leave the body of the email empty

Career positions are intended to be full time, and all applicants should have a commitment and the ability to work for at least one year. International applicants are responsible for obtaining the required documents and permissions for working within the U.S. We will be unable to respond personally to each applicant. If you have not been contacted after four months, you are welcome to reapply.  No phone calls or walk ins will be accepted. Submissions and inquires may be made to

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