Interior Designer I

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Pittsburgh, PA, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 29 '19Posted on:

Perkins Eastman is a global architecture and design firm guided by the belief that design can have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. With more than 1,000 employees in 17 locations around the world, we collaborate seamlessly across borders, barriers, and disciplines to connect people and ideas. Whether conceiving of new healthcare models, reviving a local landmark as a boutique hotel, or helping communities become more resilient, we are united in a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the human experience. If everything is design, everything we do is HUMAN BY DESIGN.

The Opportunity:        

Perkins Eastman has an immediate need for an Interior Designer. This 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 through installation. The Interior Designer will participate in envisioning, designing, selecting and documenting FF&E, finishes and interior architectural elements. The Interior Designer is responsible for accuracy in information prepared itself and Interns under its supervision to ensure the success of the project.

Primary 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 Interior 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

Other Responsibilities:

  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year CIDA accredited Interior Design program or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 o 5 years of related industry experience required
  • NCIDQ certified or perusing certification preferred
  • Hospitality and/or Multi-Family experience preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to develop, communicate and present design concepts to their team.
  • Experience with site planning and zoning analysis.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Strong proficient with computer-assisted design software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; Rhino; MS Office; 3D software such as Sketchup.
  • MUST be highly proficient in Revit
  • Strong communication, organization, time management skills and excellent graphic presentation skills.


How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

Link: Human By Design

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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