Interior Architect for Immersive Art Space

Fairgrounds Fairgrounds Employer:
Saint Petersburg, FL, USLocation:
Sun, May 10 '20Posted on:

Interior Architect needed to help design and plan a 12,000 Square foot immersive art and technology installation in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

2-4 month long project, starting immediately. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate in guiding, informing and coordinating architectural and interior design efforts within the project.
  • Coordinate designs with the Fairgrounds creative and technology teams.
  • Utilize a holistic perspective and sensitivity in consideration of project type, building economics, functionality, proportion, building systems, materials, color and texture.
  • Participate in the design process from conceptual through schematic design, ensuring that the design intent is consistent and properly executed.
  • Prepare graphics presentations, models for design studies, presentations and design documents.
  • Design standard commercial interior spaces (gift shop, bathrooms, reception area, office and break room).  
  • Work with in-house art team to turn renderings into architectural plans, including elevations for various exhibition spaces 
  • Work with in-house technology team to design and realize technology based space and exhibits 
  • Advise on safety, functionality and aesthetics.  Must understand the durability and strength of materials and be skilled in the use of light, color and textures in a space.
  • Work in concert with art team and leadership to ensure that the established design intent of the installations are incorporated within detailed design development and documentation.
  • Communicate with architectural firm and prepare documents and plans for governmental review.
  • Specify materials, finishes
  • FF&E
  • Design casework and other built-ins, for merchandise and Designexhibition/integration of artwork 

Key Competencies

  • Excellent hand sketching skills.
  • Experienced in AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office.
  • Experience in Revit is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of architectural building systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

Required Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of project design experience in the themed entertainment industry or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Architecture

About Fairgrounds

Opening to the public in 2021 in St. Petersburg, FL, Fairgrounds is a destination for experiencing and creating immersive art and technology. Our 12,000 sqft. experiential art exhibition will feature a transforming range of artworks by local and international artists, performers, writers, musicians and storytellers. Fairgrounds celebrates Florida’s many dimensions, embracing all things weird, wacky and wonderful. 

Through a range of exhibits, events and workshops, Fairgrounds will showcase the creative innovations of artists and makers working in all mediums. Our mission is to become a cultural hub for immersive art experiences, and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople. We believe in art for all, joy for all, play for all.

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