Senior Interior Designer

SmithGroup SmithGroup Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 17 '21Posted on:

SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?

The San Francisco, CA office of SmithGroup is looking for a Senior Interior Designer to join our team. 

Working with us, you will:

  • Lead the next-generation holistic designs for healing and safe environments for patients, families, physicians, and staff across a spectrum of healthcare project-types.
  • Responsible for the big-picture design concepts that will guide project interior development.
  • Lead the design efforts for all stages of a project, including leadership with the client, contractors, and internal team.
  • Lead concepts, planning, and development of interior architectural design solutions.
  • Lead client presentations, visioning sessions and user meetings.
  • Manage projects, including negotiating and management of project scope, schedule and fees, job production and quality.
  • Be responsible for interior team meeting project deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Consult with manufacturers, research and evaluate FF&E, materials and products materials.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and complete contract document packages.
  • Lead construction administration including responding to RFI’s, preparing sketches and addendums, and visiting the construction site to gather information and/or prepare a punch list. 
  • Oversee the design work of others to ensure integrated and cohesive design, supervise preparation of drawings for all project phases, and ensure guidelines, quality control, standards and details.
  • Mentor junior staff and participate in performance coaching.
  • Participate in the recruitment and interviewing process as requested.
  • Will contribute and participate in an interdisciplinary team environment.


The ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design or equivalent. 
  • Minimum 10 years of related experience.   
  • Architectural or Interior Design registration required.
  • LEED AP preferred.
  • Experience in planning and designing public spaces for healthcare.
  • Proficiency in Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and AutoCAD programs.

Only candidates who meet these requirements will be considered.  


Interested in joining us? Get started today by clicking the link:

SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled   

SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.

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