Mid-Level Interior Designer

LEVER Architecture LEVER Architecture Employer:
Portland, OR, USLocation:
Thu, Sep 9 '21Posted on:

LEVER Architecture is mid-sized architecture firm based in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, CA. We are seeking candidates to contribute to and grow with an award-winning office dedicated to design, research, and impactful projects across many different scales, regions, and typologies. The firm brings international experience and design excellence to diverse range of building types including institutional, creative office, and multi-family housing, as well as being nationally recognized for technical innovation with mass timber.


  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for innovative design and experience with all design phases
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture from CIDA or NCARB accredited school
  • 5-8 years professional Interior Design experience
  • NCIDQ certification preferred
  • Experience and familiarity with industry standard design software, including Revit required.  
  • Experience in materials and FFE selection for both commercial and residential projects, knowledge of related deliverables
  • Experience producing detailed construction document sets and/or construction administration experience

Duties may include:

  • Reporting directly to the Associate or Principal in charge, and functioning as a project interior designer
  • Production of conceptual diagrams, material palettes, renderings, and drawings for internal study, design presentation, consultant coordination, or client presentations
  • Responsibility for documentation from programming through construction documentation
  • Production of FFE specifications, furniture plans and material palettes


  • Highly motivated, proactive and passionate about design
  • Comfortable working independently and as a productive member of a team
  • Well-organized and detail oriented with strong graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in ongoing learning and action to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession and community
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate to Portland, Oregon or Los Angeles, California. LEVER is currently a remote working environment and will transition to hybrid office structure as public health allows.

This is an excellent opportunity to pursue your design career in a growing, award winning firm.

LEVER Architecture is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive studio.  Lever provides competitive salaries, benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.

About LEVER:

Founded in Portland, Oregon, LEVER Architecture is a design practice that was founded in 2009. In 2021 LEVER has established a Los Angeles Office. The 35-person firm is widely recognized for material innovation and pioneering work with Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). LEVER projects encompass first-of-their-kind timber buildings for clients such as The Nature Conservancy and Adidas and include more than $1M in research to develop and test wood building assemblies. The firm’s work challenges conventional methods of fabrication, uses local and commonplace materials in unexpected ways, and pursues construction that benefits the environment and regional economy. This approach emphasizes transformation at every level of design and brings greater beauty and meaning to the final built work. 

LEVER was recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative architecture firms; and in 2017, was named to Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices. The firm’s work has been featured in news outlets including the New York Times, the Atlantic, Dwell, and Metropolis among others. LEVER projects were also recently featured in Timber City, an exhibition at the National Building Museum


Qualified candidates should submit by email a cover letter, resume, and work samples to Inquiries should have “Mid-Level Interior Designer” in the subject heading. This is a full-time position with benefits. No phone calls please.

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