Mid-Level Interior Designer

Studio AR&D Architects Studio AR&D Architects Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 18 '21Posted on:

Studio AR&D Architects is a Los Angeles and Palm Springs based architecture firm that offers a creative and collaborative work environment with a growing portfolio of work.

We are a small firm which provides the opportunity for all team members to touch all aspects of each project from concept through construction. Projects include high-end residential, hotel | hospitality, interior architecture, and landscape. We are expanding to include interior design services, so we are in the process of  creating an interior design department and are looking for a lead designer to head that department.

Currently we are looking for an Interior Designer with a minimum of 5 years of post-bachelor’s degree experience in interior design. Work tasks include taking a project from conception through completion and utilizing Revit to convert designs, sketches, ideas and descriptions into technical drawings. The selected candidate shall benefit from a dynamic work environment and challenging project tasks and responsibilities.  Candidates should have strong technical skills and be willing and able to travel.

Job Duties

  • Work with a group of interior designers and architects in realizing all aspects of projects from concept through construction documentation, purchasing, and installation
  • Develop design concepts, solutions and presentations for residential interiors based on the direction given by senior and intermediate designers and architects
  • Contribute to programming and space planning for various spaces
  • Research architectural finish materials based on functional and design criteria
  • Prepare presentations including drawings, renderings, and conceptual work
  • Develop architectural finish, plumbing, and appliance schedules and interior detailing
  • Source furnishings and specifications
  • Assist with custom furniture concepting and detailed drawings for fabrication
  • Have solid knowledge of interior code requirements and building systems
  • Maintain the material library, order samples, organize materials, etc.
  • Must have Revit experience with millwork and cabinet design
  • Assist with ordering furniture, supervising furniture storage when it arrives and coordinate and supervise installation

Must haves

  • Be flexible and willing to work in a collaborative environment
  • Have excellent time management, be efficient with multi-tasking and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Embrace the opportunity to work in an open office environment
  • Have an interest and appreciation of the art and craft of modern design
  • Proficient in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of CAD and Sketchup

Training and Experience

  • Minimum 4-year Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with an architectural or interior design firm
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, organizational, and time management skills
  • Concise and personable verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of furniture, fixtures, equipment, materials, and building finish products suitable for residential projects
  • Experience with design detailing and documentation
  • Experience sourcing high end and unique art and furnishings

What do we offer? 

A hands-on creative work environment with colleagues who are passionate, creative and continuously striving to innovate and improve.

Studio AR&D values employee growth and will cover the cost of all ARE exams that are passed since date of hire. Other benefits include health insurance, 401k match, paid vacation, paid time off and 7 days of paid holidays.

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. All applicants must already possess long term work authorization. 


To apply for this position, include the following: 

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

3. Portfolio (PDF Format)

4. Send all of the above in an email to:

Notes:  - All materials should be formatted for easy printing in PDF format - Keep attachments under 3MB - Please include all of the above and send via email. 

Please, no phone calls or third parties. Please do not send links to websites or online resumes, photos or video presentations. Competitive salary based on relevant experience and abilities. 

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