Senior Interior Designer

Adjaye Associates Adjaye Associates Diversity Badge Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 9 '21Posted on:

Adjaye Associates is looking for a Senior Interior Designer for our New York studio with 7–10 years of experience in an architecture or design-related firm. The successful candidate will understand the design process through programming; interior architecture; architectural specification; documentation; and furniture, fixture, and equipment (FF&E) specifications. We are looking for someone who has prior experience working in an interior design studio and is familiar with high-end, custom design processes. The ideal candidate should possess a positive attitude, a strong can-do mentality, and be able to manage multiple tasks at one time.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage interior projects from schematic design through installation
  • Collaborate on developing the design concept for a project and guide junior staff through the process
  • Prepare client presentations with principal’s design sketches, self-generated presentation materials including 2D and 3D drawings and precedents
  • Design, source, and present interior décor including finishes, fixtures, furniture, hardware, lighting, rugs, fabric, accessories, and art, from vintage to custom items, in collaboration with the principal and other team members
  • Creation of proposals and coordinating purchases and shipment of all items
  • Coordinate with vendors, fabricators, millworkers, electricians, general contractors, and receiving houses throughout the entire project to ensure timely installation
  • Manage FF&E and sourcing to target budgets and timetable daily
  • Maintain communication with the client
  • Create project schedules and budgets; manage internal and external deadlines
  • Define and solve complex problems and complete tasks accurately with strong attention to detail and minimum oversight
  • Organize and oversee project installations

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Organized self-starter who can work independently, is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and can work on multiple projects at various stages of development
  • Strong AutoCAD, Revit, or similar rendering software proficiency, Adobe Suite skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited Architectural or Interior Design program
  • Minimum of 7-10 years full-time experience working for a commercial/residential Interior Design and/or Architecture firm
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of the basic flow of a project from conception through completion
  • Experience working with purchasing software such as Design Manager
  • Experience with client invoicing, sending vendor payments, and producing purchase orders
  • Experience with mixed-use developments and affordable housing preferred
  • Knowledge of local and online showrooms and resources
  • Interior architectural experience in all phases of the design process, including custom millwork details, and able to produce custom furniture drawings
  • Currently resides in New York
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required, upon hiring. If unable to provide, and/or you believe an exemption should be made, please contact the Studio Coordinator.

If you would like to be considered for a position at Adjaye Associates, please send a cover letter, PDF of your CV, and work samples (not exceeding 5MB) to Unfortunately due to the high level of applications we receive, we can not always guarantee a reply, however, we do appreciate your interest.

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