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Senior Interior / Architectural Designer

Regan Baker Design Regan Baker Design Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, May 5 '22Posted on:
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Senior Designer

Regan Baker Design is an interior design firm committed to inspiring joy and connections through the art of engagement and design. Based in San Francisco with projects in the Bay Area and beyond, RBD believes in the synthesis of personalized beauty and style, warmth, and function to shape space and elevate everyday life.  We are a female-led, mid-sized, design studio with a strong passion for creative collaboration, intentional and personalized interiors, and fun, nice people.

 RBD is seeking a Senior Designer to work under the Principal to lead on all aspects of the design process, from Initial Design Study through to Installation & Styling.  The Senior Designer will manage a team of 2+ designers and serve as RBD’s lead to conceptualize the project as a whole, set the initial design direction, and drive critical aesthetic & technical decisions throughout the design and construction process, for both the client and full project team.  The ideal candidate will have 8+ years of experience in high-end residential interior design with excellent presentation, communication, leadership, and drafting skills.

Responsibilities

  • Understand and articulate the client's goals and requirements; Develop documents, drawings and diagrams that outline those needs. 

  • Develop overall design for projects and oversee the interior design intent for each project from concept stage through installation

  • Serve as primary interface with the client, consultants and project team with regard to concept development, design presentations, project management, construction administration & installation

  • Develop design sketches, layouts and details based on initial sketches in tandem with team and Principal

  • Manage and review construction documents

  • Review engineering and other consultant drawings to ensure they comply with design intention

  • Lead design and implementation of custom furniture and millwork

  • Research, source and select FF&E and FF&A for projects

  • Oversee preparation of client FF&E and FF&A budgets and specifications

  • Prepare specifications and schedules with accurate product information for all furniture, lighting and materials

  • Ensure that all presentation materials and project documents meet RBD standard

  • Participate in site meetings with owner, consultants and contractors including installation

  • Efficiently manage and delegate to designers, design assistants, and interns on project team; demonstrate strong managerial, leadership and communication skills; Interact effectively with the RBD design team on multiple concurrent projects

  • Interface with Principal on project design development, design process, and project progress

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in Interior Design, Architecture or related field

  • 8+ years of interior design experience in residential or hospitality design

  • Extensive knowledge of design principles, aesthetics, and space planning methodology and ability to independently drive a project from start to finish

  • Extensive knowledge of furnishings and finishes

  • Extensive knowledge of interior architectural detailing 

  • Extensive knowledge of Construction Documents and procedures

  • Extensive knowledge of budget preparation, tracking, and management

  • Extensive knowledge of AutoCAD and InDesign

  • Extensive knowledge of custom furniture and millwork design

  • Proficient rendering skills; hand sketching a plus

  • Familiarity with local residential building codes 

  • Familiarity in Sketch-Up and Studio Designer a plus

  • Minimum of 3 days in San Francisco office per week

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination

  • A love for interior design, the design process, & client services

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