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Project Designer – Level II: Corporate Interiors / Retail

Kahn Architecture & Design Kahn Architecture & Design Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, May 9 '22Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Kahn Architecture is a mid-sized, interiors-focused architecture firm and in search of a Project Designer with 6-10 years’ experience in commercial office design and/or retail design.

The Project Designer candidate will work directly with the design team on the firm’s corporate accounts. Successful candidates must have strong skills in space planning and design development including the ability to create diversified design concepts and coordinating with the design team on furniture, finishes, and materials selection for a variety of client types.

This role functions as a member of the team and is responsible for be engaged in all design aspects of projects – programming, planning, and coordination with architectural team – to deliver the highest quality of work meeting our client’s expectations. It is important that candidates maintain excellent client and vendor relationships, have clear communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple design projects efficiently.

Our firm is seeking someone who:

  • Participates in programming and pre-planning design analysis.
  • Possesses a strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, furniture systems, and specifications.
  • Is capable and has a creative approach to the use of colors and materials with outstanding graphic presentation skills.
  • Understands budgets, schedules, and fees for a project.
  • Has the proven ability to self-manage under pressure while overseeing and mentoring junior designers in a fast-paced environment.
  • Has computer graphic design and 3D rendering skills (i.e., Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp; 3ds Max, etc.)

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 years of design experience with at least 4 years in corporate interiors and/or retail design for NYC-based projects
  • Project experience in all phases of design
  • A professional degree in architecture or interior design
  • Fluent in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite (Other design-related programs are a plus)
  • Highly organized with an attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • New York/Tri-State area resident preferred
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or already possess a work visa for working in the U.S.

Please submit your resume and portfolio to Careers@KahnArchitecture.com including a cover letter with salary requirements. No phone calls please.

At Kahn Architecture, we seek dedicated professionals to be part of a very dynamic team. Our strengths rely on each team member engaging each other and communicating at high levels throughout the project process. We promote the interaction with clients by each team member. We offer AIA credits through lunch-and-learns as well as NCARB support for all aspiring architects. Our mentorship program includes the interaction of senior members of the firm including firm owners with all staff directly. Each staff’s personal and professional growth is important to our firm. There is always a conduit to be heard and a plan to be made for successful careers at Kahn Architecture. Our company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including options for medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, flexible spending plan, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 401K, and performance-based bonuses. Salary is commensurate with experience and motivation.

About Kahn Architecture

KAHN architecture is a certified women’s owned business, founded in 2005 by the wife and husband team of Heidi and Michael Kahn. With a strong approach in balancing design and overall costs of a project, the firm’s mission is bringing people together to create successful environments that support a client’s brand, business, and real estate goals. Kahn Architecture is licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. A winner of the SMART CEO Future 50 Awards for “Emerging Growth” and the 2018 Torch Foundation’s Leadership award for Design.   Heidi Kahn and the firm have also received distinction from the New York Business Journal as ‘Women of Influence’, the US Small Business Administration, named as the 2016 US SBA New York City District Office Women Business Champion, and Inc Top 500 | 5000 list of fastest growing companies. A member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the firm is WBE-certified by WBENC, New York State, New York City, and Port Authority of NY/NJ.

Kahn Architecture is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer, fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to providing an environment where all employees are valued, included, engaged, and respected for who they are and their contributions to our mission.

To learn more about our firm, projects, and client list, please visit www.KahnArchitecture.com.

 

careers@kahnarchitecture.com


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