Interior Designer - Senior

Gensler Gensler Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 13 '22Posted on:

Your Role 

As a Gensler Senior Interior Designer in our Tech practice area, your job is to combine creativity and technical skills with a thorough understanding of the Design and Production process, in order to produce highly creative, environmentally conscious and budget responsive spaces for clients. You should have exceptional design skills, a background in Tech workplace design or interior architecture and a portfolio of innovative design concepts.   

You must be an integral part of your teams and actively foster a respectful, creative and inspiring design environment.   

What You Will Do 

  • Lead interior design assignments that include detailed programming, conceptual design, space planning, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. 

  • Provide strategically minded design support for organization, production and execution of design projects. 

  • Participate in seamless collaboration with internal/external core & shell teams, professional consultants and other strategic partners. 

  • Lead the FF&E scope of the project. This would include furniture sourcing and selection, preparing systems/ancillary presentation packages and specifications, selection of materials and finishes, and on-going coordination with furniture vendors through a bidding process or negotiated contract and installation. 

  • Participate in design iterations with team members in generating, 3D modeling, utilizing Revit, Sketchup, Enscape and/or other modeling or rendering software in conjunction with Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Lead and participate in generating interior architectural, finish and reflected ceiling plans, elevations and details along with corresponding specifications and schedules. 

  • Work with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators to realize design and budgetary goals of the client. 

  • Guide and mentor junior designers and work in a collaborative manner with other design and technical staff 

  • Help to build, nurture and sustain client relationships in the Tech industry 

  • Lead and contribute to office activities, help communicate key firm initiatives and learning programs 

  • Work closely with your team and across the office and firm, to promote and model an inter-disciplinary design approach that enhances Gensler’s culture of design quality and excellence. 

Your Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture  

  • 10+ years of relevant interior design experience in corporate workplace with corresponding portfolio demonstrating various phases of project work.  Be prepared to show examples of Programming, Schematic, & Design Development, CD’s as well as finished project photos.  

  • Ability to communicate and present design concepts and rationales.  Ability to iterate to address client requests, budget considerations, existing or new architectural opportunities or constraints or other impacts on design concept. 

  • NCIDQ certified is required

  • Knowledge of sustainable and universal design concepts.  Proficient in Revit, SketchUp, Enscape, Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD and/or other modeling software.  

  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and proper specifications and procurement of same. 

  • Graphics and visualization skills to effectively communicate design ideas. 

  • Flexibility to focus on a single client with multiple project typologies or multiple projects in various stages of development 

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 


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Please utilize the above link to submit your application including an updated portfolio of your work.   

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