Senior Associate Interior Design

Laney LA Laney LA Diversity Badge Employer:
Hermosa Beach, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 2 '22Posted on:


Laney LA is a multidisciplinary architecture studio dedicated to collaborative craft and timeless design. The studio seeks to create work that speaks powerfully - sparking a dialogue between enduring architecture and its evolving environment. Moreover, as a place where diverse minds gather, Laney LA is committed to fostering both critical discourse and a vibrant culture. With specialties in residential, commercial, and interior architecture, the studio has created a unique architectural process - one rooted in both experience and meaning. 


The five essential responsibilities of this role are the following: 

1. Design: The Interior Design Senior Associate is responsible for establishing exceptional design concepts and ensuring design excellence on multiple interior residential and commercial projects. 

2. Documentation: The Interior Design Senior Associate is responsible for managing a high volume of projects and must have significant experience in producing comprehensive documentation sets. This requires possessing a passion for producing in 2D and 3D software, redlining, and ensuring high quality deliverables. 

3. Client & Consultation Communication: The Interior Design Senior Associate is responsible for ensuring client satisfaction through white glove service, timely and professional communication, and prioritized coordination. The Interior Design Senior Associate must also effectively coordinate outside consultants, vendors, and contractors in order to achieve project schedule and design intent goals. 

4. Work Plan: The Interior Design Senior Associate is responsible for ensuring all projects are “On-track” for client satisfaction, design excellence, man hours, schedule, and invoicing. This requires deep expertise in the management of a critical path, and an ability to quickly master in-house project management tools. 

5. Lead, Manage and Hold Accountable: The final responsibility of the Interior Design Senior Associate is to lead, manage, and hold accountable a team of interior designers and associates. To do this well, the Interior Design Senior Associate must clearly comprehend the Laney LA vision and core values and commit to coaching individuals in an effort to help them go farther than they could on their own. 


We believe that a cultural fit is the highest priority. Therefore, we have outlined several items that define our studio culture. 

Laney LA shares the following five core values. 

• Designer’s Passion: We demand creative energy in all ventures 

• Servant’s Heart: We embrace the art of service 

• Rookie’s Advantage: We pursue a steep learning curve 

• Detective’s Curiosity: We demonstrate active listening 

• Warrior’s Spirit: We overcome obstacles with bravery 


• 10-15 years of experience in high-end residential, commercial, and interiors projects at all phases of the project life cycle 

• Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Interior Design, or a relevant professional degree 

• Deep expertise in construction documentation 

• Working knowledge of ArchiCAD, or a committed interest to learn and master it 

• The ability to visually communicate design through drawings, diagrams, and details with expertise and precision 

• Experience leading teams 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

• Strong leadership and self-motivation 

• Excellent delegation skills 

• Highly skilled technically 

• High level of intrinsic design competence 

• Experience with assembling highly complex drawing sets 

• Good awareness of design, industry trends, materials, and the aptitude to translate these ideas 

• Punctual & organized 

• Knowledge of California Building Codes 


• Competitive salary 

• Health & dental benefits 

• 401(K) Plan with 4% match 

• Paid vacation & holidays 

• Sick leave 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. 


How To Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples as PDF attachments to with the specific job title in the subject line. Limit file sizes to 10MB.

Back to Job List...

  • ×Search in: