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HOUSING INTERIORS PROJECT MANAGER | LRS Architects

ABOUT THE POSITION:
LRS Architects is searching for an experienced Interior Project Manager to join our award-winning Senior Living and Multifamily teams in Portland, Oregon and/or Bend, Oregon. As a bustling office filled with creative designers, we’re looking for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment. Our ideal candidate is organized and experienced in Senior Living, Multifamily, and or Hospitality Design. Someone who can work independently and as part of a team, with the ability to balance several projects in various stages of development. Most importantly, we’re looking for someone who can both guide the big ideas and execute the finer details.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Leading interior design teams and collaborating with architecture teams
• Performing a variety of tasks for projects including programming, conceptual design, design development, production and review of construction contract documents, and contract administration
• Coordinating drawings and deliverable packages at all phases and reviewing work by junior designers.
• Working with consultants, contractors, vendors, and product reps to meet overall project objectives
• Contributing to client presentations and meetings
• Writing project fees, contracts, and schedules
• Maintaining client relationships and leading communications
• Management of project budgets and project team assignments
• Provide quality assurance oversight for all project documentation
• Performing additional tasks to meet project goals

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design
• 8-10 years minimum experience at an architecture firm with integrated interiors or at an interior design firm
• Experience putting together construction documents
• Relevant experience with corporate clients in senior living, multifamily, and/or hospitality is preferred.
• Preferred experience with FF&E design and specialty lighting selection
• Preferred intermediate REVIT skills

ABOUT US:
We’re a passionate group. We believe in innovation, collaboration, and the people who make both possible. We hire for long term cultural fit and not for specific projects. Our cultural philosophy is rooted in compassion and camaraderie, and each day we strive to create a better environment for ourselves and for those we serve. We prioritize education, empowerment, and a work-life balance. Wellbeing is our top priority, in our work and in our culture, because good design isn’t just about aesthetic. Our balanced, holistic approach fuse’s function and beauty to create meaningful places for people. In this ever-changing world we live in, LRS strives to continually adapt our work styles and habits. We have embraced flexible schedules and a Hybrid work style which allows individuals to work a combination of “remotely” and “in the office”.

Voted a Top Place to Work six years running, we offer a generous benefits package and a fun, casual work environment. Check out our Instagram @lrsarchitects!

For more information or to apply for this position, please visit our website: https://lrsarchitects.com/workwithus/

INTERIOR DESIGNER | Carleton Hart Architecture

Carleton Hart Architecture (CHA) is a mission-driven architecture firm that strives for innovative and equitable solutions to design challenges. Founded in 1994, CHA is passionate about design and community-building through our work in affordable housing, historic preservation, public, commercial, institutional and spiritual projects. With our mission of inspiring community through design, CHA believes thoughtful architecture can transcend material and form to strengthen bonds between people and enrich lives. A certified B Corporation® and Just organization providing architecture, planning, and interior design, we are a dynamic team of problem solvers who share a commitment to developing projects that have a positive social and environmental impact.

SALARY & BENEFITS
Carleton Hart Architecture offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including 401k employer contributions, company paid medical, vision, dental, and short-term/long-term disabilities insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), 15 paid holidays (including five designated Mental Health Days), transit passes, and incentives for other sustainable commuting.

CULTURE
CHA believes in staff development, open participation, and encourages staff to be involved in firm initiatives. In-house committees allow staff to focus on areas of interest and have an influence on office operations. We provide financial support for continuing education and our Innovation Lab grant offers opportunities for independent research projects. As an office, we participate in a variety of community service activities throughout the year and support individual efforts through paid time for volunteering at area service organizations. We encourage a positive team-minded work environment with frequent company events and celebrations.

THE POSITION
We are looking for an interior designer that can lead interior design through a range of project sizes and types from concept through completion with guidance from the project team, consult on interiors scope, and manage our in-office material library. CHA is a collaborative environment where your ability to communicate clearly, think strategically, and work collaboratively with others is essential. We value design skills, technical expertise, creative thinking, good team players, and people with the desire to keep learning and explore what architecture can do.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design from a CIDA accredited school of design.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the commercial or multi-family design industry.
  • Considerable experience in programming, planning principles and material research and selection.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational and technical skills.
  • Revit proficiency required. Experience with Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Suite and Bluebeam.
  • Project experience in all stages of projects from programming through Construction Administration.

PREFERENCES

  • NCIDQ qualification.
  • Sustainability credentials such as LEED AP, CPHD, WELL.
  • Familiarity with the Oregon Building Codes and State and Federal Accessibility Codes.
  • Experience with rendering software, Enscape preferred.
  • Experience managing Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) projects from design through procurement and install.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead interior design project design from concept through construction documents.
  • Research building code requirements and coordinate with the project design.
  • Coordinate and correspond with public agencies to obtain building permits.
  • Research, develop, and coordinate production of interior design drawings and details specific to the project from concept design through construction document phase.
  • Review interior design drawings for document coordination, quality, clarity, and commitment to client and CHA standards.
  • Participate in coordination of specifications with project design.
  • Coordinate consultant drawings and technical information.
  • Lead issuance of bid set, addendum and conformance set.
  • Lead Construction Administration for interior design projects.
  • Communicate project deadlines, project milestones, staffing needs and changes with entire team.
  • Lead communication with the client regarding FF&E.
  • Generate FF&E specifications for projects and coordinate with FF&E vendors for pricing and procurement.
  • Perform product research and communicate with vendors and manufacturers.
  • Maintain CHA’s materials library.
  • Research commercial real estate market trends and create business development opportunities within the real estate industry.
  • Prepare presentations and renderings using digital rendering software and/or by hand rendering.
  • Present/lead in internal team and client meetings.
  • Participate in industry events.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send cover letter, resume, and portfolio to careers@carletonhart.com. Please no follow up phone calls, walk-ins, or emails.

Carleton Hart Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability, age, genetic information, veteran or active military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, domestic partnership, family status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We have consistent policies and practices to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, rates of pay, promoting, access to training, termination, and terms of conditions of employment. 

INTERIOR DESIGNER | BBT Architects

ABOUT BBT ARCHITECTS:
Over the past 40 years, BBT Architects has developed a dynamic architectural practice with a diverse portfolio of public, commercial, interior design, and planning projects. Across the state of Oregon, we have developed a reputation for a thoughtful approach that promotes meaningful interactions. Our collaborative process focuses on conversation and curiosity. We believe that embedding these ideas in our every action makes for better design, a more vibrant work culture, and enduring client relationships. As community members and community makers, our team is motivated and passionate about creating spaces that connect people to place while preserving resources.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
We have an immediate opening for a full-time Interior Designer. The position requires 3-5 years of experience in interior design and/or architectural design with an interest in practicing interior design. You must possess sound knowledge of interior architecture principles and practices and will act as an interior designer in a holistic way with project teams from initial programming and spatial concepts to technical construction documents and specifications. The ability to communicate and collaborate with the project team and adjust to changing project requirements is critical. Excellent design, written, and verbal communication skills are essential. K-12, higher education, and/or TI experience is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Programming and Space Planning in early stages of a project
  • Opportunities to participate in early design stages on interesting design problems and projects
  • Work with team to envision the concept story, project narrative, and graphics for concept and design development presentations
  • Work with team to develop the architectural interior in alignment with overall client project goals while assisting in design, graphics, documentation, and coordination of interior elements
  • Selection and specification of hardware and accessories
  • Documentation of design concepts and interior detailing throughout the design process
  • Communication and coordination with architectural team, contractor, consultants, building owner and/or representative
  • Design, selection, and specification of interior casework and furnishings
  • Design, selection, and specification of lighting and electrical fixtures
  • Maintain vendor and material library

SKILLS:

  • Proficient: Revit and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Sketchup, Enscape, SpecLink, and Smartsheet preferred
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Highly developed design and documentation skills
  • Experience on large commercial and institutional preferred

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design/Architecture
  • Excellent presentation skills and strong communication with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills, prioritizes and handles multiple deadlines with no hesitation
  • K-12, higher education, and TI experience is a plus
  • LEED accreditation or WELL AP is a plus
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

WHAT WE OFFER:
Our culture is team oriented and collaborative. We value hardworking people who are fun to work with and who have a positive impact on those around them. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a robust benefits package. Benefits package includes health, vision, dental, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, optional cafeteria plan, and a retirement plan with company contributions.

BBT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to developing a diverse team and cultivating an inclusive environment.

For more information about BBT, please visit us at www.bbtarchitects.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

TO APPLY:
For consideration, please submit cover letter (stating availability), resume (please do not include a headshot), and portfolio in a single PDF of no more than 10 MB to employment@bbtarchitects.com, with “Interior Designer” in the subject line.

Membership Spotlight: Toshiro Tsuha

Name: Toshiro Tsuha
Company/Position: Scott Edwards Architecture – Interiors Project Assistant
IIDA member since: 2022

Why are you a member of IIDA?
I became a member to connect and learn from a supportive community that understands my passion for interior design. Since joining, I’ve had a tremendous amount of support and acknowledgement in my efforts to advance my career as a designer from my colleagues at IIDA. It means a lot to me to know that there are people in my corner that want to help and see me succeed, and I’d like to do the same for others.

What is your favorite IIDA event?
Happy Hour! There’s nothing better than getting together with your colleagues to mingle and socialize. It’s also nice to catch up with other professionals and friends you haven’t seen in a while. These events are where the cross-pollination of ideas amongst your peers transpire and the information you take away from those conversations may spark a new perspective!

Tell us a bit about your creative process:
It all starts with inspiration. Whether it’s a color, place, or thing, I lean into the feeling that the subject invokes and visualize what it would look like. Aesthetics immediately come into play and I start to assemble a mental mood board. Things really start to take off when I begin to develop a preliminary FF&E. 

What is your favorite design magazine/blog?
I love Resident Advisor! It is an online magazine dedicated to showcase underground electronic music from around the globe. Music plays a significant role in my life and influences my creative process. Resident Advisor is usually where I discover emerging artists and new music to listen to ranging anywhere from organic house to minimal techno.

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?:
You can find me sharpening my photography skills. I enjoy taking pictures of neon signs, light trails and cityscapes in the urban night. After the sun sets, the city becomes its “true self,” where stale scenes by day turn ominous and fascinating at night. You might also find me photo editing at a local coffee shop around Portland.

INTERIOR DESIGNER | Blaise Cacciola Architect

Blaise Cacciola Architect is looking to strengthen and grow our team with a talented Interior Designer.  We are looking for someone to work closely with our designers and architects on a variety of projects that include workplace, healthcare, pharma and biotech laboratories.

If you thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment and would enjoy the benefits of working with a small boutique firm that fosters leadership and professional growth submit an application and let’s chat.

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a commercial design firm, architecture, or related design position.
  • Revit and AutoCAD proficiency
  • SketchUp, Adobe and Enscape a plus
  • Interior Design degree from a CIDA accredited program
  • NCIDQ or working towards certification

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the design team to create innovative design solutions, renderings and graphics.
  • Research and assist with selection of finishes and materials and prepare presentations
  • Contribute to the production of construction documents including early phase schematic drawings to working plans, elevations and interior details
  • Research and assist with the selection of FF&E and accessories packages for project specifications
  • Develop and maintain good client, consultant, and contractor relationships
  • Review shop drawings for design intent
  • Assist with sample library upkeep and foster positive vender relationships
  • Manage individual tasks to fit within the overall project schedule

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Matching 401K savings plan & Health Insurance Benefits
  • Support with exams and licensing
  • Flexible, family friendly schedule

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to admin@bca‐architect.com.

INTERIOR DESIGNER II | Ankrom Moisan

Ankrom Moisan Interiors offers an energetic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial culture. As of 2021, AMI was ranked 90 out of 100 on the Interior Design Giants List, and we cannot wait to find out where we will be in 2022. We have three physical offices: Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and San Francisco, California; our Hybrid Work Policy enables employees to work remotely as well. You’ll find our projects, mainly along the West Coast, featured in the markets of Urban Living, Student Housing, Senior Communities, Healthcare, Hospitality, Workplace and Retail. Join us and see what the fun is all about.

A creative and inquisitive Interior Designer II with a passion for design excellence is needed to join our Interiors team in Portland, Oregon. Our ideal candidate is one who is entrepreneurial in nature and loves collaborating with others. Our team of creative and curious people is seeking someone who is interested in leveraging their skills and talents across a variety of projects.

What you will do:

  • With the mentorship of a lead designer, you will assist in drawing production, developing design concepts, creating presentations, selecting materials and finishes and participate in client presentations and project discussions.
  • Support development of design and technical solutions for projects at all phases, from conception through construction administration.
  • Develop creative solutions independently and collaboratively.
  • Take on new responsibilities and challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Propose, listen to, and encourage an inclusive, supportive workplace culture.

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a design or architectural firm.
  • Accredited degree in Interior Design.
  • Basic knowledge of Revit, Enscape and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • great visual, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized.
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work independently or within a team.

To apply, click here!

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER | Ankrom Moisan

Ankrom Moisan Interiors offers an energetic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial culture. As of 2021, AMI was ranked 90 out of 100 on the Interior Design Giants List, and we cannot wait to find out where we will be in 2022. We have three physical offices: Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and San Francisco, California; our Hybrid Work Policy enables employees to work remotely as well. You’ll find our projects, mainly along the West Coast, featured in the markets of Urban Living, Student Housing, Senior Communities, Healthcare, Hospitality, Workplace and Retail. Join us and see what the fun is all about.

Our award-winning multifamily and senior communities’ teams are looking for a Senior Interior Designer. Our vibrant office is filled with creative designers, so we need someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment. Ideally, you will be able to work independently and as part of a team, with the ability to balance several projects from concept to completion. Additionally, we are looking for someone who can carry out big ideas and guide smaller details simultaneously.

What you will do:

  • Coordinating drawings and deliverable packages at all phases while performing a variety of tasks for projects such as conceptual design, design development, production and review of construction contract documents, and contract administration.
  • Acutely understand the needs of housing clients in a wide range of projects, including high-rise, mixed-use, multifamily, permanent supportive housing, student housing, and senior living.
  • Lead the creation of strong and innovative design concepts for a range of housing project types in a variety of settings.
  • Management of client projects, project and team organization.
  • Initiatives to resolve challenging technical and design problems.
  • Maintaining client relationships and managing communications.
  • Coordinating project budgets and team assignments.
  • Overseeing project documentation for quality assurance.

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years working in the Housing Market Sector.
  • Accredited degree in Interior Design.
  • Knowledge of specifications and construction documentation.
  • Intermediate to advanced REVIT skills.
  • Enscape and Adobe Creative Suite experience.
  • Effective visual, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Ability to inspire designers and clients

To apply, click here!