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Sponsor Spotlight – ZGF Architects

Company Name: ZGF Architects
Your Name: Janel Fausti
Position/Years: Principal, Interior Designer / 25 years
IIDA member since: 1999
IIDA Oregon Chapter Board? IIDA Oregon Past President, IIDA Oregon VP Government Affairs, IIDA Oregon Awards Committee Chair, and IIDA Oregon Annual Fundraiser Committee Chair.

ZGF Architects is a design firm with a focus on architecture, interior design, and urban design. Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, our practice connects communities and is committed to the stewardship of place, people, and the environment.

Favorite IIDA event and why?
The Annual Celebration. It showcases our chapter’s breadth and ability to bring everyone together. I enjoy seeing what’s been accomplished and meeting the next leadership class.

What is your favorite product/service offered by your company and why?
The incorporation of environmental graphics into our projects. It enhances the story and identity of a space, giving users a really immersive experience. 

What aspect of your company are you most proud of and why?
Our integration of interiors and architecture practices. This holistic approach creates an environment to work as one team—and the quality of our design, experience of our team, and results for our clients are all better for it.

 What value do you see in being an IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Sponsor?
It’s really about supporting all interior designers in the state of Oregon and nurturing the future of our profession. IIDA has great momentum in expanding their reach across the state and ZGF is proud to support those efforts.

What impact do you see the IIDA Oregon Chapter having on the A&D community in Oregon?
What I really love about our chapter is that there’s an amazing community invested in supporting each other. I’ve experienced so much personal and career growth as an IIDA member. From the contacts and long-term relationships I’ve made to the business strategy I learned during my time as a chapter President. I truly believe the opportunities offered by our chapter are exponential.  

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?
Deep in the woods on an obscure trail or behind my sewing machine creating another contemporary quilt.

What does interior design legislation mean to you and/or your company?
The recently published AIA revised position on the licensure of Interior Design is encouraging for interior designers in Oregon and across the nation.  While Oregon licensure would provide the recognition that we as Interior Designers deserve and that acknowledgement of our professional skills would be gratifying, licensure is ultimately about ensuring the health, safety and welfare for users and providing accountability and best practices for clients. Advancement of the interior design profession on any level is satisfying to me, but licensure in Oregon would be monumental for the profession at large.

INTERIOR DESIGNER LEVEL 1 | Bora Architecture & Interiors

Bora Architecture & Interiors is seeking energetic, self-motivated interior design professionals who share our values of positive social impact, sustainable innovation and forward-thinking design to join our growing practice in Portland. 

The ideal candidate will bring 3-5 years of interior design experience, with an enthusiasm for the design process, an ambition to learn and grow and a commitment to actively contributing to our creative and equitable firm culture. 

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of professional interior design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture
  • Knowledge of specifications and construction documentation
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Revit and Enscape
  • Excellent visual, verbal and written communication 
  • Self-motivated with strong organization and time management 
  • Familiar with healthy material criteria

Roles and Responsibilities: 

The Interior Designer I position will typically:

  • Assist with presentations to convey design intent
  • Collaborate with design teams to develop detailed design solutions with direction from project leaders
  • Research and generate furniture concepts
  • Develop construction documents and specifications with direction from project leaders
  • Research and assemble material palettes with a focus on healthy material criteria

Compensation and Benefits: 

We care about the wellness of your whole person, both within and outside of work. As such, Bora is proud to support its employees with a robust benefits package which includes: 

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k)
  • Pre-tax TriMet Hop Fastpass
  • In-office bike storage
  • Licensure exam and AXP support
  • Continuing education access 
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Use of the Bora Beach House

To Apply:

Please send your letter of interest, resume and portfolio to careers@bora.co.  In order to counter implicit bias in our recruitment process, we ask that candidates not include head shots in their application.

Click here to learn more.

INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN | Bora Architecture & Interiors

Bora Architecture & Interiors is seeking energetic, self-motivated interior design professionals who share our values of positive social impact, sustainable innovation and forward-thinking design to join our growing practice in Portland. 

The ideal candidate will bring up to two years of interior design experience, with an enthusiasm for the design process, an ambition to learn and grow and a commitment to actively contribute to our creative and equitable firm culture. 

Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of professional interior design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent visual, verbal, and written communication
  • Ability to meet project deadlines in a collaborative team environment and complete a multitude of tasks
  • Self-motivated with strong organization and time management 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Interior Design Intern position will typically:

  • Utilize skills to create clear drawings, diagrams and renderings
  • Research and assist with building material palettes with a focus on healthy material criteria
  • Collaborate with manufacturers and acquire physical samples 
  • Collaborate with team members to develop the design and meet technical goals 
  • Assist in the research and specification of furniture 

Compensation and Benefits: 

We care about the wellness of your whole person, both within and outside of work. As such, Bora is proud to support its employees with a robust benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) 
  • Pre-tax TriMet Hop Fastpass
  • In-office bike storage
  • Licensure exam and AXP support
  • Continuing education access
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Use of the Bora Beach House

To Apply:

Please send your letter of interest, resume and portfolio to careers@bora.co. In order to counter implicit bias in our recruitment process, we ask that candidates not include head shots in their application materials
Click here to learn more.

INTERIOR DESIGNER | LSW Architects

LSW Architects, Interior Studio – Interior Designer Position
January 2022

As an Interior Designer as part of the LSW Interior Studio, you bring a heightened level of creativity, authentic passion, and expertise in planning, designing, and furnishing an array of life-giving interior spaces across various building types and uses including, but not limited to, commercial office, creative office, tenant improvements and adaptive reuse, medical office and wellness, K-20 education, mixed-use, and multifamily. Supporting an array of dynamic project types, clientele, and industry sectors, you maintain a high level of comfort and ability in both design and presentation drafting of various interior design projects at various phases, including schematic design and design development. An integral part of a growing interiors team, you are able to communicate openly and clearly with current and potential clients, providing confidence in your ability to actively problem solve, identify unique design solutions, and both support and lead project scoping and proposal drafting. You have passion and drive to provide maximum value and impact for LSW’s clients and partners, delivering truly impactful spaces that are visionary, welcoming, inclusive, safe, and inspiring.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, CIDA Accredited
– 5 years (minimum) professional design experience
– Experience in Commercial Office Tenant Improvement required
– Experience in Healthcare design preferred
– Experienced in all phases of project design
– Familiar with building codes and permitting processes
– Concept development and interior detailing
– Strong understanding of interior materials
– Experience proposal writing and submission preferred
– Experience in new client/business development preferred
– Experience with project QA/QC
– Proficient in Revit
– Proficiency in 3D modeling, visualization, and graphic software (Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Bluebeam)
– Experience with FFE specifications and purchasing preferred
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Collaborative and professional work ethic; Ability to work closely with teams across the firm
– NCIDQ certification preferred
– WELL AP preferred

To apply, please send us your portfolio, resume, and a letter introducing yourself to
hello@lsw-architects.com.

HEALTHCARE PM / PROJECT ARCHITECT | PKA Architects

Healthcare Architecture Project Manager/Project Architect
(Portland, OR)

Petersen Kolberg & Associates (PKA) is a regional architectural firm located in Portland, Oregon with a strong focus in the healthcare industry. We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager/Project Architect (PM/PA) who can work with our diverse healthcare client base and lead successful design and construction projects. PKA is looking for an individual who can manage projects with clients.  Meaning someone comfortable working with healthcare leadership, leading design efforts with user groups, and participating in the construction delivery process.

The primary function of the PM/PA will be to lead and design and manage projects.  The expectation is that this individual will be a primary contact for the client, will manage all aspects of the project design, medical planning, and construction administration, and will coordinate and lead the internal drafting and production teams.  The PM/PA would possess qualifications that include:

  • 7+ years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams for relevant healthcare-focused clients and facilities.
  • Capability to be the PKA representative for certain clients. Experience sustaining and growing client business.
  • Experience in participating on interview teams, developing RFP responses, master facility planning, program development, Lean project delivery, patient-centered design, building design & detailing, and construction administration is a plus as well.

Other minimum qualifications include:

  • Extensive knowledge of medical planning and modern healthcare delivery.
  • Deep understanding of Facility Guidelines Institute rules, as well as relevant NFPA codes.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, have keen attention to detail, and be able to communicate (verbally, written, and graphically) exceptionally well.
  • LEED accreditation, AHP membership, EDAC, or other related activities are beneficial.

PKA is a dynamic and collaborative work environment that encourages excellence and client service.  Our culture requires an individual in this position to take ownership of projects and set the tone for team participation and contribution.  PKA is excited about adding talented, driven, and highly productive staff to our team!

PKA offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, and paid time off (PTO).

To apply click here.

INTERIOR DESIGNER | PKA Architects

Interior Designer
(Portland, OR)

Petersen Kolberg & Associates (PKA) is a regional architectural firm located in Portland, Oregon with a strong focus in the healthcare industry and a wide client base. We are currently seeking a full-time interior designer to join the PKA Interiors studio. We are looking for a creative and energetic individual who has a passion for architecture and design and who also desires to be a part of a collaborative, integrated team. The position requires superb communication skills, the ability to take ownership and drive project process, and the ability to thrive in a team environment.

Job Description and role

  • Work with the team to help develop ideas and finish concepts with mentoring opportunities
  • Design and documentation of graphic project elements such as digital modeling using Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup, etc. to produce graphic design concepts and presentation documents
  • Preliminary space plan and furniture plan development
  • Adapt to a range of various tasks including rudimentary interior design assignments to collaboration with project design and developing construction documents
  • Participate in researching finish materials and maintaining a current materials library
  • Preparation of finish specifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Interior Design
  • Strong graphic design skills and artistic abilities including proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign
  • Experience with Revit, Bluebeam, Sketchup, AutoCAD and other modeling programs
  • 4+ years of experience in Commercial Interior Design or at an Architectural firm
  • Experience with the design of healthcare environments
  • Basic understanding of architectural design, interior design, and construction principles
  • Experience with the production of design and construction documentation including specifications
  • Experience with the research of materials and applications for both interior and exterior of buildings is desirable
  • Experience in the selection and specification of FF&E required
  • General knowledge of relevant building construction codes & standards [FGI, OAR, ADA, etc] and other regulatory requirements
  • Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication skills

Other Qualities

  • Flexible and Proactive
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive with the ability to organize tasks efficiently
  • Collaborative and adaptive with team members and tasks
  • Creative problem solver
  • Detail-oriented

PKA Architects offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, and paid time off (PTO).

To apply click here.