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INTERIOR DESIGNER | Opsis Architecture

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Opsis Architecture, LLP is a leading Northwest firm combining a commitment to design excellence with a passion for innovative sustainable solutions. Our open and collaborative environment encourages energetic interaction, shared vision making and a strong sense of community. Our practice ranges from Higher Education and Cultural Arts to Community Centers, and Commercial Development, with projects throughout the western states.

As a JUST™ Organization, we are passionate about improving social equity and enhancing employee engagement. The JUST™ designation (through International Living Future Institute) helps us measure and improve our firm’s diversity, equity, safety, worker benefits and stewardship activity. Opsis has been named one of the country’s top 50 architecture firms by Architect magazine.

Opsis is looking for an Interior Designer with 3-5 years of experience to work on a wide variety of project types. Opsis takes great pride in our projects and believes that great environments are created by integrated and engaged design teams. Candidates should anticipate working directly with architectural staff as well as interior design staff on multiple aspects of the design. We hope to find an individual who shares our passion for this work, to fill a full-time position in our dynamic Portland studio.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from an accredited program with minimum of three years’ experience in a professional office. Requires basic knowledge of programming and functional analysis as well as knowledge of space planning principles.  Applies design principles in development and preparation of presentation drawings.  Requires ability to interpret plans and specifications and knowledge of interior code requirements, construction administration procedures and electrical/HVAC systems. The position will be the contact for product representatives, manage the interiors library and perform materials research.

Requirements include:

Strong design skills.

Basic knowledge of building codes and standards.

Revit skills required.

Ability to work on multiple assignments and deadlines.

Ability to work within a team structure including Architects and Consultants.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational skills.

Strong presentation skills.

Knowledge of materials and contract furniture.

LEED Accreditation preferred.

 

Opsis offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package:

Paid time off

Paid family leave policy

Paid holidays (8)

Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance

Short term and long-term disability insurance

Life insurance

Traditional and Roth 401(k) retirement savings plans

Flexible spending account (FSA)

TriMet transportation subsidy

Secure bike storage and shower

Paid architecture license and LEED dues/fees

Paid professional dues (AIA, IIDA, SMPS)

ARE reimbursement

Professional development/continuing education/training policy

Paid volunteer time

 

Opsis Architecture LLP is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For consideration, please submit cover letter, resume and portfolio in PDF format to employment@opsisarch.com.

 

 

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER | Gensler

Your Role

As a Senior Interior Designer in our Portland Gensler office, you are passionate about your craft and combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful spaces for clients. You have exceptional conceptual design skills, a background in architecture or design, and a portfolio of innovative design concepts. You are an integral member of the design team who itches to contribute a point of view and craves participation in conceptual thought process and design exploration. With you as part of our team, interiors have never been so engaging.

What You Will Do

  • Team leader of interior design projects that include programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentation

  • Engage in marketing and business development efforts

  • Participate in the selection and presentation of furniture, furniture systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes, and lighting

  • Generate finish plans, specifications, and material selections needed for construction

  • Provide design support and documentation during completion and execution of design concepts

  • Work with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators

  • Integrate new technology and tools on projects (AR, VR, computational design, etc.)

  • Foster and cultivate a culture of design of the office and strives to elevate design quality on projects. Inspires and mentors teams.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture

  • 10-15 years of interior design experience of varying project types

  • Proficient in Revit, SketchUp, 3D Studio Max and other modeling software programs

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications

  • Graphics and visualization skills to effectively communicate design ideas

  • NCIDQ/CID required

  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required. Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwell and /or Net Zero Building certification.

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 and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees 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.

Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us here. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Source

Company Name: Source
Your Name: Brittany McClain
Local Rep’s Position/Years?: Director of Membership, OAC
IIDA member since: 2019
IIDA Oregon Chapter Board position: Director of Events – Digital Specialist  

Source is the decision engine for commercial construction product selection. We provide industry-leading data, on-demand experts and manufacturer connections needed to make fast and stress-free product decisions. We help firms unlock higher efficiency in their projects by using technology and data, while still preserving the personal connections and tactile experience that is at the heart of the design process. 

What is your favorite IIDA event and why?
I’ve really enjoyed the NEXT breakfast series! It’s a great opportunity to come together and be inspired and challenged by leaders and trailblazers from our community that can help bring out new ideas and inspire new ways to solve design problems.  

What is your favorite product/service offered by your company and why?
I love that we are able to support the local design community by offering research requests. Source is just a phone call or email away when someone is looking to track down a product from a Pinterest photo or needs to find the perfect alternative for a dropped product. Whether the request is big or small, partnering with local designers and reps to deliver solutions is so rewarding! 

 What aspect of your company are you most proud of and why?
I am excited and proud that Source is continuing to invest and grow in both our physical and digital presence. Technology has and will continue to transform the design industry, but the tactical and relationship side of design is something that technology can never fully replace. I am excited to be a part of an organization that sees the value in both of those areas. 

What value do you see in being an IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Sponsor?
Being an annual sponsor of IIDA has allowed Source to foster connections with designers, specifiers, local manufacturers’ reps and students who are interested in furthering the Interior Design industry and making Oregon a great place to work and live. 

 What impact do you see the IIDA Oregon Chapter having on the A&D community in Oregon?
The range of educational and networking opportunities that the IIDA Oregon Chapter has been able to offer the local community is really impressive. I have seen a good balance of events and workshops that benefit a wide range of people; from students to principals.

What gets you excited about design?
The opportunity to inform and inspire people in my community to see the impact that design can have and help advocate for good design to be recognized and poor design to be challenged in a thoughtful and empowering way. 

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?
I love almost any excuse to play outside: hiking, camping, snowboarding, snowshoeing, paddleboarding or fly-fishing…although I’d rather go ice skating than mountain biking :)) When indoors, I can be found mixing (and enjoying) cocktails, expanding my cooking experience while listening to some good music or fanatically watching sports. 

Member Spotlight: MaKayla Page

Name: MaKayla Page
School/Year in School: Oregon State University/ Junior
IIDA member since: 2018, my freshman year.

Favorite IIDA event:

I think I would have to say my favorite event is the student design charette. I first competed in 2020 and was fortunate enough to win 1st place with my team in the Oregon regionals. Although, the preceding competitions were canceled because of the virus that shall not be named. Luckily, IIDA was able to transfer the experience into a remote format for 2021 where my team members and I were selected as 1st place winners in the Oregon region. I am now ready to move on to the next portion of the competition and look forward to the experience. IIDA and the charette has been incredibly impactful on me because I am a first generation high school grad and a first generation college student. Competing in these competitions have given me an immense amount of experience and knowledge of the scope of interior design and of my peers. Winning has given me a great deal of assurance in myself and my capabilities. The experience is stressful and hours pass like minutes, but I love it! I thrive in a collaborative environment and the pressure from the clock helps us create diamonds. 

Why did you choose to study interior design?

After many scholarship essays and applications, I think I have finally figured out the reason I chose interior design. I grew up in an environment where I didn’t always feel safe and I didn’t find much relief until I discovered interior decorating and interior design. I have experienced the effect of interior design on a person’s quality of life on a very personal and deep level. Our built environment is directly connected to our sense of safety and quality of life. Even though I found this career through HGTV, it is much more than what they show you. It is incredibly important, which is something I have learned in my time at OSU. There is psychology, anthropology, sustainability, art, sociology, observational sciences, color theory and so much wrapped up in this career choice. I look at it from a long term, sustainable, human centered and customer point of view. I want to create spaces that make people feel safe, comfortable, special and are unique to their needs that are also beautiful. 

What does being a designer mean to your life?:

I grew up with the identity of an art kid. My family really supported me within the fine arts. My grandfather specifically wanted me in art classes and got me any art supplies I wanted even though we were in a lower socioeconomic class and money was scarce. It never really felt right for me though. Something was off about it and I have come to realize I am much more a design kid than an art kid. Those who are not within these industries don’t really understand the difference or the true connections. Design is more structured and it is much more connected to functionality. It is an iterative process that relies heavily on one of my favorite things, brainstorming. It’s about building and evolving on what we have now. It’s progress. I am also an extremely empathetic person. I always want to help and care for everyone. Being a designer fits my personality like an ever morphing glove. Because of this connection with people and a progress focused career, I get to have an impact on our values and norms of our society. 

What project have you worked on that you are most proud of? Why?

My freshman year OSU offered a two term class where we could renovate a space located on campus. For my particular case it was spaces found in the lobby/ ground floor of a dormitory. We formed teams/ companies then pitched our ideas for the spaces we were interested in to the instructor and those within university housing. My team ended up with the north vestibule. No, this was not our top pick. However, I am thankful it’s the space we ended up with. Our company name was 6th Sense and we worked amazing together! This was the project that really showed me how much I enjoy working collaboratively. We presented several iterations and then those in charge of the project voted on what they liked best. We provided those within the university housing with a painting schedule and specifications for the design. We worked with a local designer to create a feature wall/ sign that reflected the specific communities within the dorm. Our design took hits from reality and we bounced forward. My team was amazing. The end result was gorgeous and I get to hear people on campus talk about how they really like our design thinking it was created by some professional architect. 

What is your personal mantra?:

“Live to be happy.” My grandfather lent me this mantra. It means to know what makes you happy and within our current “hustle culture” to live for now. It keeps you out of the past and too far into the future. It prevents you from living for someone else. It keeps the overall life goal to just be happy, whatever that may be in that point in time.

SENIOR DATA PROCESSOR | Source

SENIOR DATA PROCESSOR

Why Join Us?

Source is the decision engine for commercial construction product selection. We provide industry-leading data, on-demand experts and manufacturer connections needed to make fast and stress-free product decisions. You’ll be working with a team that is creating the new industry-standard product catalog and communication platform for commercial construction product specifications.

What We’re Looking For

As a Source Data Processor, we are looking for a highly organized person who is driven to accomplish our mission and work as part of our strong and dedicated team. You will be primarily responsible for working in spreadsheets, analyzing data, and assigning specific filters to this data. This is a highly valued role and it is integral to our growth and mission. We also deeply value confidentiality and it is mandatory that you can be a trusted, confidential person. The role will involve both data entry and quality control. We’re looking for a team-oriented individual with an incredible eye for detail and a creative mindset that can easily adapt to change. A successful candidate in this role will be adaptable, curious, pragmatic and empathetic.

The Impact You Will Have

  • Organize immense volumes of information and use our proprietary systems to input and assign specific attributes to products
  • Analyze product attributes by visiting manufacturer websites and identifying which specific characteristics are applicable to each product
  • Work with the entire Digital Resources team to meet major milestones and achieve upload goals
  • Collaborate across team and cross-train in all functions of Digital Resources department

Your Experience

  • 1-2 years experience working with interior building materials in some capacity, as well as a general familiarity with and knowledge of interior building materials and their properties
  • Open to change and flexible with changing priorities
  • Robust skills at information collection and management
  • Detail oriented and highly organized, attention to minutiae and detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Proficient at information/data collection, management, and analysis
  • Excellent written & communication skills
  • Excellent PC and MAC skills (Google Suite), with the ability to learn new software
  • Ability to comprehend and adhere to all company wide and department specific policies and procedures
  • Bonus: previous experience in, or building software for, the architecture/design/construction industry

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use keypad and keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Vision to normal range (or corrected).
  • May require longer work hours during high-volume work cycles

Our Core Values  |  Do hard things.

Unable to accept the status quo Accountable to execute Respectful instant feedback Flexible + embrace change Strong + passionate team
Ask questions, find out the why and the how behind the what. Never settle for “that’s the way it is.” And rely on the people around you for help answering your questions. Everyone on the team is working hard, and moving fast, and yet always has time to support each other. We are a team that believes execution eats strategy for breakfast. As a fast paced start up we take calculated risks, and make good investments with our time. We play the long game, flex on strategy when needed, and we always get things done to move the company forward. Treat all people with respect, especially if you don’t yet know their story. We have direct, respectful conversations to hold each other accountable with instant + continuous feedback. At Source the only thing constant is change. If you don’t like the way something works, don’t worry, it won’t be that way for long. And if you do like the way something works, well we have news for you…you may be creating an even better system soon. We nurture strong teams that work hard to execute and put out work that we are proud to tell our clients, investors, our network, and the world about. When possible we shout it from the rooftops. What we do, we do well.

What The Lawyers Make Us Put In

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This position is accountable to the Head of Digital Resources for fulfilling the above responsibilities; provide prompt, courteous, accurate and professional service to staff, members, co-workers and vendor-partners; demonstrate Source’s Core Values at all times.

Sound Like You? Apply now!

Email Cover Letter and Resume to:
Ali Raymond
alexandra@tothesource.com
971.271.6905
921 SW Washington St, #518, Portland, OR 97205
tothesource.com

 

 

 

SENIOR LIVING INTERIOR DESIGNER | LRS Architects

Project Manager

About the Job

We’re searching for an experienced Interior Project Manager to join our award-winning Senior Living team in Portland, 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 and or Healthcare 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:

  • Leading interior design teams
  • 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 staff
  • Working with consultants, contractors, vendors, and product reps to meet overall project objectives
  • Contributing to client presentations and meetings
  • Development of project fees, contracts, and schedules
  • Maintaining client relationships and leading communications
  • Management of project budgets and project team assignments
  • Providing quality assurance oversight for all project documentation
  • Performing additional tasks as required to meet project goals
  • Other duties as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design
  • Experience at an architecture firm with integrated interiors –8 years minimum
  • Experience putting together construction documents
  • Intermediate to advanced REVIT skills
  • Relevant experience with corporate clients in senior living and/or healthcare is required
  • Experience with FF&E design and specialty lighting selection is preferred but not required

About Us

We’re a passionate group. We believe in innovation, collaboration, and the people who make both possible. 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 are inclusive and believe every individual’s participation enhances the end result.  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, but how we interact within a created space.

Voted a Top Place to Work five years running, we offer a generous benefits package with a competitive compensation in 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/

 

Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Solus Inc.

Company Name: Solus Inc.

Your Name: Julie Adams

Local Rep’s Position/Years?: Specification Sales & Marketing, 6 years

Solus is a Portland-based lighting agency founded in 2009 as a partnership between lighting industry veteran, Gary Borrelli, and experienced lighting designer Benjamin Watson. The company has grown to a team of 25 and we are proud to represent 120 top-notch lighting brands. The Specification Team helps interior designers, architects and lighting designers navigate the often-overwhelming series of options in the lighting marketplace to find the best combination of aesthetics, quality, performance and value. We’re here to help you choose the right lighting solution for the application and determine exactly how to integrate that product into the architecture of the project. Our design and construction teams collaborate from initial concept to final installation, with ongoing support from our project management team to ensure projects go off without a hitch. 

What is your favorite IIDA event and why?

I love attending the IIDA Design Excellence Awards each year and seeing all of the inspiring projects coming out of the Oregon chapter. We don’t always get to see the final installations of projects we have supported so it’s exciting to see how they turned out and watch our colleagues from the design community get the recognition they deserve! 

What is your favorite product/service offered by your company and why?

Solus is currently hosting a Spring Virtual Events Series on Thursdays through the end of May. Our lunchtime 4-in-1 Live Zoom events have been a big hit with designers so far. The goal is to remove the monotony of long-winded presentations and keep things fast paced, with participants rotating to a different breakout room every 15 minutes. Lunch is provided through Grubhub and there are many opportunities to win prizes donated by our manufacturers! We also have some Virtual Factory and Showroom Tours on the calendar. 

You can see the full Spring Virtual Events Schedule and a visual recap of what’s been featured so far on our website. We have a wide range of decorative and architectural lighting manufacturers in the line-up including Vibia, Marset, OCL, ALW, Shaper, Sonneman, Tech Lighting and Matrix Mirrors plus virtual tours of the Flos showroom in New York and the Bover factory in Barcelona coming up.

Solus purchased and is renovating The Whole Nine Yards building on East Burnside and we look forward to the future when we can host some outdoor, in-person events as well!

What aspect of your company are you most proud of and why?

I’m very proud of the team I work with at Solus and the sense of family we have. I think of each designer I work with as an extended member of that family. I am always available to personally assist on the hunt for the perfect style for a project but also strive to provide resources that empower designers and make it easier to navigate the many lighting solutions out there. Our new website Solus.com, launched mid-2020, has useful features like a Quick Search Button to Keyword Search the Solus Line Card and an archive of the Friday Five Newsletter, a bi-weekly publication I have been writing for the past 4 years.

What value do you see in being an IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Sponsor?

The IIDA Oregon Chapter builds community and Solus sees the value in supporting and being a part of this community. In the past, I have appreciated the opportunities to socialize and meet IIDA members at the various events and I have enjoyed getting to know the many personalities that have served in leadership positions over the years. I can’t even tell you how much I’ve missed seeing everyone in person over the past year but I value the connections I have made through the IIDA. If we haven’t met yet, please feel free to reach out and say hello! 

What impact do you see the IIDA Oregon Chapter having on the A&D community in Oregon?

I’ve seen firsthand the incredibly talented and hard-working members that make up the IIDA Oregon Chapter. I see the benefits of bringing the community together to network and inspire, providing mentorship for emerging professionals, and keeping a focus on advocacy and legislation to recognize commercial interior design as a profession in Oregon. This organization has a large sphere of influence and I’m constantly impressed and inspired by our local chapter. It is very clear that everyone involved does it for the love of it!

What is your personal mantra?

Less is more. I like clean and simple design that focuses on quality materials that will last. I’m also the person at parties who goes around dimming the overhead lights and turning on the table lamps and floor lamps to set the mood. 

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?

You’ll most likely find me at a local skatepark shredding a bowl in my roller skates with two closest friends. Check out #skatepalette on Instagram to see a fun intersection of design and roller skate culture.

Member Spotlight: Liz Taylor

Name: Liz Taylor
Company/Position/Years: Pental Tile Rep / 3 years
IIDA member since: 2019

Why are you a member of IIDA?
Because it gives me great insights into this amazing design community. I became the Pental A&D Account Rep at the end of 2019 and just really started getting out and active in the community right before the pandemic hit. IIDA is a great way for reps to connect with designers. 

Favorite IIDA event:
An event that really stands out in my head was the 2020 NEXT breakfast keynote, The Myth of Empathy, which was very thought provoking. And of course I had the best time participating in one of the Happy Hours last year. I look forward to doing that again!! 

What are you currently working on?
I just moved into a 1930’s farm house so I imagine I will be working on it for the rest of my life. Challenge accepted…gulp.

Favorite quote:
If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be” – Maya Angelou 

Favorite design magazine/blog:
It’s not really a design blog, but every chance I get I look at @yasminemei on Instagram for inspiring colors and textures. This floral designer has the most delightful floral arrangement posts. I recommend following her!!

 

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER | Scott | Edwards Architecture

Scott | Edwards Architecture is seeking a Senior Interior Design Project Manager to join our staff.

S|E A is a firm built on the idea that innovative design solutions result from a collaborative effort between architect, client and community. We lead our clients on an exploration of possibilities, guided by traditional principles of design, clarified through a contemporary perspective. To this end we look for talented, versatile team members who enjoy working in an open studio environment that facilitates interaction and creativity.  Our working environment is defined by enthusiasm, collaboration, and support.  As a firm our commitment extends well beyond specific projects. We forge lasting relationships with clients and actively support organizations that similarly embrace our pursuit of social, cultural, and environmental sustainability.

For the position of Senior Interior Design Project Manager we are seeking a candidate with strong design and technical skills, augmented by a proven ability to take a project through all levels of development and communicate professionally and effectively with our clients.

Only resumes supporting the following qualifications and experience will be considered:

  • Interior Architecture, Interior Design or Architectural degree from an accredited school
  • 10+ years professional experience in design and construction document production
  • Experience with all phases of projects from start to finish – programming, BOMA calculations, space planning, including test-fits, color and material research, lighting design, and complete production of contract documents through construction administration
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with clients and consultants, while being mindful of project budgets and schedules
  • Ability to manage and mentor junior staff
  • Strong knowledge of ANSI, experience designing for accessibility
  • Strong proficiency in interior detailing
  • Development of functional and aesthetic design within budget, or benchmark
  • Coordination with consultants
  • Construction administration experience including schedules & change orders, attending regular site meetings, RFI responses, shop drawing reviews
  • Experience with specifying and assembling FF&E bid packages, purchasing, field verification and installation of FF&E preferred
  • Knowledge of building and safety codes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with client presentations.
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp (as a design and presentation tool) required. Hand sketching is a bonus.
  • Staying current on design trends and possessing prior experience in Creative Office, Residential, and Hospitality projects preferred.

Scott|Edwards Architecture offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Our ‘People First | Design Forward’ philosophy has resulted in S|EA being named one of Oregon’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by both Oregon Business Magazine and The Oregonian.

Due to the pandemic we are currently working 100% remotely and following OHA and CDC safety recommendations with the intention to return to the office when it deemed generally safe to do so.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio for immediate consideration at careers@seallp.com. Your portfolio should reflect strong design skills and attention to detail. No phone calls please.

INTERIOR DESIGNER | Scott | Edwards Architecture

Scott | Edwards Architecture is seeking an Interior Designer to join our staff.

S|E A is a firm built on the idea that innovative design solutions result from a collaborative effort between architect, client and community. We lead our clients on an exploration of possibilities, guided by traditional principles of design, clarified through a contemporary perspective. To this end we look for talented, versatile team members who enjoy working in an open studio environment that facilitates interaction and creativity.  Our working environment is defined by enthusiasm, collaboration, and support.  As a firm our commitment extends well beyond specific projects. We forge lasting relationships with clients and actively support organizations that similarly embrace our pursuit of social, cultural, and environmental sustainability.

For the position of Interior Designer we are seeking a candidate with strong design and technical skills, augmented by a proven ability to take a project through all levels of development and communicate professionally and effectively with our clients.

Only resumes supporting the following qualifications and experience will be considered:

  • Interior Architecture, Interior Design or Architectural degree from an accredited school
  • 5-8 years professional experience in design and construction document production
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with clients and consultants, while being mindful of project budgets and schedules
  • Strong knowledge of ANSI, experience designing for accessibility
  • proficiency in interior detailing
  • Coordination with consultants
  • General knowledge of Construction administration experience including schedules & change orders, attending regular site meetings, RFI responses, shop drawing reviews
  • Experience with specifying and assembling FF&E bid packages, purchasing, field verification and installation of FF&E preferred
  • General knowledge of building and safety codes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with client presentations.
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp (as a design and presentation tool) required. Hand sketching is a bonus.
  • Staying current on design trends and possessing prior experience in Creative Office, Residential, and Hospitality projects preferred.

Scott|Edwards Architecture offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Our ‘People First | Design Forward’ philosophy has resulted in S|EA being named one of Oregon’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by both Oregon Business Magazine and The Oregonian.

Due to the pandemic we are currently working 100% remotely and following OHA and CDC safety recommendations with the intention to return to the office when it deemed generally safe to do so.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio for immediate consideration at careers@seallp.com. Your portfolio should reflect strong design skills and attention to detail. No phone calls please.

 

Sponsor Spotlight: GBD Architects

Company Name: GBD Architects

Number of years in business: 52

GBD Architects is an interdisciplinary architecture, interior design and space planning firm dedicated to a sustainable built environment. Our staff of more than 80 encourages a highly collaborative office culture that is welcoming, warm and collegial. We love what we do, and are driven by a passion for creating beautiful, responsible spaces that respond to real human needs. We make buildings that work hard. Like we do. At GBD, our people are our greatest asset. Our diverse staff bring together creative, technical and management expertise to enhance the design and construction of every project. We believe collaboration is key, and approach each project seeking to realize its fullest potential through teamwork, service and innovation.

What aspect of your company are you most proud of and why?: 

The GBD culture is warm, open, collegial, highly professional and yet uncharacteristically down to earth. There is a strong work ethic. There is an obvious passion and love for what we do, a deep belief in how we’re doing it, and a respect for who we’re doing it with. The “it” is building beautiful, responsible spaces that move and elevate people.

What value do you see in being an IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Sponsor?: 

We take pride in supporting our Oregon design community and encourage everyone at GBD to continue to learn, grow, and give back. Supporting organizations like the IIDA Oregon Chapter, who provide so much value to our community and act as a resource for interior designers, shows our dedication not only to our GBD team but the greater Portland design community. 

What does interior design legislation mean to you and/or your company?: 

GBD encourages interior designers to become NCIDQ certified. We advocate for interior design legislation and believe that licensed commercial interior designers should be recognized by the state of Oregon. We believe interior designers bring a wide wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. We consider our interior designers to be assets to our teams, and their involvement is an integral part of a project’s success.