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We are always looking for talented and creative professionals to join our team. Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@goochdesignstudio.com

CURRENT POSITIONS:

Senior Interior Designer / Studio Lead

Job Summary:
Our energetic and collaborative interior design studio is seeking an intermediate Interior Designer/Architect with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional architectural environment.  This person will function as the Lead Designer on many of the studio’s projects and is expected to bring design expertise and client relations proficiency to the team. The right candidate will also contribute to the efficiency of the organization through design inspiration, project leadership and work flow oversight.

The environment is energized and fast-paced. The tone is collaborative and founder-led. This position offers the right person the opportunity to influence the firm’s direction. A qualified individual is sought for this role that will bring impact, leadership and vision and augment the team’s current talent. The founder seeks a seasoned professional to fuel business growth and take the studio to the next level.

Education:
Bachelor / Master’s Degree from a NCARB accredited Architecture program or CIDA accredited Interior Design program.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a broad range of hospitality and/or residential interior architectural design

  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of furniture resources

  • Current registration with a state licensing board – Architect, NCIDQ, LEED AP a plus

  • Proficient at site supervision and on-site/in-the-field decision making

  • Knowledge of construction materials, Furniture, Fixture and Equipment (FF&E) specifications

  • Skilled in Millwork, CDs and Shop Drawing Review

Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform assignments following instructions given by Principal/Associates

  • Prepare preliminary design concepts and alternatives for review by Principal

  • Under minimal supervision and guidelines, find solutions to design and technical challenges within projects

  • Develop design solutions in a broader context through collaborative efforts involving outside consultants

  • Display confidence in developing client relationships and interaction and seek to develop industry relationships

  • Organize client meetings and presentations

  • Implement designs into AutoCAD, developing necessary drawings to accurately describe project details

  • Prepare drawings and documentation for schematic design, design development, construction documents and FF&E specification

  • Compile project budgets in Excel, create P.O.s and develop furniture specifications

  • Oversee project installations and delegate accordingly

 Attributes:

  • Motivated self starter with the ability to work well with others in a collaborative, open studio environment

  • Effectively lead the project design effort from conceptualization to completion including CD, procurement management and CA

  • Successfully contributes to multiple projects with varying responsibilities in a fast paced environment

  • Understands and enforces conditions of client contracts and is mindful of additional service opportunities and service fees

  • Organized, detailed oriented work style demonstrating pride and ownership in their work

  • Proactive problem solver with excellent analytical skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written business communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills and the desire to advance

Design:

  • Possesses a strong understanding of design history, principles and theory

  • Skillful in all areas of interior design, interior architecture and furniture design

  • Displays creative interior design skills including; concept development, hand sketching, selection of colors, materials, finishes and furniture

Technical:

  • Basic knowledge of building codes, standard and building systems and structures

  • Experienced in interior architectural development and finish selections

  • An understanding of industry association guidelines and 3-part specifications

  • Proficient at producing shop drawings and submittal reviews and trade coordination

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Excel, SketchUp and Studio IT