Senior Interior Designer - Hospitality

A prestigious design studio known for the design of luxury hotels, resorts and multi-residential properties worldwide is seeking a hospitality focused Senior Interior Designer for their San Francisco office.
  • Salary: US $85000-115,000 per month
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Sector: Interiors
  • Job Ref: 48093

About this role

The Senior Interior Designer has the ability and responsibility to conceptualize the project as a whole, sets the initial design direction for the project, along with the Senior Architect and Principal in Charge and makes critical aesthetic decisions throughout the project while integrating input from client and operator. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading and reviewing the design narrative and design graphics for concept presentation materials.
  • Leads and/or works in tandem with Senior Architect to space plan and design the interior architectural envelope.
  • Reviews and understands with professional proficiency detailed construction documents including floor plans, elevations and sections, electrical details, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes to determine compliance in quality, design, and codes. Leads team to complete such documents.
  • Oversees completion of FF&E design & documentation based on project criteria, budget, program, and standards.
  • Responsible for internal presentation of project design materials to V.P in charge and/ or senior leadership review.
  • Oversees FF&E specification throughout process, review and approve FF&E purchase orders (if necessary), and maintain budget for all phases of the project interiors.
  • Senior Designer is responsible for full review of FF&E specifications before they are issued to client or operator.
  • Responsible for final approval of FF&E shop drawings.
  • Prime interface with the client, operator and consultants with regard to design issues, leads presentations and the like.
  • Attends and/or directs on-site meetings with owner, consultants and contractor inclusive of construction review and FF&E installation, as necessary.
  • Prepares accurate timelines, task lists, and project schedules.
  • Identify additional service opportunities and present them to the project manager.
  • Help establish staffing and project plan needs and coordinate with the project manager.
  • Has a thorough understanding of hotel brands in the 4-5 star range.
  • Has mastered a working knowledge of brand standards and proven ability to execute them.
  • Has mastered the written specification process for FF&E.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree – from a 4 year CIDA accredited Interior Design program or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 8 to 15 years of hospitality design experience.
  • NCIDQ certification.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Photoshop, Auto CAD, Revit, InDesign, Illustrator and Sketch Up.
  • Experience in writing FF&E specifications, FF&E matrices, and budgeting.
  • Possesses knowledge of building codes and the ADA.
  • Review and understand with basic proficiency detailed construction documents including floor plans, elevations and sections, electrical details, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes to determine compliance in quality and design work with team to complete such documentation and assist in coordination with other consultant’s documents.
  • Space planning & hand sketching.
  • Ability to lead junior designers and/ or design interns including task planning.
Talk to Laura about this position

Bio: Laura joined Bespoke Careers in August 2018 as a consultant on the business support team bringing considerable experience in recruitment and design. Laura completed her Master of Arts in Typographic Studies at the London College of Communication (a constituent college of the University of the Arts London) where she worked as a lecturer and a graphic designer for over seven years prior to relocating to Los Angeles, where she gained experience in recruitment, career counselling and leadership. Her combined experience with a good eye for aesthetics and presentation has led Laura to be a valuable interiors resource. Laura loves helping people achieve their goals by creating positive connections, assisting job seekers to fulfill their dreams and employers to find extraordinary talent.

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