Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers. Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies. As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.
Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial. Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors. We are presently searching for a Design Manager for our Portland office. The Design Manager is responsible for leading all design phases for interiors projects, leads the team, and has extensive client interaction.
Manages client relationship for small and medium sized projects from initiation through completion, including work performed by internal and external resources
Organizes and conducts client interviews to determine technical and design requirements for the design
Produces, reviews and finalizes documentation for projects
Knowledge of detailing and finalizes details on projects
Develops and delivers overall design and furniture packages
Researches and selects fixtures and finishes to use for projects. Obtain client approval and ensure integration into overall design
In some circumstances may be required to assist with support for field surveys
Coordinates engineering work to ensure compliance with design concept and coordination with IA’s documents
Coordinates project teams to ensure timely completion of documents
Works with design and technical teams to shape and understand the design concepts. Present and gains approval of concepts to the client
Establishes and ensures adherence to set budget. Immediately informs Sr. PM or Project Director and/or client of any potential variances to the budget and makes appropriate modifications
Identifies and pursues new business opportunities with existing and potential clients.
Participates in marketing strategy sessions and presentations
Participates in industry organizations to increase firm’s profile and develop marketing opportunities
Assign tasks, oversee work and provide feedback to staff assign to project. Develops skills of staff for future projects. May accomplish tasks by working with and/or directing efforts of other project managers
Manages overall client relationship from initial assessment of client needs, through design concept presentations and final delivery of project. Ensure positive relationships resulting in additional business or referred work
Graduate of architecture or design school: equivalent experience may be substituted
5+ years’ experience in corporate interior design projects
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of design principles and aesthetics
Advanced knowledge of space planning
Extensive knowledge of furnishings and finishes
Familiar with the concepts of furniture layout
Advanced sketching and rendering skills
Advanced interior architecture detailing skills
Working knowledge of CDs and procedures
Working knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements
Working knowledge of path of travel requirements
Working knowledge of contract administration
Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
Advanced Revit skills
Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
Affinity Program skills or equivalent
Demonstrated ability to manage and lead junior staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise
Working Conditions: For the majority of the time the Design Manager will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.
Please submit a portfolio or work examples with your application
Interior Architects, Inc. (IA) provides equal opportunity in all aspects of recruitment and employment to all persons without regard to their race, color, creed, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities.
Internal Number: 1719
About IA Interior Architects
IA Interior Architects is the largest global architectural firm to concentrate exclusively on interior architecture. Our focus on interiors drove the creation of the company and continues to be our driving force today. We offer our clients unique benefits that come from our specialized focus and global resources.