Design Search Associates serves as a strategic advisor to leading architecture and design firms seeking exceptional talent. Currently we are filling the following leadership opportunity and invite you to consider submitting your resume and professional portfolio.
We are looking for intermediate designers with 5+ years of experience with strong luxury hospitality and international experience.
•Develop and review with professional appropriate proficiency detailed construction documents including floor plans, elevations and sections, electrical details, schedules (finish, plumbing, door, fixture), furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, materials and finishes to determine compliance in areas of quality, code and design.
•Develop and review furniture installation plans and shop drawings for content and accuracy and ensure that they are fully coordinated with all pertinent consultant drawings.
•Generate FF&E design based on established project criteria, program and budget.
•Develop FF&E and architectural finish specifications for documentation, review and approve FF&E purchase orders, coordinate final placement of FF&E installation with all parties involved and maintain FF&E budget for all phases of the project interiors.
•Coordinate all architectural finishes with Project Architect if applicable and review plans and details to ensure proper coordination of finishes and item numbers along with the project manager.
•Maintain a strong working knowledge of FF&E specification minimum standards, informational requirements for specification and computer specification program requirements.
•Provide direction related to furniture and equipment inventories to purchasing expeditor.
•Serve as contact for purchasing agent and FF&E vendors while working with them to select design elements that are to be specified and establish all required information for documentation.
•Review samples, strike-offs, etc. for compliance with specifications and overall design intent.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
•Provide intermediate level technical aptitude when formulating designs parameters and executing design work.
•Ability to establish logical action plans to complete work and provide technically sound solutions within deadline and budget constraints.
•Strong comprehension of hospitality design and products.
•Must have strong organizational skills and be able to handle more than 1 project simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently.
•Ability to perform efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.
•Exceptional customer-focus with an emphasis on quality.
•Strong ability to resolve issues utilizing sound judgment and reasoning skills.
•Professional, ethical and committed to excellence in communications.
•Ability to collaborate and work effectively with other co-workers, departments or business units.
•Assertive and motivated to generate results.
•Ability to work independently and take initiative in identifying and resolving problems utilizing sound judgment and reasoning skills.
•Exceptional time management skills.
•Ability to employ creative and innovative thought processes.
•Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Design Manager, Photo Shop, In-Design and/or equal programs.
•Ability to travel up to 25%.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2-4 years luxury hospitality design experience preferred. Two or four year degree from an accredited interior design program preferred. NCIDQ required.