Senior Designer – Architecture

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Department: Design

Amount of Travel Required: 25-40%

Reports To: Project Manager, Design Director & Principal in Charge 

Position Summary

Wilson Associates is looking for a Senior Designer – Architecture to join our Los Angeles design studio. This position will serve as an architectural team member under the direction of the Design Director and Project Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings or equipment and color coordination
  • Knowledge of local material resources preferred 
  • Strives for design excellence and team participation
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples 
  • Support business development and marketing efforts when needed 
  • Proven Interior Architectural design skills 
  • Adequate knowledge in FF&E design development and documentation
  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills
  • Strong Computer Skills with proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Must be Autodesk AutoCAD capable, familiarity with BIM will be an advantage
  • Works with Design Director and client to develop schematic Interior Architecture Concepts, space shaping, and FF&E design based on project criteria, program and budget 
  • Participates in presentation and ensures format is compatible with office and client standards 
  • Develops and maintains all interior designs to client’s budgets
  • Serves as principal contact with sub consultants, 3rd party technical trades and or clients technical teams 
  • Review samples, shop drawings, attend to RFIs etc. for compliance with specifications and design intent 
  • Directs and reviews all plans/documentation for content and accuracy and insures that they fully coordinated with architectural, electrical, RCP and lighting plans and other consultants’ drawings 
  • Coordinates and assists in construction administration/installation with all parties involved when required  
  • Works with Project Designer and Project Manager throughout project to help formulate staff utilization/work plan, task assignments and allocation fees 
  • Knowledgeable about contractual responsibilities as it relates to scope of work. 
  • Produce and coordinate finish schedule  
  • Direct education of Associate Designer staff and Interns in office standards and policy 
  • Make task assignments to Assistant Designers 
  • Allocate and adjust budget amounts in coordination with client and Design Director 
  • Review and modify if necessary all specifications and documentation
  • Develops schematic design from established project program and client needs 
  • Translates schematic design into design development drawings for use by production staff 
  • Helps Design Director maintain continuity of design intent through construction documentation 
  • Participates in presentations as needed 
  • Assists in coordination of interior architectural documents with work of consultants and architects 
  • Prepares interior architectural specifications 
  • Coordinates staff utilization/ work planning and budget requirements with Design Director and Project Manager 


Background & Skills

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in Architecture, Design or Hospitality (Licensed Architect Highly favored)
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