Sr. Interior Designer | Venues
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Job Description


HKS is searching for a talented Sr. Interior Designer to join our Venues Interiors team.

A recognized leader and certified Interior Designer who is responsible for delivering exceptional design and delivery for clients on time and on budget. Possesses strong communication skills, a flexible attitude, ability to solve problems creatively and ability to foster and manage effective client relationships. Responsible for high-impact decisions. Endorses the firm's values by personally influencing client service, innovation and communication. Acts as subject matter expert for design solutions.


  • Leads team in planning work and developing solutions to technical and design detail problems
  • Builds and strengthens connections with clients through a comprehensive understanding of their project mission, goals, policies and needs
  • Leads development of interiors concepts based on client vision, desire and architectural concept
  • Utilizes creative thinking to achieve innovative solutions
  • Manages client's expectations, team communications and consultant coordination to meet overall project objectives
  • Prepares and reviews detailed implementation document sets (i.e., interior plans, fixture plans, elevations, details)
  • Supervises the preparation of design details and drawings by project team to maintain quality control with a focus on design
  • Generates project documents and schedules, manages the finances and keeps the project on schedule
  • Collaborates in the development of cost estimates for design proposals
  • Collaborates on all design phases including programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development, document preparation and construction administration
  • Works with others through project phases to enhance the design by specializing in the FF&E sourcing, selection, custom design and specification
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings
  • Participates and may lead team meetings to discuss project issues, technical issues and coordination with other disciplines
  • Actively invests in the professional development of staff through mentoring, motivating, performance management and career planning
  • Develops, recognizes, recruits and grows diverse talent
  • Manages conflict effectively and encourages a healthy team environment
  • Collaborates in managing project to satisfy requirements from budget and schedule perspective while delivering a quality work product
  • Supports and may lead the business development process by identifying new opportunities, marketing current clients for repeat business and assisting with proposals, budgets and schedules
  • Identifies, maintains and cultivates essential relationships
  • May lead proposal preparation process and participates in negotiation of scope and fees on contracts
  • May participate in marketing interviews


  • Accredited professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture, related field or equivalent experience
  • NCIDQ certification required
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Typically 15+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp preferred
  • Understanding of 3D Studio Max and InDesign preferred
  • Working knowledge of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of FF&E to carry out design intent
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, drawings and models
  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas
  • Experience with managing and performing duties in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing


Base Salary Range: $100K - 130k annually - for Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, and Seattle locations only

The estimate displayed represents the general base salary range of candidates hired in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, and Seattle locations only. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

HKS offers a comprehensive total compensation & benefits package with health, dental, and vision care coverage, 401(k) plans, life & AD&D insurance, short/long term disability plans, paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, vacation), and much more for benefits-eligible employees. To learn more about our benefits visit .

Application Deadline: 06/03/2024

If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran

HKS is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, advancement, compensation, and termination. HKS’ policies, including its Affirmative Action Programs, are designed to not only ensure legal compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, but to carry out the principles of equal employment opportunities in all job categories. Deliberate and conscious effort is made to make employment decisions that are consistent with these equal employment opportunity principles. HKS will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or disability; and ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements. Employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination for filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation or hearing, opposing and/or exercising any other right made unlawful by Executive Order 11246, Sections 503 and 38 USC 4212, as amended, or their implementing regulations, or any other Federal, State or local laws requiring equal opportunity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
15+ years
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