Adjaye Associates - Senior Interior Designer




Senior Interior Designer

Adjaye Associates is looking for a Senior Interior Designer for our New York studio with 7-10 years of experience in an architecture or design-related firm. The successful candidate will understand the design process through programming; interior architecture; architectural specification; documentation; and furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E) specifications. We are looking for someone who has prior experience working in an interior design studio and is familiar with high-end, custom design processes. The ideal candidate should possess a positive attitude, with a strong can-do mentality and be able to manage multiple tasks at one time.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage interior projects from schematic design through installation

  • Collaborate on developing the design concept for a project and guide junior staff through the process

  • Prepare client presentations with principal’s design sketches, self-generated presentation materials including 2D and 3D drawings and precedents

  • Design, source, and present interior décor including finishes, fixtures, furniture, hardware, lighting, rugs, fabric, accessories, and art, from vintage to custom items, in collaboration with the principal and other team members

  • Creation of proposals and coordinating purchases and shipment of all items

  • Coordinate with vendors, fabricators, millworkers, electricians, general contractors, and receiving houses throughout the entire project to ensure timely installation

  • Manage FF&E and sourcing to target budgets and timetable daily

  • Maintain communication with client

  • Create project schedules and budgets; manage internal and external deadlines

  • Define and solve complex problems and complete tasks accurately with strong attention to detail and minimum oversight

  • Organize and oversee project installations

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Organized, self-starter who can work independently, is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and can work on multiple projects at various stages of development

  • Strong AutoCAD, Revit, or similar rendering software proficiency, Adobe Suite skills required

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited Architectural or Interior Design program

  • Minimum of 7-10 years full-time experience working for a commercial/residential Interior Design and/or Architecture firm

  • CIDQ license required

  • Overall knowledge and understanding of the basic flow of a project from conception through completion

  • Experience working with purchasing software such as Design Manager

  • Experience with client invoicing, sending vendor payments, and producing purchase orders

  • Experience with mixed-use developments and affordable housing preferred

  • Knowledge of local and online showrooms and resources

  • Interior architectural experience in all phases of the design process, including custom millwork details

  • Currently resides in New York


If you would like to be considered for a position at Adjaye Associates, please send a cover letter, PDF of your CV and work samples (not exceeding 5MB). Unfortunately due to the high level of applications we receive we can not always guarantee a reply, however we do appreciate your interest. Send materials to uscareers(a)adjaye.com

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