New York City Metropolitan Area Hybrid
About The Role
The Senior Designer acts as AvroKO’s lead designer responsible for the whole design of a project
through overseeing the definition and delivery of the design from conceptualization, through
development, coordination, documentation and execution in the field. This is a project specific role.
The Senior Designers core responsibilities are
Leading the AvroKO team in conceiving of the project design to meet the clients program, quality objectives, project constraints as well as AvroKO’s brand of design.
Liaison between the Principal in Charge and the design team during the design process.
Organize and run regular in-house design sessions presenting to the P.I.C and with the team.
Work as part of the team sketching design solutions, preparing drawings, editing presentations, sourcing materials, finishes FF&E, producing work drawings, specifications etc.
Responsible for the development of the whole design of the project according to the design intent.
Reviewing all documents to ensure they incorporate the design intent.
Represent AvroKO and the design for all consultant coordination meetings.
Manage design coordination within AvroKO i.e. between architecture, FF&E and graphics, and between Owners consultants and AvroKO.
Manage and coordinate all communications to and from consultants.
Supervise, develop and mentor Designers.
Coordinate with the Project Manager in providing services per scope, budget and schedule.
Responsible for creating and delivering presentations based on AvroKO’s deliverables standards for presentations and contract documents.
Oversee the production and delivery of quality and timely sets of contract documents being drawings, specifications, budgets and reports as proscribed by the contract.
Partners with Project Manager to ensure conformance with Architecture Standards’checklist requirements specific to each project design phase.
Lead the AvroKO team in performing its construction administration services including:
Responding to RFI’s and interpreting the contract documents to ensure the design intent is met.
Reviewing submittals, substitutions, and field conditions for conformance with the design intent.
Attending and reporting on field visits.
Conducting punch lists reviews
Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction.
Over 8 years of post-graduate design experience with significant experience in high-end, bespoke hospitality design restaurants and hotels.
Demonstrated conceptual approach to design.
Experience leading design teams.
Persuasive presentation skills
Excellent teamwork skills. Ability to work collaboratively with design directors and creative managing directors across the firm
Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail. Outstanding communication skills.
Proven industry experience with common industry software applications such as Adobe
Experience building, nurturing and fostering client relationships, Spexx specification writing software a plus.
Experience building, nurturing and fostering client relationships.
Strong writing skills (narratives, strategy, meeting minutes, proposals, etc.)
Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or Architecture. Master’s degree a plus
Who We Are + What We Offer
AvroKO has established a new paradigm in the hospitality industry, encompassing a multitude of
disciplines while creating thoughtful and engaging architecture, brands, products, and environments.
Since its launch in 2001, AvroKO has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative design firms
in the field, due in large part to the group’s integrated design process and focus on creating
emotionally connected experiences. In the past decade, the firm has grown to four offices (New York
City, Bangkok, San Francisco, and London) working on projects across 22 countries in 32 cities,
launched over a dozen company owned-and-operated restaurants, created a furniture and lighting
company (Goodshop), and developed a separate branding and strategy division dedicated to
projects of scale (Brand Bureau).
AvroKO offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including:
Vacation, Sick, Holidays and Birthday/Floating Holidays
Yearly Discretionary Bonus
Company Matched 401(k) Program
On/Off Site Learning & Development Programs
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Quarterly Employee Events
AvroKO is dedicated to hiring a diverse workplace that celebrates an inclusive culture and a sense of
belonging. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and gender expression), national origin,
political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation,
parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
AvroKO is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with
disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or
accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at hrmanager(at)avroko.com.
Please have candidates send their materials to Elena Nadolny, our Global HR Director.