Intermediate Designer

Interior Architects Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 days ago

IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers. Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies. As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.

Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial. Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors. We are presently searching for an Intermediate Designer for our Chicago. office. The Intermediate Designer, while working with Junior Designer and under the supervision of a more senior Designer or Project Manager, the Intermediate Designer provides design support primarily in project administration, design development and contract documents. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • At the direction of senior designers, completes technical drawings

  • Works with design team to develop design ideas

  • Provide preliminary review of engineering drawings to ensure they comply with design solution

  • Assists senior designers in selecting fixtures and finishes

  • Under supervision, develops preliminary space plans at a high level

  • At direction of senior designers, may provide suggested details for interior design projects

  • Researches and collects details for furniture and finish cost estimates

  • Develops preliminary plans

  • Assists senior staff with verification of site details to support design

  • Assists in field surveying of client spaces

  • Compiles pricing from manufactures and representatives

  • Is aware of and supportive to the work of the Junior Designer

  • Supports the team in collecting information for client assessment; may attend interviews, provide documentation support; developing skills working with Affinity program tool


  • Graduate of architecture or design school: equivalent experience may be substituted
  • 3+ years' experience in corporate interior design projects

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the range of design principles and aesthetics

  • Familiarity with space planning methodology

  • Familiarity with furnishings and finishes

  • Intermediate sketching and rendering skills

  • Intermediate interior architecture detailing skills

  • Working knowledge of CDs and procedures

  • Familiarity with building systems, codes and ADA requirements

  • Familiarity with requirements for the path of travel

  • Familiarity with contract administration

  • Commitment to support projects through peaks and valleys

  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills

  • Advanced Revit skills

  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills

  • Basic Affinity Program skills

  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic presentation and graphic communication skills

Working Conditions:

For the majority of the time the Intermediate Designer will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.

IA Interior Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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