AIA Northern Virginia
Interior Designer
Posted: January 7

Your Opportunity:
We could design buildings just because we can, but we’d rather create places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration--spaces that are designed for community.
We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space-- good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose.  We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities.

Our Reston and Georgetown offices are co-locating to an exciting new office space in Clarendon, VA in the Spring of 2017.  We are continuing to grow and looking for an Interior Designer to join our team of creative professionals.

Your Duties:
The primary role of the Interior Designer is to interpret and translate the needs and desires of a client as well as any architectural direction set forth into cohesive interior design solution. This process may involve production of drawings (2D/3D), and written material to support the conceptual direction of interior design and FFE. This individual will often be required to present their ideas in formal and informal settings with a willingness and desire to hear and respond to constructive feedback. An individual at this level in their career is expected to perform their role within the standard of care acceptable to their peers in the industry. An Interior Designer is expected to work collaboratively with the architectural team, conceptualizing, developing and documenting varying aspects of interior design of a project, including but not limited to space planning, interior architecture, interior materials and palette, specifications and FFE.

Additional responsibilities to include:
• Conceptualize interior design from both a functional and aesthetic perspectives in concert with a client’s requirements, budget, and program
• Development of interior design through sketches, in 3 Dimensions, diagrams, and other visual formats to express the design intent and communicate to project team, client, and building user groups
• Ability to develop and coordinate, along with the Design Architect where applicable, project’s interior design, materials & palette and FFE as a whole
• Knowledge of space planning, block planning, and adjacencies in coordination with building program
• Interpret and apply interior materials and finishes per building code & type requirements as well as ADA guidelines
• Evaluate and select interior systems, materials & finishes and palette
• Coordinate building systems (structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) where applicable to ensure compatibility with the interior design intent
• Implement sustainable design principles into interior materials & finishes and furniture
• Develop interior design in accordance with cost parameters
• Ensure that interior design intent is maintained through documentation and construction
• Present the interior design to stakeholders (client groups and project teams)
• Support Business Development activities, including marketing proposals, interviews, conference attendance, etc.
• Ability to participate in development of the program and other pre-design
• Oversight and participation in production of design award submissions
• Foster collaboration between offices while promoting and providing design vision
•Inspire creativity, critical thought, and design excellence both internally and externally
• Identify and direct project photography, written descriptions, and other media in support of building the firm’s portfolio
• Perform FFE service tasks from design through Bid and handle coordination with client and project needs

Your Capabilities and Credentials:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture is required
• NCIDQ certificate is required
• Interior Design experience in educational facilities is preferred
• An established resume and portfolio of educational projects

Please email Matt ( if you are interested.