Senior Designer

San Francisco, CA
AvroKO
avroko.com

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:

Design

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.

Development

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.

Coordination

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.

Documentation

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.

Execution

Partners with Project Manager to ensure conformance with Architecture Standards’ checklist requirements specific to each project design phase.
Lead the AvroKO team in performing it’s 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 design intent.
Attending and reporting on field visits.
Conducting punch lists reviews
Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction.

Required Skills and Experience

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 Creative Suite, 3D modeling applications, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office, 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
 
Application Requirements

You may go to the “careers” section at our website http://www.avroko.com/about/careers/ or use the following link to apply directly at:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=f9b3119c1285499d97fae826c97d385c

with your resume & portfolio (or sampling thereof), not exceeding 12MB in file size.