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Architectural Project Designer - Interior Specialist

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  • Reports to the Principal/Construction Project Manager.
  • Responsible to properly communicate information regarding selections to the Principal/Construction Project Manager, Project Architect, Project Manager, and client as appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Prior to all client meetings, share all information that will be presented to a client in the meeting with the Project Team members.
  • Promote, discuss and offer ADC’s Interior Design services when clients have not selected an Interior Designer for their project.

Client Relations

  • Maintain and enhance client relationship with ADC.
  • Walk client through the selections process. Ensure that they understand the phases of construction.
  • Notify suppliers when ADC clients will visit them, if possible.


  • Provide Construction Manager with selections prior to client sign-off on Final Budget Estimate.
  • Assist the Construction Manager putting the selections out to bid with trade contractors and suppliers.
  • Acquire finish selection material quotations.
  • Inform client of all budgetary concerns related to selections.  
  • Proactively discuss with the Client, the limits of Selections Coordination when necessary, when Client’s do not have their own Interior Designer and are requesting Interior Design services.  
  • Obtain client approval for Selections Sheets prior to client approval of Final Budget Estimate.
  • Create Change Orders with the approval of the Project Manager, for all changes in selections after Selection Sheets are approved by client.
  • Communicate Change Orders for selections to the Project Architect, Project Designer, Construction Manager, supplier and/trade contractor, as appropriate.
  • Research and assist in the resolution of billing discrepancies related to finish selections.
  • Review project invoices for selections as requested by Project Manager.


Project Management

  • Learn to create realistic project schedule: estimate time frame for design development, structural design, construction documents.
  • Manage client expectations: schedule, budget, and project scope.
  • Establish due dates for all finish selections for client.  Confirm dates with Principal and Construction Manager.
  • Educate client concerning the process and importance of obtaining selections on schedule.  Obtain selections on schedule and before construction starts.
  • Record all selections. Obtain client approval in writing before construction starts.  Distribute to Project Manager.
  • Provide client with regular project status reports throughout the design phase.
  • Coordinate with consultants to meet project requirements.
  • Meet project schedule and budget for design services to maintain profitability.
  • Maintain complete project file: document all correspondence, meetings, approvals, and consultant information.
  • Provide support to other design team members when needed, to ensure success of the team.
  • Attend preliminary design meetings with the client.  Create a report of all decisions and client requests for each meeting.


  • Provide programming to meet client’s budget and project requirements.
  • Develop conceptual design solution within project schedule.
  • Actively work with design team to improve design.
  • Develop computer skills to aid in project delivery and produce construction documents according to ADC Architectural standards.
  • Learn to prepare an initial cost estimate; obtain input and review from Project Manager and Principals.
  • Obtain finish selection approval from the client prior to construction.
  • Prepare a specification/cutsheet references on all Finish Selections for the Project Manager before construction begins.
  • Research sources for materials and supplies for Construction.  Research specialty and new products.  
  • Facilitate meetings between suppliers and the Architects, Project Managers and Principal/Construction Project Manager regarding the latest product and pricing information.
  • Review plans and specifications for quality control prior to review by Principals.
  • Prepare applications for submittals.


Project Management

  • Attend regular project team meetings with project manager and/or superintendent.
  • Perform site visits to observe progress of work and verify conformance with plans and specifications. Send regular reports to clients regarding site visits.
  • Conduct walk-throughs during construction to ensure that finish selection decisions are being carried out.
  • Review shop drawings, for potential discrepancies/conflicts with the contract drawings or specifications.
  • Keep detailed records of addendums, with approval from clients.
  • Provide Construction manager with current set of plans and specifications, with changes clearly noted.
  • Proactively solve design issues that come up during construction.
  • Participate in a post-construction evaluation and critique of the entire project and make recommendations for improvement.

Turnover and Warranty

  • Provide selections information resource to the Administrative Assistant for the Products and Warranties Information for client 30 days prior to turnover.
  • Work with Construction Project Manager and Office Manager to facilitate 30 Day closing and warranty procedures; schedule Client Orientation with suppliers, trades and appliance suppliers as appropriate; and make final preparations for the house prior to turnover.

General Office

Business Development

  • Bring in new clients and continue to work with existing clients on new projects.
  • Help identify and recruit outstanding new team members, when appropriate.
  • Administrative
  • Complete accurate and detailed timecards, noting additional services where applicable.
  • Use administrative time effectively, to improve operations of company.
  • Keep a clean and organized work environment. File drawings and project files appropriately.
  • Assist in general office duties as needed.
  • Maintain regular work hours, and schedule time away from work in advance with Principals.


  • Commensurate with experience.

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