About the Role
Designers are the creative engine of our project teams, pushing boundaries, exploring new territory, and solving complex challenges to help our clients achieve their vision. While influences come and go, at Huntsman, we seek to utilize our experience and expertise to build stunning, inspiring, functional, and enduring solutions with a focus on wellness, inclusion, and sustainability. Our designers strive for substance in our work - technically, creatively, and socially. From finding harmonious and code compliant solutions in a space plan to designing a beautiful and functional piece of casework. Our process is based on research, common sense, and always seeking creativity while avoiding stylistic trends. We design for our clients, not for our own egos. Our design is a team endeavor with creative expression and meaningful projects as the ultimate reward.
What You Will Do
Co-lead, develop, and execute comprehensive and code-compliant design efforts for a variety of project types
Participate during all phases of project delivery and design within project parameters
Perform field surveys and evaluate existing interior space
Take a lead role in programming client needs, conceptual design, space planning and design development
Research, recommend, and specify appropriate finishes, fixtures, and furniture
Develop reflected ceiling plans and lighting layouts
Incorporate technical requirements including audio/video, acoustics, power, and data systems into the design
Clearly communicate design concepts via sketches, 3D models and color renderings
Prepare and co-lead client presentations in a variety of formats
Interface directly with clients, product representatives, furniture dealers, fabricators, multidisciplinary consultants, and general contractors
Prepare project design documentation and participate in execution of construction documents
Assist in various construction administration tasks
Other related duties as assigned
Your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ownership and accountability for project- and firm-wide success
Ability to excel in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
Knowledge and experience in all phases of interior design / architectural project delivery
Design creativity, aptitude, competence, and experience
Thorough understanding of interior architectural concepts, spatial relationships, fundamental knowledge of building systems, and workplace concepts
Ability to research design - including trends, strategies, and related technologies
Advanced Autodesk Revit, SketchUp, Enscape, 3D and other modeling software skills a must
Advanced Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) skills a must
Office 365, Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills are highly desired
Hand sketching and conceptual drawing/modeling skills a plus
Working knowledge of state and local building and fire codes related to interior environments, including accessibility a must
Sustainable design experience, with a preference for hands-on LEED and/or WELL project participation
Fundamental understanding of corporate commercial real estate objectives a plus
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Interior Design or Architecture
Minimum 5-8 years of experience working on interior design and/or architectural projects, with a primary focus on design for workplaces, commercial interiors, and tenant improvement projects
Interior Design Certification and WELL and/or LEED Accreditation strongly preferred
Candidates must have legal working status in the U.S. as Huntsman will not be sponsoring work visas at this time.
Compensation, Benefits, and Perks:
Compensation is based on relevant experience and qualifications. Salary for this role is estimated between $75,000 to $95,000 plus benefits
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
Opportunity to participate in pre-tax Flexible Spending plans for medical, childcare, and commuter expenses, and 401k
Comprehensive PTO and paid holidays offering
Enrollment in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan after 1 year
How to Apply
If you meet the qualifications, experience, and requirements for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, portfolio and/or a link to your work in a single PDF (maximum 10 MB) to: hr(at)huntsmanag(dot)com. In your e-mail subject line, please indicate Intermediate Interior Designer – San Francisco.
About the Company
Huntsman Architectural Group is an award-winning architecture and interiors firm dedicated to elevating the human experience by designing places that connect, sustain, and inspire.
We actively engage clients as partners in the design process to explore their unique aspirations and culture, while prioritizing wellness, sustainability, and equity in the built environment. The result is places with meaning.
We believe in the conservation of environmental resources. Our focus is on realizing the potential of existing buildings through revitalization and on responsibly crafting inspiring interior environments to create lasting value for our clients and communities.
Our services include strategic workplace consulting, interior design, and architecture across a wide array of project types in the commercial, institutional, educational, residential, and other sectors.
The firm was established in 1981 and is a 100% ESOP employee-owned company. Our offices in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago are home to over 70 architects, interior designers, project managers, and support staff who are passionate about their work – explorers and innovators who never lose sight of our client’s vision. We maintain a fast-paced and fun work environment where team-based success is highly valued.
Huntsman is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in its design practice, its operations, and in the greater community by improving access for all to the architecture and design profession. We value our employees’ work-life balance, offering hybrid work (home/office), comprehensive benefits, and paid time off, in addition to competitive salaries. We consider mentoring and continuous learning integral to the long-term professional development of our team members.
Huntsman is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek talent in every job position that best supports our clients, teams, and workplace. We prohibit discrimination based on race; color; creed; sex; gender (including identity and expression); religion (including dress and grooming practices); marital status; registered domestic partner status; age; national origin or ancestry; physical or mental disability; medical condition; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; caregiver status; political affiliation; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.