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
Partner with the office's senior leadership - Principals, Designers, and Architects - on elevating design ideas, values, and standards
Participate in marketing and business development including proposals, interviews, and PR efforts
Stay abreast of new design trends and technologies
Innovate and solve design challenges creatively
Independently act as lead designer for a variety of complex project types simultaneously
Lead all phases of project delivery from fit planning, conceptual design, design development, coordination, and preparation of documents, through project completion and post-occupancy studies
Lead meetings with the client including visioning, programming, workplace strategy and detailed design presentations
Participate in project site visits and construction administration
Interface directly with clients, product representatives, furniture dealers, fabricators, multidisciplinary consultants, general contractors, and building / planning agencies
Manage small to mid-size project teams
Collaborate with Project Managers on mid- to large-scale projects
Participate in cost estimate review and overall design budget analysis and management
Review design and technical drawings of other more junior designers and provide mentorship
Your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ownership and accountability for project- and firm-wide success
Excellent design creativity, aptitude, competence, and experience
Thought leader and innovator
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent people skills including inspirational and collaborative leadership
Extensive knowledge of design research, workplace strategy and FF&E
Advanced understanding of corporate commercial real estate objectives
Extensive knowledge and experience in all phases of interior design / architectural project delivery
Ability to excel in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-based design process
Initiate mentoring of junior staff within the office and at project site locations
Working knowledge of state and local building and fire codes related to interior environments, including accessibility a must
Extensive knowledge of CDs and procedures
Office 365, Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills a must
Strong Autodesk Revit skills a must
Strong SketchUp, Enscape, 3D and other modeling software skills are highly desired
Strong Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) skills are highly desired
Hand sketching and conceptual drawing skills a plus
Sustainable design experience, with a preference for hands-on LEED and/or WELL project participation
Bachelor's degree or higher in Interior Design or Architecture
Minimum 12 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 LEED and/or WELL 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 $95,000 to $120,000 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 Senior 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.