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Interior Designer

November 16, 2021

AHL is an award-winning architectural firm with over 75 years of local, national, and international experience in architecture, planning, interiors, historic architecture, and sustainable design. With a passion of creating designs that inspire, AHL delivers innovative and story-telling designs through thoughtful consideration of the culture and environment. AHL provides services for projects in all market sectors including high-rise residential, commercial, healthcare, educational, hospitality, retail, industrial, institutional, and military.

AHL’s office in downtown Honolulu is seeking an Interior Designer with experience in all aspects of interior design, documentation and implementation. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years of practical interior design experience.

Knowledge in interior and architectural interior design procedures for production and documentation, including preparation of presentation materials and presentations is highly recommended.  1-2 years of Revit experience required.  Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite a plus. NCIDQ Certification recommended.  LEED Accreditation preferred.

AHL offers a hybrid office/remote 3/2 schedule and a 4-1/2 day work week.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.  Minimum of five years of practical experience in interior design with emphasis on Revit/CAD drafting, presentation techniques.
  • No certification required.
  • Working knowledge of interior and architectural design and related engineering principles
  • Experience in user interviewing, space planning, preparing interior design concepts, preparing presentation materials and presenting to clients
  • Working knowledge of interiors materials and details, mill work detailing, bidding and pricing procedures, code compliance, permit approval and construction/installation process
  • Knowledge of drafting techniques including Revit, CAD and hand drafting and sketching
  • Knowledge of interior design presentation techniques including knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and/or other similar presentation software preferred
  • Revit and/or 3-D software program experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
typical duties
  • Works on interiors projects, or as part of an architectural team on a project
  • Works to produce smaller projects or manages the work effort of an interior design team on larger projects
  • Collaborates with Principal-in-charge and/or Sr. Interior Designer on projects as needed
  • Works with clients to establish user requirements
  • Develops space layout diagrams to fix sizes and relationship of spaces
  • Develops design concepts and prepares presentation materials
  • Participates in presentation of concepts to the client
  • Designs and develops interior design concepts, plans, elevations, sections and details
  • Assists in directing assigned assistants, other designers and/or interns
  • Develops interiors concepts including aesthetics, budgets and schedule aspects, and manages the implementation process
  • Work includes establishing staff requirements, managing consultants and coordinating with project architect, maintaining client satisfaction throughout the process
AHL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex including gender identity and expression, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, status as a qualified individual with a disability, status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence, marital status, sexual orientation, credit history or arrest and court record, or any other status protected by federal or state law.