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Senior Interior Designer

July 12, 2023

AHL is an award-winning architectural firm with over 77 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 a Senior Interior Designer with experience in all aspects of interior design, documentation and implementation. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 10 years of practical interior design experience.

Knowledge of interior and architectural interior design procedures for production and documentation, including preparation of presentation materials and presentations is highly recommended.  Minimum 1-2 years of Revit experience required.  Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.  NCIDQ Certification is desired.  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 ten years of practical experience in interior design with Revit/CAD drafting and presentation techniques.
  • NCIDQ Certification is desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of interior design practice, including dealing with clients, architects, consultants, and contractors. Experience inworking on an architectural team and/or leading an interior design team which includes appropriate engineering disciplines.
  • Experience in user interviewing, space planning, preparing interior design concepts, preparing presentation materials, and presenting to clients
  • Working knowledge of interiors materials and details, millwork 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 techniquesincluding knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and/or other similar presentationsoftware preferred.
  • Revit and/or 3-D software program experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
typical duties
  • Establishes the interior design direction, goals, andguidelines of a project in conjunction with the Principal-in-Charge and/orInterior Design Director.
  • Works directly under the Principal-in-Charge or InteriorDesign Director on interiors projects, or as part of an architectural team on aproject.
  • Manages and produces smaller projects and manages the workefforts of an interior design team on larger projects
  • Assists Principal-in-Charge and/or Interior Design Directorin establishing project budgets, preparing proposals, and assigning projectteams.
  • Collaborates with Principal-in-Charge and/or Interior Design Director on projects as needed. Works with clients to establish user requirements. Develops space layout diagrams to fix sizes and relationships of spaces. Develops design concepts and prepares presentation materials. Participates in presentation of concepts to the client.
  • Oversees the design and development of interior design concepts, plans, elevations, sections and details.
  • Reviews project design plans for design quality standards and adherence to project design requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with local building codes as they relate to interior design projects.
  • Directs assigned assistants, other interior designers and/or interns.
  • Develops interiors concepts including aesthetics, budgets andschedule aspects, and manages the implementation process.
  • Work includes establishing staff requirements, managingconsultants and coordinating with project architect/project manager, maintainingclient satisfaction throughout the process.
  • Mentors junior interior designers and interior designers and reviews and provides recommendations for career development of these individuals.
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.