Weiss Architecture Studio

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We are always looking for talent.   Please submit your resume and portfolio to talent@vstarr.com

Interior Designer

We are currently seeking an Interior Designer with a minimum of 2 years of design experience in commercial interiors to join our team at V Starr.

Reporting to the Senior Interior Designer, the Interior Designer is responsible for assisting the project team to plan, design and document interior spaces throughout all phases of design. Other duties as may be required.

Job duties will include:

  • With minimal supervision and under direction of the Senior Interior Designer, carry out the design and/or production aspects of small projects or parts of the design of larger, complex projects.
  • Assist and support Senior Interior Designer and Design team throughout all project phases from concept to completion.
  • Assist the Senior Interior Designer/Project Lead in developing the project schedule and project scope and budget.
  • Support the goals and objectives established by our clients and the project team leader.
  • Have a general understanding of the Client’s business and is able to clearly communicate ideas regarding operations, competitive examples and market/customer impact to the Client.
  • Fundamental understanding of structural requirements of the plans, life safety issues, building codes and other technical aspects.
  • Assist in developing and presenting preliminary space plans and 2D and 3D design concept recommendations to supervising designer.
  • Collaborate with other consultants who offer professional services in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical and structural design as directed by supervising designer.
  • Understand the process of material and FF&E selection, and assist with the specification and documentation of these items (including layout drawings and detailed product description; contract administration to facilitate pricing, procurement and installation under the supervision of the Senior Interior Designer).
  • Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents.
  • Create informative and persuasive proposals and presentations; maintain good client relationships and understand how ideas are sold to clients.
  • Under direction of Senior Designer, develop, prepare documents, drawings and diagrams in compliance with design intent and code requirements and which outline client needs to appropriately portray the design concept and to meet functional, maintenance, performance, environmental and safety requirements.
  • Develop documents, drawings and diagrams which outline client needs to appropriately portray the design concept and to meet functional, maintenance, performance, environmental and safety requirements under direction of supervising designer.
  • Assist with specifications for interior construction, space planning, materials, finishes, furniture, furnishings, fixtures and equipment as well as assist with the creation of sample boards under the direction of the Senior Designer.
  • Collaborate on commercial interiors projects, including programming client needs, concept design, schematic design, design development, and manage budget/schedule reviews.
  • Participate in the selection of FF&E and specifications.
  • Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction.
  • Writes reports such as Meeting Minutes and Field Visit Reports.
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples.
  • Works with Senior Interior Designer, project leads, consultants, contractors and vendors on projects from inception to completion to meet overall project objectives.
  • May act in the role of project lead on Interior Design projects, and may handle project management takes, as required.
  • Is confident and capable of giving presentations to Clients, Consultants or other external parties with support as required.
  • May serve in the role of Senior Interior Designer as required.
  • Other duties as may be required.
  • Be familiar with and utilize the SLII language & processes.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable to the Company Values.

 

Position Minimum Qualifications:

  • Motivated team player with high level of initiative and self motivation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or equivalent, from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience in the Interior Design field.
  • Creativity and skills in design
  • Attention to detail in all elements of interior design, including administration
  • Good presentation skills and freehand drawing skills
  • Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly and efficiently.
  • Strong organizational, communication and relationship management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy (particularly experience in CAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and SketchUp. Revit a plus)
  • Motivated team player with high level of initiative and self motivation
  • Personal commitment to professional development outside of company initiatives.
  • Fluent in English

PLEASE SUBMIT FULL PORTFOLIO, COVER LETTER AND RESUME VIA PDF TO TALENT@VSTARR.COM

Design Assistant

We are currently seeking a Design Assistant to join our team at V Starr. This is an entry-level position but please be aware of all requirements.

Reporting to the Senior Interior Designer, the Design Assistant works as a team member performing general assistance to support all aspects of design and the design team, where required. This may include, but is not limited to, assisting in generating design concepts, contributing to developing all types of design documents. Assist with the preparation of design boards and presentation materials. Other duties may be required.

This position is expected to develop into a Junior Interior Designer position.

Job duties will include:

  • Support senior staff in any capacity as required.
  • Participate in learning all aspects in the delivery of design services for a project.
  • Provide design and technical support to lead designer and design team in the following forms; presentation materials and documents, materials and FF&E selections and presentations, specifications, correspondence, project files and binders.
  • Research specific materials and finishes appropriate to the design theme, usage and budget.
  • Manage the design library of resources as well as maintain updated representative contacts. Maintains files, binders etc. and updates pricing.
  • With the assistance of the Junior Designer, coordinate product presentations and seminars from company representatives related to our core markets and the specification of products.
  • Develop good working relationships with suppliers, procurement agents, and manufacturers.
  • Attend meetings with clients, consultants, or other external parties with the responsibility of note-taking, support and follow-up to the design team.
  • Is able to read and understand space planning, floor finish plans, ceiling plans, elevations, sections, and details.
  • Researches/reviews applicable codes, regulations, requirements, and construction standards relative to the project.
  • Represent the company when communicating with outside reps, vendors, and the community.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Assist in any marketing developments as required.
  • Assist in any admin task as required.
  • Be familiar with and utilize the SLII language & processes.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable to the Company Values.

 

Position Minimum Qualifications:

  • Motivated team player with a high level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Enrolled in an accredited course in Interior Design with a Bachelors Degree or equivalent or recently graduated.
  • 0-2 years of related experience in the Interior Design field.
  • Creativity and skills in design
  • Attention to detail in all elements of interior design, including administration
  • Good presentation skills and freehand drawing skills
  • Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly and efficiently.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and relationship management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy (particularly experience in CAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and SketchUp. Revit a plus)
  • Motivated team player with a high level of initiative and self-motivation
  • Personal commitment to professional development outside of company initiatives.
  • Fluent in English

PLEASE SUBMIT FULL PORTFOLIO, COVER LETTER AND RESUME VIA PDF TO TALENT@VSTARR.COM