Fennie + Mehl Architects




San Francisco

Job Overview

Interior Design

Job Type:

Full Time

Preferred Experience Level:

Junior Designer, 3-5 years minimum work experience
Intermediate Designer, 5-7 years minimum professional work experience
Senior Designer, 7-10 years minimum professional work experience

Preferred Educational Level:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in interior design or architecture.

Professional License/Registration:

NCIDQ or CID Certification preferred

We’re looking for the Right Fit:

Our growing firm is seeking agile, authentic and collaborative professionals to join our studio located in the SOMA area of San Francisco. We are a firm of passionate, energetic and highly motivated individuals consisting of talented architects, interior designers and graphic designers with a full range of knowledge that result in powerful and unexpected, award-winning designs. Status quo is not an option in our work. At FENNIE+MEHL we are a tight-knit team and are looking for candidates who shares our team values. We are seeking Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Interior Designer team members.

Firm Culture:

Our studio is an open and collaborative culture that values – and really does encourage – ideas from all corners of the office. If you desire leadership opportunities within a design office, we want to talk to you. F+M offers plenty of opportunity and supports you in your growing career.

We genuinely like each other, so our calendars have events like ski trips to Tahoe, bike rides and camping outings, weekly happy hours, alongside in-house design and technical training sessions, photo/video mash-up competitions, and walkabouts. We all have causes we believe in, and F+M often provides matching funds to the organizations our staff believes in.

Here at FENNIE+MEHL we push the boundaries and believe in unlimited opportunities in our designs. As part of that, we work hard and play hard. Our award winning designs are inspired by what we love – art, travel, cuisine, photography, bee keeping, you name it! Here at F+M, we believe that life is design, 24/7.

Position Overview – Designer:

The Designer is a generalist role, and the candidate is expected to possess the abilities to deal with aspects of Interior Architectural design and assist senior leaders in production, project and client management, and related issues. The position is responsible for handling a wide variety of project types and professional design activities including: spatial planning and design, finishes, FF&E, lighting, and code requirements. The role also includes contributing to project delivery, and supporting business development activities and firm operations.

The Designer will communicate and collaborate with senior management and firm leadership, clients, staff, consultants, vendors and contractors. The position is a solid platform for personal career growth, leads directly to advancement to senior levels, and supports the firm’s overall success and growth.

The ideal candidate will be organized, creative, and pragmatic with a good foundation in design concepts and principles, practices and construction. Good written and verbal communication, collaboration, interpersonal and problem solving skills are important abilities required for the position.

Other aspects of the role include:

  • Proficient in modeling/drawing skills in Revit, CAD, Adobe PS, Illustrator, InDesign, and MS Office tools Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Candidates
  • Ability to create Construction Documents independently Intermediate and Senior Candidates
  • Ability to work with multiple clients and on multiple projects simultaneously Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Candidates
  • Contribute to producing conceptual and fully executed designs Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Candidates
  • Collaborate within project teams, with vendors, and consultants to produce successful design outcomes Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Candidates
  • Support and contribute to the aesthetic, functional, and production aspects of projects Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Candidates
  • Assist senior leaders in curating design functional/aesthetic resources Junior Candidates
  • Participate in and support firm BD activities Intermediate and Senior Candidates
  • Provide mentorship and leadership support to other team members Intermediate and Senior Candidates

Because we are a team of passionate designers working together, we rely on our team members to be agile and flexible, humble but driven, with a client-focused mindset. We are results-driven and utilize our broad skillsets on multiple, fast-paced projects every day.

To apply:

Please indicate which specific role you are applying for and submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant portfolio examples of process and finished work addressing what makes you the perfect candidate to: Chris Pasion, cp@fm-arch.com.

We offer an Incentive Compensation Bonus Program, Pension Program, Flex work schedule, and comprehensive benefits package. So if you are up for the challenge, let’s talk more about joining our team of passionate designers! Due to a high volume of applicants, only those most qualified will be contacted.


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