Huntsman Architectural Group


Senior Interior Designer


San Francisco

Job Overview

Senior Interior Designer | Full Time

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

Your Qualifications

  • 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.


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