Senior Interior Designer, K-12 Studio

  • DLR Group
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Sep 16, 2022

Job Description

DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is the elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

DLR Group's Interior Design team has an opening for a Senior Interior Designer in their K-12 Studio.

DLR Group operates within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home.

Location: Charlotte NC

Position Summary

As a Senior Interior Designer, you will serve as a leader across offices, regionally, and the firm by participating in regional meetings, forum calls, and interiors committees. At this stage in your career you have a clear design voice and have developed in-depth sector-specific knowledge. In this role you will lead project design efforts, client interactions, and presentations. You will mentor staff, fostering a work environment that emphasizes mutual respect, learning, communication, and collaboration. You will work with Global Sector Leader, Region Leader, and sector-based staff to enable collaborative pursuit, award and execution of work. Additional responsibilities may include, but not be limited to participation in interviews, marketing and business development activities, participation in firm research and development projects, the development of sector tools and marketing materials.

The successful candidate will

Be a collaborative design team member, leadingthroughout all phases of the design process.
Set a vision and direction for material palettes, reviews and providefeedback to the team for development.
Seta vision and direction for design concept presentations.
Have a deep understanding of the research underpinning the Evidence Based Design solutions adding value beyond the traditional FF&E support; and work to generate design support tools.
Regionally and/or nationally recognized industry expert, continually growing expertise and skill sets.
Active participation in the sector forum and knowledge share activities.
Additional responsibilities as outlined by regional or national leadership.
Contribute to the development of Construction Documents and specifications, may provide a QA/QC role.
Set direction and contributeto the development of Furniture packages.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Interior Designor equivalent.
At least 8 years of experience in the K-12 industry with a keen understanding of sector standards and practices.
Experience in public and private school planning.
Ability to work both independently and effectively in a cross-disciplinary team atmosphere and across multiple offices.
Outstanding communicationand interpersonal skills and be an enthusiastic team player.
Strong leadership and team building skills.
Strong time management skills.


Ideal candidates will have industry involvement in relevant market sector organization

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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