Design Professional II

Design Professional II

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Job Description


Our Detroit office is seeking a talented Design Professional II to join our Sports Interiors team.

Contributes and develops project and design solutions to advance respective projects while working independently with guidance. Eager to learn and innovate. Anticipates job expectations while performing design and technical tasks requiring application of standard techniques and knowledge.

Effectively fulfills tasks to document and convey design requirements and design solutions to the broader design and construction team with general supervision
Assists in and collaborates on designing and preparing implementation document sets (i.e., interior plans, fixture plans, elevations, details) for designated projects
Works with project team to review work for design integrity, accuracy, clarity and quality
Organizes files, materials and displays
May complete site surveys, field verification and test fit plans
Conducts research (i.e., conceptual, site, client, materials) for the project team
Assists with the development of interiors concepts based on client vision, desire, project scope and architectural concept
Participates in schematic design activities, including making adaptations and modifications and assisting other designers in specific aspects of overall design
Utilizes creative thinking to achieve innovative solutions
Assists in the coordination with consultants, furniture dealers, product reps and fabricators to meet overall project objectives
Maintains furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) databases, specifications and performance metrics
May assist with review of RFIs and submittals during the Construction Administration Phase
May be responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors and contractors to incorporate all information into project requirements
Participates in team meetings to discuss project and technical issues
Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the project team
Recognizes the financial aspect of a project and basic accounting principles involved in ensuring the project’s and firm’s profitability
Understands the importance of growing and maintaining client relationships and the basic concept of business development
Assists in pursuit of new job opportunities either through relationship development or identifying additional work from existing clients
Accredited professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related field
On the path to NCIDQ certification
Typically 3+ years of experience
Sustainable design accreditation preferred
Experience with software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, InDesign and 3D modeling software preferred
Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
Knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
Knowledge of FF&E to carry out design intent
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing
If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran