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Sr Designer



HOK is a collective of future-forward thinkers and designers who are driven to face the critical challenges of our time. We are dedicated to improving people's lives, serving our clients and healing the planet. Together, we cultivate a culture of design excellence at the confluence of art and science, blending the power of creative expression with a clear sense of purpose.


  • Responsible for keeping the project, or a phase of a project, on schedule.
  • Responsible for selection and specification of all interior architectural materials and finishes, furniture, lighting and artwork.
  • Develops innovative design concepts which are practical, aesthetic, safe and conducive to intended purposes and function which is reflective of client goals and within project budget.
  • Conducts programming efforts such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, lighting and color coordination.
  • Coordinates color and material palettes.
  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
  • Renders conceptual design ideas and prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
  • Prepares and conducts client presentations.
  • Prepares, corrects and updates documents during schematic design and design development phases.
  • Solicits bids and assists Project Manager and client in subcontracting fabrication, installation, and arrangement of the materials, finishes, and furnishings required.
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support as necessary.
  • Implements and utilizes HOK Standards for all projects and processes.
  • May provide support to all team members for specific field, style, or phase of interior design expertise.
  • May mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff and deliver staff performance evaluations.
  • May participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

Required Skills

  • Possess creative talent in conceptual design and rendering skills of either hand or computer sketching.
  • Advanced space planning skills and an interest in programming.
  • Knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, materials application and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Advanced knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, art signage, color and materials to carryout design intent.
  • Advanced knowledge of building regulations and safety codes.
  • Advanced knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
  • Proven ability to prioritize in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Proficiency in the basic technical skills of interior design including the following computer skills:
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop.
    • Proficiency in Revit is preferred.
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software.
    • Proficiency in 3D Modeling software such as Rhino and Grasshopper preferred.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in team environment.

 


Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in interior design or foreign equivalent.
  • 5 plus years’ experience in interiors projects required.
  • LEED credential required within 12 months of employment.

OTHER:

  • Travel may be required.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.

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Location

400 University Ave, Suite 2200, Toronto, Ontario

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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