Senior Interior Designer

HVS Design
Rockville, Maryland
Jan 11, 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time

HVS Design, an industry-leading hospitality interior design firm, seeks a Senior Interior Designer to contribute to our success by designing and overseeing projects from concept design through construction contract administration.  The Senior Design position is based in our fast-paced Rockville, Maryland office, but will work on projects across the country. . 



  • Lead the design efforts for all stages of a project from start to finish, including leadership with the client, contractors, and internal team.
  • Assist in management of projects through developing project scope, schedules, job production, quality, and fee management.
  • Lead programming, conceptualization, development and integration of strategic design solutions.
  • Lead design presentations to clients and brand
  • Consult with manufacturers, research, and evaluate materials.
  • Coordinate and lead the preparation of all deliverables including:
  1. Mood boards
  2. Design presentations
  3. Rendered plans, elevations, and views
  4. Renderings
  5. Specifications and drawings
  6. Full set of construction drawings
  7. Coordinate with consultants
  8. Finish, hardware, & plumbing selection and specifications
  9. FF&E selection and budgets
  10. Custom furniture design and specification
  11. Millwork details
  12. Finish boards and/or boxes
  13. FF&E binders
  • Document interior design drawings.
  • Assist in construction administration including responding to RFI’s, preparing sketches, and visiting the construction site to gather information and/or prepare a punch list.
  • Oversee the design work of others to ensure integrated and cohesive design, supervise preparation of drawings for all project phases, and ensure guidelines, quality control, standards and details.
  • Lead all phases of the design process including programming and meeting brand standards.
  • Supervise, develop and mentor Designers
  • Work with Design Director to review scope, schedule, budget, staffing needs, and project milestones
  • Ensure on-time delivery of all scheduled deliverables
  • Represent firm and manage design coordination between clients and consultants
  • Attend site visits and client presentations and coordination meetings


  • BA in Interior Design or higher degree required (FIDER accredited preferred)
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience working within the Hospitality Design Industry
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop. REVIT is a plus.
  • Strong conceptual design approach
  • Strong time management skills including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with a team and ensure project deadlines are met. 
  • Strong experience in management and coordination of construction drawing sets with strong knowledge of construction detailing, materials, methods, and codes
  • Strong experience in management and coordination of FF&E specification deliverables / implementation and available vendor/fabricators
  • Collaborative, self-motivated, positive, and flexible with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable in interfacing with clients, brand, consultants, vendors and internal staff
  • LEED accreditation is a plus
  • General knowledge of accessibility, building codes, and technical requirements as it relates to hospitality architecture and design
  • Ability to travel approximately 20-25% of the time

Excellent benefits, salary commensurate with experience.  Send resume, design portfolio, and salary requirements to No phone calls please