**Overview**AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is one of the nation's leading Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's), in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. These markets are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California regions of the country. We currently own and operate approximately 82,000 apartment homes in the US and employ approximately 3,000 associates.Creating a better way to live is the purpose that binds AvalonBay associates. We take that purpose seriously and expect you will as well. By focusing on collaboration, innovation, and taking ownership of our choices and actions, we act in ways that focus on creating value for our customers, investors and associates. Your positive, professional, and consistent personal interactions make AvalonBay a great place to work.**The Role**This position is responsible for acting as a lead designer for interior design related projects within AvalonBay including Development and Remerchandising projects. This role focuses on inhouse designed projects, overseeing construction execution including construction documentation, construction administration and acts as a thought leader in bringing design vision.+ Act as a lead designer for Development and Remerchandising projects from conceptual design, schematic to design development.+ Establish design vision and concept and oversee design execution.+ Lead design process based on project schedule and budget.+ Work with design managers on construction documentation and administration.+ Select furniture and oversee procurement process for various projects.+ Collaborate with internal and regional teams, also with external consultants.**You Have **+ Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Interior Design+ 10-12 years of experience in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field+ Must have a strong knowledge in construction documentation and construction administration+ Must have a good knowledge in furniture selection and procurement process+ Must have a great communication, presentation and collaboration skills+ Occasional travel required within the US+ Proficient in Adobe, AutoCad, Revit, Sketch up and Enscape+ LEED Accreditation preferred+ Prior people management experience is preferred**How AvalonBay Supports You**We know that our teams are the beating heart of our success and we're committed to showing our appreciation.We offer:+ Comprehensive benefits - health, dental & vision, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, an employee stock purchase plan and more!+ Growth based on achievement and promotion from within.+ Associate recognition (a company-wide recognition program that celebrates associate efforts and successes in contributing to the overall success of the organization - including destination awards, 'AvalonBay's Very Best' recognition program and others!).+ A 20% discount on our incredible apartment homes.+ A culture built on purpose and our core values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement.**Additional Info**AvalonBay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment free of discrimination and harassment.? We believe that in order to achieve our purpose of creating a better way to live, we must recruit, develop and retain associates with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and create an environment that encourages all voices to be heard, understood and appreciated. With this we know we can do great things.AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.