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Interior Architect/ Senior Designer

Arminco, Inc. Arlington, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

POSITION SUMMARY

ARMINCO IS SEEKING AN ENTHUSIASTIC DESIGN PROFESSIONAL THAT THRIVES IN A FAST PACED AND TEAM FOCUSED WORKING ENVIRONMENT TO JOIN OUR GROWING OFFICE IN STERLING VA. WE ARE A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM FOR DENTAL FACILITIES. WE ARE LOOKING TO CONTINUE TO GROW NATIONWIDE AS WELL AS LOCALLY IN DC/MD/VA. ARMINCO PRESENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THIS FAST GROWING FIRM AND TO WORK ON A VARIETY OF PROJECTS WITH A COLLABORATIVE TEAM APPROACH. WE FOCUS ON DENTAL, BUT ALSO SPECIALIZE IN MEDICAL AND OTHER COMMERCIAL SPACES.

THE SENIOR DESIGNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING, MANAGING, AND RECORDING TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT. THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH THE PROJECT MANAGERS, MEP ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, DRAFTERS AND DESIGNERS ON CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS, PRESENTATIONS, DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION. SENIOR DESIGNERS MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROJECT DELIVERABLES, MEETING OVERALL PROJECT DESIGN SCHEDULES, AS WELL AS PREPARING AND PRESENTING DESIGN PRESENTATIONS. THE SENIOR DESIGNER WILL ALSO WILL USE THEIR CONSTRUCTION & CODE KNOWLEDGE TO DESIGN BUILDINGS/SPACES THAT ARE FUNCTIONAL, SAFE, SUSTAINABLE AND AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, WHILE MAINTAINING THE SCHEDULE OF EACH PROJECT ORCHESTRATING THE PROCESS OF SUBMITTALS TO THE COUNTY ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO COMPLETION.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Exhibit design and technological sophistication, and is self-starting, energetic, and creative
  • Ability to contribute to AND lead a team through the conceptual, schematic, design development, construction documents, specifications, construction administration, and FF&E phases
  • Ability to manage projects, collaborate with consultants and designers
  • Work with team to maintain timeline of all projects
  • Create detailed building designs and highly detailed Architectural drawings both by hand and by Digital Platforms (CAD) for client presentation and permitting
  • Hire third party Engineers & Architects as needed
  • Work hand-in-hand with the MEP Engineer to develop the full MEP drawings for the clients (from the building study phase all the way to the permit approval phase)
  • Define, assess and evaluate alternative solutions to ensure alignment with strategies, target architecture and standards evolution
  • Visit sites for feasibility study as needed based upon the projects
  • Communicate with construction professionals about current and upcoming projects
  • Work around constraining factors, such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
  • Structure a project time table for each project and follow to make sure timeline is met
  • Communicate efficiently as needed with all MEP Engineers, Designers and third party Engineers
  • Work collaboratively in a dynamic office setting, contributing to all phases of planning, design, construction administration and staff mentoring
  • Guide team to develop high quality construction bid documents
  • Apply for permits and address county comments through permitting phases
  • Meet with clients when required
  • Develop assigned projects and orchestrate project meetings
  • Travel as needed for projects
  • Make crucial decisions when drawings/permit or design issues arise on projects
  • Visit project sites effectively and as needed
  • Manage time effectively and meet given deadlines
  • Maintain project budget
  • Produce detail drawings
  • Extensive IBC, ADA, and FHA code/accessibility knowledge with ability to apply information to detailed construction documents
  • Proficient in quality control reviews
  • Coordinate between architect, mechanical, electrical, structural, plumbing, and lighting consultants
  • Manage project timelines, schedules, resources, and project budget
  • Resolve complex technical/design issues and provide guidance to team and consultants
  • Participate in and lead team discussions on technical and other project related issues
  • Manage and maintain client relationships while multi-tasking/working on multiple projects
  • Ability to select material finishes
  • Organize and lead photoshoots of completed projects
  • Lead and mentor younger staff
  • Meet budgetary goals set forth by the Director of Architecture & Design
  • Create and present interior design concepts in response to client needs
  • Determine the client’s goals and requirements of the project
  • Create a timeline for the project and estimate project material costs
  • Produce and provide preliminary & final floor plans as needed
  • Provide any design work necessary for marketing and sales
  • Interview and meet with clients
  • Explain designs to and meet with Project Managers when necessary
  • Make site visits prior to design and during construction as needed
  • Promote and sell design ideas to clients
  • Coordinate and work with dental equipment specialists, cabinet makers, and IT companies
  • Attend company trade shows and promote company as needed
  • Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification, writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples
  • Must present self in professional manner at all times

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED:

  • Experience heavy in commercial
  • Experience in residential
  • Strong organizational, communication and customer relationship management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Valid work permit (USA)
  • B.S Degree of Interior Design or Interior Architecture required
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience required
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills
  • Working knowledge and proficiency of AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills
  • Knowledge of County/City code regulations
  • Must be willing to travel when required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Extremely organized

PHYSICAL ABILITY:

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
  • Requires the use of hands for grasping and fine manipulations
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 75 pounds
  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes and gases
  • Ability to communicate orally with management, other co-workers and customers both individually and in front of a group is imperative
  • Prolonged standing is essential to perform duties of position
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents
  • Good manual dexterity

Arminco, Inc.

Why Work Here?

We aim to build environments that are true to our client’s goals.

Arminco Inc Is The Premier Dental, Medical & Veterinary Office Design and Construction Firm in the Washington DC Metro Area Arminco Inc is a team of designers, architects, engineers, construction and project managers as well as a distributor of dental equipment and supplies. Through experienced collaboration, our firm has designed and built over 700 interior commercial spaces across North America and have become the leaders in dental practice start-ups and build-outs. EXTENSIVE INTERIOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients through any and all stages of the design, construction and start up of their dream business or dental practice. Throughout our experience, we understand a lot of time and money is wasted through misguidance and miscommunication. With our collaborative team of experts, we minimize these mistakes to create spaces with efficiency and creativity.

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Sterling, VA
Arlington, VA
USA

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