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Interior Designer

Detroit, MI

Detroit’s Workplace Interior Designer will impact the creative course for interiors in the Motor City. Detroit is experiencing a renaissance – of design, of creativity, of technology and manufacturing – and the world is paying attention. The Detroit office of Gensler – the world-leading, worldwide architecture and design firm employing the brightest minds and thought leaders around – is seeking a gifted interior designer with an entrepreneurial spirit capable of contributing to a new design standard within the Detroit community.

Gensler is dedicated to using the power of design to create business solutions for their clients. The Gensler Community thrives on a positive, collaborative, fun, and inspiring environment. They depend on communication and connectivity to get things done. If you have a commitment to providing high-quality professional design services for clients in the Workplace market sector and thrive working within a creative, client-focused design environment, Gensler Detroit is the place to be.


What You Will Do 

  • Lead the creative efforts on workplace interiors projects, developing overall design concepts and design presentation strategies 
  • Mentor and provide creative direction to design teams 
  • Act as the primary design interface with clients and consultants 
  • Collaborate with team members and colleagues to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy 
  • Participate in business development and marketing efforts 
  • Selecting interior finishes, furniture and equipment 
  • Producing space plans, furniture plans, elevations, conceptual and finished design presentation documentation 
  • Provide solutions to design problems and generate design alternatives 
  • Review drawings, mockups, materials, and finish samples submitted by project contractors 

Your Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of design or architecture 
  • 10+ years of design leadership of interior design and/or architecture projects; recent workplace project experience is required 
  • NCIDQ certified 
  • LEED accreditation are preferred 
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required. -Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwell and /or Net Zero Building certification
  • Strong leadership, communication, presentation, and relationship management skills 
  • Proficiency in Revit and other computer design programs
  • Must have a portfolio inclusive of workplace projects. Ideally project portfolio will show a range of interior and base building projects for a variety of designs

Join Gensler Detroit and be part of a team that is passionate about making a positive impact through design. If you are excited about pushing the boundaries of design, managing diverse projects, and contributing to a global brand, we encourage you to apply. 

Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to submit a portfolio of their work, along with their resume and a cover letter highlighting their alignment with Gensler's values and their vision for the role. 

Life at Gensler  

Gensler is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people’s lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment. 


As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests. 


We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future 

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