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Interior Designer - Health Interiors

Seattle, WA

HKS Seattle is seeking an Interior Designer to join our Health Interiors team.

Exercises independent judgment in evaluation, selection and use of standard techniques, and solves problems when encountered. A certified Interior Designer who possesses and applies a diversified knowledge of interior design principles, practices and procedures to complete assignments with originality and ingenuity. Anticipates job expectations and contributes to project and design solutions.


  • Collaborates on all phases of the design process including programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development, document preparation and construction administration
  • Collaborates in the development of interiors concepts based on client vision, desire, project scope and architectural concept
  • Utilizes creative thinking to achieve innovative solutions
  • Generates renderings and visual presentations that convey the design concepts to the client and generates finish plans, specifications and material selections needed for construction
  • Provides design support and implementation documentation during completion and execution of design concepts
  • May coordinate documentation effort for interiors projects of varying sizes with minimal guidance
  • Maintains awareness of project program documents and schedules, including effectively meeting deadlines
  • Participates in and may assist in leading design presentations internally and externally
  • Effectively collaborates on implementation documentation and conveys design requirements and solutions to the broader design and construction team
  • Participates in the selection and presentation of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), color palettes and lighting to incorporate responsible and sustainable design practices
  • Coordinates and may lead client presentations
  • Coordinates with project team on review and approval of final interior and exterior programming, design development documents, construction documents, furnishings selections and purchases, RFIs and submittals
  • Communicates with other disciplines, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators and contractors to incorporate all information into project requirements
  • Participates in and may lead team meetings to discuss project issues, technical issues and coordination with other disciplines
  • May prepare meeting minutes
  • Acts as a mentor by coaching and motivating project team members
  • Understands fundamental accounting principles and the project accounting process
  • Supports the business development process by identifying new opportunities, marketing current clients for repeat business and assisting with proposals, budgets and schedules


  • Accredited professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related field
  • NCIDQ certification required
  • Typically 5+ years of experience
  • Sustainable design accreditation strongly preferred
  • Experience in Revit
  • Proficiency in software such as AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, InDesign and 3D modeling software preferred
  • Working knowledge of FF&E software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Knowledge of building codes and ability to research and incorporate into technical documents
  • Experience with FF&E to carry out design intent
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing

If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran

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