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ForrestPerkins Interior Architect-Hospitality

Department: ForrestPerkins
Location: Washington, DC

ForrestPerkins, a distinct studio of Perkins Eastman, has an immediate need for a hospitality focused Intermediate Interior Designer in our Chicago office. The Intermediate Designer will work closely with other designers and architects in Chicago and our other offices to design, document and execute the project through to installation. The Designer will work closely with the Chicago Studio Director to select and document furniture, finishes, and fixtures. They will also work with architects to envision, design, document interior architectural documents including construction drawing sets and finish, plumbing schedules, etc. They are responsible for the accuracy of their own work and the work of junior designers and interns to insure the success of the project. Reports to the Senior Designer, Project Manager and Principals in Charge.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Senior Designer to develop concepts and ideas into functional space plans, elevations, details and 3D models for continuing design development.
  • Coordinates with the project team during all Phases of the project to clearly convey the design intent.
  • Develop and implement design of all details for the project based on the teamís design intent.
  • Assist in the preparation accurate task lists and schedules to supplement the Project Manager.
  • Assist in the review and approval submittals and RFIs during the Construction Administration Phase.


  • Bachelorís degree from an accredited 5 year Architecture program or related field of study, in the United States, or a Masterís degree from an accredited Architecture program in the United States.
  • Minimum of 4 to 8 plus years of experience in the field of Interior architecture, with a focus on Hospitality and/or Multi-family interiors performed construction administration services for multi-residential and hospitality projects.
  • Registered Architect preferred.
  • Experience in hospitality and/or multi-family housing
  • Space planning and understanding of design process
  • Strong balance of technical knowledge and architectural /interior design skills, in all phases of architectural and interiors projects.
  • Familiarity with building codes and regulations, including ADA, ANSI, Fair housing, and local amendments of IBC
  • Collaborative and team oriented
  • Proactive, with strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Understands the components of construction drawings and specifications
  • Strong proficiency with computer-assisted design software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as Sketchup and or Rhino.
  • MUST be proficient in Revit
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • LEED Accreditation preferred.

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