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Interior Designer I

Department: CLT - Studio
Location: Charlotte, NC

Perkins Eastman is currently seeking a talented and experienced individual to be Interior Designer in our Charlotte, NC office. Our market sectors include, senior living, healthcare, higher education and multi-family.  This individual will work closely with other designers and architects on the project teams to which they are assigned to design, document and execute the project through installation. The Interior Designer will participate in envisioning, designing, selecting and documenting FF&E, finishes and interior architectural elements. The Interior Designer is responsible for accuracy in information prepared by him/herself and Interns under his/her supervision to ensure the success of the project.

The Perkins Eastman Charlotte Office provides clients full design services from strategy, to programming and planning, to high-performance buildings with design excellence across a variety of practice areas in the local and regional market.   This position will be a key individual in the office, to help continue to grow our presence and capabilities in Charlotte and the region.

What You Will Do:

  • Works with team to envision the concept story, project narrative and graphics for concept presentation
  • Assist team in space planning and furniture layouts
  • Prepare/assemble FF&E packages to write specifications, including quote and sample requests.  Create budgets and matrices.
  • Works with Senior Designer in the design and documentation of the interior architecture, ceilings, millwork, special features, finishes, etc, including coordination with consultants
  • Writing and directing the production of FF&E specifications including preparing detailed drawings of furniture under the direction of the Senior Interior Designer
  • Prepare schedules relative to the interior design including finishes, decorative lighting, bath accessories, door hardware, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Fields calls and emails from purchasing agent and/or general contractor
  • Keeps Senior Designer and/or Project Manager informed of all requests for re-selection or other requests for information from the purchasing agent and/or general contractor
  • Identifies issues which require the review and input of Senior Designer and/or Project Manager and communicates such in a timely manner
  • Review furniture installation plans and shop drawings for content and accuracy and ensure that they are fully coordinated with all pertinent consultant drawings.
  • Reviews and approves shop drawings and samples (both FF&E related and contractor related) with final approval by Senior Interior Designer and/or Project Manager
  • Coordination with client, contractor, and project team as appropriate per project
  • Responsible to review and conform to Owner and Operator Standards
  • Assists with purchasing projects, if necessary
  • Attends site meetings with owner consultants and contractor inclusive of FF&E installation, as necessary
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year CIDA accredited Interior Design program or equivalent
  • Recent graduate to 5 years of related industry experience required
  • NCIDQ certified or pursuing certification preferred
  • Self-starter, passionate about design
  • Possesses interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Possesses knowledge of building and ADA codes
  • Ability to develop FF&E schemes
  • Understanding of interior construction documents including: floor plans, floor finish plans, elevations and details, finish schedules, furniture plans
  • Understanding of FF&E specifications, FF&E matrices, and budgets
  • Ability to develop, communicate and present design concepts to their team
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong proficiency with computer-assisted design software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; Rhino; MS Office; 3D software such as Sketchup
  • MUST be proficient in Revit

About Perkins Eastman:

Perkins Eastman is recognized as “a Global Design Giant” with 17 interdisciplinary design studios around the world and a dedicated staff of over 1000 people from 70 different countries. We focus on all aspects of design and planning in the built environment, and are driven by our core belief that great design has a positive impact on people’s lives.  We design for people and capture this in our ethos “Human by Design”.

We are an integrated firm with our professional roster consisting of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, construction specification writers, construction economists, environmental analysts, resiliency experts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines. 





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