Interior Designer

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Kristen Padavic, AIA​

is a leading urban residential and commercial community developer headquartered in Austin, Texas, and building in Austin, Dallas, Denver, and Seattle. As an urban infill developer, we are exclusively focused on developing communities in thriving neighborhoods surrounding major downtowns. Our vertically integrated approach to development is at the heart of our success, with in-house expertise, including civil engineering, architecture, construction management, sales, customer service, and property management, driving our innovative approach to design and construction.  Our in-house design team is located in Austin, Texas, and designs the majority of StoryBuilt projects across the country. We are seeking an Interior Designer to join the design team, to contribute to all StoryBuilt projects, as well as support other StoryBuilt stakeholders. The primary role of Interior Designer is to design common spaces and model unit interiors, and to select all project finish materials, furnishings, and fixtures, under the supervision of design leadership, to make sure that all project interiors are on brand in all four StoryBuilt markets (Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Denver.)

  • 4-year degree in Architecture or Interior Design or other related field
  • 6 to 10 years of experience in the design field, with at least 4 years focused on interior design
  • NCIDQ certification preferred but not required
  • In depth knowledge of residential and commercial finishes
  • Extensive experience with furniture procurement and specifications
  • Understanding of the principles of space planning
  • Ability to develop and present design concepts
  • A strong eye for design and a proactive approach to solving problems
  • Knowledge of ADA guidelines and other local building codes in regards to interior design
  • Software: AutoCAD, Revit and Adobe Suite proficiency preferred, but not required

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Interior design of all common spaces and model units in all StoryBuilt projects.
  • During design development of all projects, collaborate with the purchasing and sales teams to select finishes, fixtures, and appliances for residential units, common spaces, lobbies and amenity spaces, as required, to ensure project interiors are on brand with the project story and brand identity. Create sample boards for sales teams (or manage third party consultants.)
  • When appropriate, create standard design palettes for StoryBuilt projects, to assist buyers in choosing pre-selected designer material groupings.
  • Work with design team to establish a library of standard interior details (including kitchen islands, stair railings, tile trim, and millwork.)
  • Establish and coordinate preferred vendor program with purchasing and sales teams, to assist buyers with post-closing construction and installations (including window coverings, closet fit-out, custom finishes, home automation/audio visual, and outdoor living spaces.)
  • Travel to StoryBuilt markets (Seattle, Dallas, Denver) to present and coordinate with local sales and purchasing teams. Position will travel 25% of time.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time salaried position. At StoryBuilt, all employees participate in profit sharing, in combination with a base salary package. We also provide full health benefits as well as retirement savings options, along with highly competitive vacation and paternity/maternity leave packages.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. A detailed job description may be obtained from the hiring manager. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.