Senior Interior Designer
DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners - Concord, MA
Preferred Years of Experience: 8-11
Area of Focus: Interior Design

DSK | Interiors is a growing practice with opportunities to contribute to exciting and challenging projects, Firm management, and external visibility. The Senior Interior Designer will be mentored along their leadership pathway and be responsible for mentoring junior members of their team. Importantly, this role will create interdisciplinary connections to other practice areas of DSK.The Senior Interior Designer will report to the Director of Interiors. The position requires collaboration with architectural teams in the development of interior architecture. The Senior Interior Designer has the responsibility to lead project teams to conceptualize interiors projects, set the initial design direction, and make critical aesthetic decisions throughout the project while integrating input from the client, the senior project manager/Principal, and members of the project team. The Senior Interior Designer has an overall responsibility to maintain the highest design quality for our projects while supporting and perpetuating our core values.


  • Collaborate on Firm projects, including programming, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration
  • Provide design leadership to team members for all phases of the project from conception through construction
  • Prepare, develop, and monitor, with team members as appropriate, conceptual designs, material and concept presentations, construction documentation and administration, including submittals, shop drawings, and finish samples for approval
  • Partner with contractors, consultants, vendors, sub-contractors to meet overall project objectives
  • Conceptualize, design, and detail custom product solutions when appropriate
  • Prepare and manage project FFE specifications and material selections
  • Maintain working knowledge of current techniques, products, materials, and systems
  • Create new and foster existing relationships with local workrooms, sales reps and vendors
  • Review/red-line vendor quotes, prepare sales proposals, and manage DSK’s in house procurement process
  • Contribute to office activities, Firm initiatives, and professional development of emerging designers
  • Forecast and Manage project budgets while meeting established targets


  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and complete a design project on time and on budget
  • Excellent communication skills to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally
  • Use of a variety of communication and media techniques in the development and documentation of a design project
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills and written/verbal communication skills
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
  • Must manage multiple projects in various stages of development
  • Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
  • Willingness to listen, support, and learn from all members of the team
  • Provide a diverse portfolio of previous client work
  • Proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture required
  • NCIDQ accreditation preferred
  • LEED AP ID+C accreditation preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive design and professional experience


Interested candidates who meet the requirements should forward a letter of interest, resume and portfolio | work samples to the attention of Mary Lou Kearns, Office Manager at [email protected]. Include the Position you are applying for on the subject line. Please note that our Concord Office is located on the MBTA Commuter Rail. DSK is an equal opportunity/affirmative action workplace and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.

POSTED: 10/12/2021