Interior Designer I
Perkins&Will - Boston, MA
Preferred Years of Experience: 1-3

We encourage ownership over one’s personal growth through self-advocacy and self-education. Active participation in our culture of mentorship, design excellence, and client engagement is a key part of this, as it broadens your skill base and influence at the firm. THRIVE check-ins with your Champion are also vital to your growth because they’re an opportunity to discuss your career aspirations, skills development, and future. Don’t be afraid to share bold ideas, be curious, and share your professional interests and desires! Come join us!


  • Provides assistance throughout the interior design process under routine guidance; contributes to the overall success of the team by adhering to firm and project goals and standards of excellence in interior design, execution, and living design.
  • Begins to understand the architectural design process and integration of interior design concepts.
  • Participates in preparing contract documents, including but not limited to floor plans and details, reflected ceiling plans, millwork design, furniture layouts, finish plans, and schedules.
  • Assists in creating presentation materials and models for client presentations.
  • Learns to manipulate basic design elements such as spatial layout, color, light, texture, and scale.
  • Researches manufacturers and contributes to selection of colors, finishes, materials, furniture, and lighting for interior application, ensuring sustainability goals of the firm are maintained.
  • Contributes to programming and space planning analysis and provides area calculations.
  • Gains exposure to knowledge of project scope, budgets, and deliverables.
  • Uses a creative approach to perform tasks and responsibilities on projects in an organized, timely, and consistent way.
  • Self-checks work for accuracy, omissions, legibility, and for document compliance in accordance with the Project Delivery Manual.
  • Proactively asks questions and expresses curiosity about the world of design, materials, and products as well as the industry at large.
  • Provides support to tasks within project teams (may focus on individual detailed tasks) and studio activities.
  • Participates in design reviews, charettes, and pin-ups.
  • Keeps open communication within team and with designated team leader.
  • Communicates ideas and thoughts in a way that inspires others.
  • Assists with coordination among partners and consultants.


  • General Proficiencies
    • BIMBuilding codes and guidelines as applicable (ADA, FGI, etc)
    • Basic knowledge in programming, planned, and site analysis
    • Preliminary design studies
    • Contract documents
    • Field observations and measurements
    • Life safety requirements
    • Furniture and interior product
    • Construction contract administration
  • Frequently Used Software
    • Functional knowledge of 2D/3D Production Software Basic to Intermediate Revit Microsoft Office
  • Conceptual modeling tools such as Sketch Up
  • Visualization tools such as Enscape and Lumion
  • Presentation Tools (Adobe Suite/Affinity, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • In Progress
    • LEED GA within 6 months of hire
    • Professional Accreditation in one area of Living Design that interests you: LEED AP with Specialty, BREEAM AP, WELL AP, SITES AP, CPHC/CPHE Passive House Institute Certified Passive House, or RELi AP
    • Preparing for NCIDQ
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POSTED: 2/15/2022