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Join our Team! Project Manager -Interior Design Position Open

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

zpd+a is hiring for immediate placement! We are an energetic, mid-sized studio-oriented firm that believes quality design is a priority on all projects, while maintaining an enjoyable, flexible, and balanced work environment. We are excited to be developing several hospitality, senior, mixed-use, multi family, corporate and Universal Design projects across Chicago and nationwide, and are expanding our dynamic team!


Excelling at creative yet pragmatic design, we integrate sustainability and universal design practices into our clients’ aesthetic, qualitative, and financial objectives on every project, regardless of scale or budget. Our staff work in small design-focused project teams that leverage the individual talents and skills of team members to promote an intimate design environment, offering growth opportunities to designers at all stages of their career while contributing to projects that get built.

We strive to create energetic and inspiring spaces tailored to a variety of user populations: from corporate interiors that inspire team building and workplace creativity, to multi-family and senior living communities facilitating health and activity, to restaurants, community centers, and private homes, our design flexibility and client-driven approach considers the unique narrative of each project to incorporate dynamic, human centric spaces, inclusive of a full suite of finishes, furniture, and artwork.



Project Manager - Interior Designer


Full time position for an Interior Designer with a minimum 8 years of experience in a professional studio setting, with knowledge of a variety of project types. The position will work directly with Principals as part of our Interior Design studio to represent the company to our clients and will supervise the work of junior staff.

Responsibilities would include (but not limited to):

  • Design creative and innovative spaces to support our clients’ needs

  • Lead each project through planning, design, visualization, coordination, and execution.

  • Produce drawings and related project documentation, from Schematic Design through to Construction Documentation, and delegate with junior staff as appropriate.

  • Conduct research and documentation of project related ordinances/regulations required by state codes and local jurisdiction.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with Architectural team and other consultants as required per project type and scope.

  • Participate in Construction Administration

  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced architectural staff.


Applicant should meet the following criteria:

  • Professional degree in Interior Design or Architecture; Interior Design License preferred

  • LEED or other Sustainable focused accreditation preferred

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in design and construction; Commercial/ Hospitality preferred

  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD

  • Proficiency in Adobe suite programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), BlueBeam and ProCore

  • Robust knowledge of Contract/Hospitality Grade Furniture, Textiles, Finishes, Lighting, etc

  • Self motivated, client focused and detail oriented

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

We are looking for a team player that is eager to leverage wide ranging knowledge and experience, tailored to each project’s needs. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of the process and components required to deliver innovative, yet realistic developed design solutions that satisfy each Client's stated functional; visual; and financial goals. They should take initiative, communicate effectively working within a team and demonstrate successful problem-solving skills.



Competitive salary

Medical Benefits

401k Matches

Flexible work schedules

Paid Vacations and Holidays

Professional Growth opportunities

Mentorship driven studios

An energetic and supportive work environment


Human Resources

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