• Interior Design Director - Commercial Interiors

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 9 months ago(11/3/2017 9:59 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Interior Design
  • Overview

    HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


    HKS Houston is seeking an Interior Design Director interested in spearheading the growth of the Houston Commercial Interiors practice. As the leader for HKS Houston commercial interiors, you will take on the task of building a strong team and play an active role in business development and marketing efforts.  Working with the office and architectural design leadership, you will be responsible for promoting HKS brand and design culture internally and externally. You will work collaboratively with the Houston Commercial Practice Leader, and HKS marketing and communications team to showcase HKS work and thought leadership. You will get to know and leverage HKS’ national expertise and portfolio across sectors, with particular focus on the areas of Workplace and Hospitality interiors.


    As the Interior Design Director, you will help develop creative, collaborative teams dedicated to design excellence and market impact.  Using your unique design perspective and market knowledge, bring new, client-focused, innovative approaches to the design process and the business strategy. You will coordinate award submissions with the project design teams, determine the projects to be photographed, and be a primarily responsible for writing commercial interiors proposals and interviewing for potential work. It is our goal for the HKS Houston office to become a center of excellence for commercial interiors work across a range of market sectors.


    The Interior Design Director will lead creative efforts on client projects from start to finish, mentor and provide creative direction to design teams and play a principal role setting the standard for what “goes out the door.” This includes project design strategies, work product/presentations, and project design direction. You will collaborate with team members and colleagues across offices, disciplines and sectors. You will champion HKS design culture - promote our visual culture and an inter-disciplinary approach to design.


    • Professional degree from an accredited program required.
    • Masters level degree preferred.
    • 15+ years of relevant experience required.
    • Architectural / Interior Design Registration required
    • LEED / WELL Building certification preferred.
    • Strong leadership, business development and communication skills.



    HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran


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