Symbiotic Living

Mid-Level (3-8 yr exp) Interior Architect with FF&E Experience


About the Job

About the Job: The ideal candidate is an architectural designer passionate about working in the interior sphere. Benefits:
  • Hybrid work with flexibility for remote work. (Chicago Studio as base)
  • Opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the project process and will play a pivotal part in a growing interiors team.
  • Competitive compensation

Applicant Requirements

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create & assist on all phases of projects deliverables including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documents.
  • Prepare client presentation packages, including rendering furniture plans, interior elevations and material palettes.
  • Research products and manage the supplier database.
  • FF&E selection and specifications.
  • Develop and update material palettes throughout the project.
  • Assist in management of FF&E budgets. Coordinate with vendors, sourcing (both online and in showrooms), placing orders and follow through with vendors to ensure smooth delivery of projects.
  • Work with team to provide technical drawing packages, including bespoke detailing. Coordinate with fabricators on custom furnishings.
  • Present internally and to clients (virtual and on site)
Skills and minimum requirements:
  • Work Experience: In role of Interior Architect/Interior Designer with FF&E Experience.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related discipline.
  • Ability to develop innovative concepts, and can clearly communicate ideas through sketching, visualization, and construction documents.
  • Good all-around skills and ability to run a project from concept to completion.
  • Excellent skills with FF&E selection & specification and ability to oversee procurement process..
  • Experience in Residential interiors. Experience in high end bespoke design process a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of materials and FF&E process, and interest in industry trends.
  • Proactive and can thrive both in a team and individually.
  • Strong communication & organizational skills.
To Apply:
  • If you meet the qualifications within this opportunity, please submit a short cover letter stating why you are uniquely qualified for this position, resume and portfolio samples, with indication of your role on the projects submitted, via email only to
  • We will acknowledge receipt of your information, but due to the volume of resumes received, only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted.
  • Combined size should not to exceed 10 MB.  Please no hard copies, drop-ins or telephone calls.

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About the Company

A design focused practice with the mission is to achieve design excellence through the lens of wellbeing, Symbiotic Living's work is frequently recognized in awards & publications.
AIA 2030 Commitment Signatory
Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

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