Terrestris is seeking an Interior Designer in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area to independently plan, design, and implement interior design projects for healthcare and related facilities. The Interior Designer will oversee and assist with major projects, moves, space planning, budgeting; preparing packages for furniture, finishes, and equipment purchases; and managing delivery and installation.

What does a typical day look like for the Interior Designer?

  • Create and execute design services for varied spaces including offices, conference rooms, patient care exam rooms, patient treatment rooms, waiting rooms, entry lobbies, break rooms, a café, break rooms, support rooms including Housekeeping Aid Closets, storage, and stock rooms
  • Design interior building environments to promote employee productivity, health, and welfare, and/or the health and welfare of the public.
  • Prepare detailed AutoCAD designs, plans, sketches, perspectives, color schemes, and visual aids for proposed design presentations.
  • Analyze architectural drawings and develop AutoCAD Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) plan layers, which have provided for systems and components of building codes, major equipment, materials, placeholder furnishings, and traffic patterns.
  • Interpret and review provided architectural plans for conformance with standards and specifications.
  • Maintain the Interior Design Resource Library, including drawings, plans, specification procurement documents, project correspondence, and project binders relating to various design and construction projects.
  • Assist in managing all orders for activation, including furnishings, accessories, art, signage, equipment, office supplies, and environmental management supplies.
  • Review wayfinding signage plans, furniture and artwork installation plans, and direct installation crews.
  • Observe current operations and layout and provide analysis and proposals for new operations as necessary, help to obtain approval from medical facility staff.
  • Create and maintain an activation project schedule and report the information to the activations team.
  • Schedule and assist with oversight of product vendor installations requiring coordination with other activation installations.
  • Manage move-in planning and training for staff end users.

What qualifications do we look for?

  • A Bachelor's degree in Interior design or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A Minimum of 5 years of Interior design experience with at least 1 year of experience applying healthcare design principles.
  • Ability to review and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Skilled in free-form drawing and drawing to scale when on a job site measuring for a project.
  • Must Possess a basic working knowledge of Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS), International Code Council (ICC), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards.
  • Expertise with recommendations for the selection, specification, procurement, and placement of furnishings.
  • Expertise in AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook) is required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with a variety of contractors, management officials, vendors, Contracting Officers, and staff.

We’re extra impressed by:

  • Certifications such as National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Project Management Certification, Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification, and Certification and/or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
  • Microsoft Project & Revit experience.
  • Knowledge of healthcare design elements and trends such as wayfinding and biophilic design is desirable.
  • Additional experience in the healthcare area