SOM Seeks Interiors Architecture Professional

At SOM, you will be an integral part of an exciting Interiors Design studio, in addition to working on standalone interiors you will also be collaborating with SOM’s multifaceted practice, including: Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Structural and Civil Engineering and Sustainable Design, amongst others. SOM’s Interior Design studio is a research based practice that works with diverse client types, project sizes and locations. Our goal is to create a unique environment, designed around our client’s culture, to create a visually compelling, sustainable environment, that helps propel the enterprise forward. Our practice is built around individuals that are collaborative, creative, professional, experts and entrepreneurial that are willing to challenge themselves.

Position Overview:

Performs and completes work on defined segments of a project, after initial and periodic interaction with assigned supervisor and organizes own work efforts within that framework.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exhibits thorough understanding of design philosophy of projects and provides input in developing a design strategy relative to assigned task or area or responsibility.
  • Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops associated research and documentation for these solutions.
  • Performs material research and participates in the coordination and preparation of project specifications.
  • Checks and coordinates details, dimensions, and schedules.
  • Reviews selective shop drawings and samples.
  • Develops responses to contractor questions, inquiries, RFI’s etc. under periodic supervision of an E-level or above.
  • Coordinates work with the project team.
  • Prepares punch-lists and field observation reports under periodic supervision of an E level or above.
  • Provides major input and management of project document control tasks.
  • Is actively pursuing or has achieved professional accreditation and licensure.

Please note this job description contains only a partial listing of duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Completion of five or six-year architectural degree (accredited degree preferred) program or interior design equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years total professional experience; experience in all phases of project work including preparation of conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction documents and supporting materials preferable.
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of building materials, detailing, construction techniques, related engineering principles, sustainability strategies and building codes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in digital modeling and rendering programs, and Photoshop preferred.
  • Interested in working with teams on refined interior designs.
  • Three to five years of construction document experience, including detailing and coordination. Experience on corporate interiors and hotel projects a plus.
  • Intentions to obtain an architectural license.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, printers and fax machines.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Additional Information:

SOM is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We conduct all employment-related activities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status (except where certain characteristics are essential bona fide occupational requirements or where a disability is a bona fide occupational disqualification), as required by applicable law. SOM welcomes diversity in the workplace. SOM will make reasonable accommodation in the application process for applicants with disabilities, as required by applicable law. Please contact the Human Resources department at the location of interest to request accommodation.

We realize that all candidates may not be able to submit an online application. If you cannot submit an online application for a position, please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 to 4 works samples to the appropriate office (C/O Human Resources) via regular mail. Clearly indicate in the cover letter the position and location to which you are applying. For a complete listing of SOM locations and addresses, please visit the Contact section on our web site at

To Apply:

We ask that you complete an online application via the SOM Career Center.

Make sure you complete all fields in all three tabs. When prompted to “complete your resume profile,” you must upload your resume first. The system will attempt to auto-fill some fields in the application. Note that uploading a resume will erase anything you have already entered. After you upload your resume, you should complete any fields in the three tabs that were not auto-filled. When prompted for cover letter or EEO information, you must choose to either submit or skip.

Work samples are required for all architectural positions and PDFs up to 6MB should be uploaded through “Resume Attachments” after completion of the main profile. Applications without work samples will not be reviewed.

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