INTERIOR ARCHITECT

Sims Patrick Studio is seeking an Interior Architect who will be responsible for the overall planning, development, and execution of complete technical documentation sets for our hospitality interior design projects. The Interior Architect will also manage staff and facilitate the day-to-day efficiencies of the project team to meet overall deadlines, project goals, and objectives for design and budget. Candidate must have a positive attitude and be proactive, diligent, personable, responsible, and a team-player.

The Interior Architect responsibilities that relate to the successful execution of a Client’s project are:

  • Coordinate the execution of project documentation, construction plans and details, while conducting ongoing internal reviews for quality control.
  • Manage all Client relations and correspondence on a daily basis and independently.
  • Meet or exceed the Client’s criteria for aesthetics, function, budget and schedule.
  • Maintain knowledge of and adhere to the terms of agreement executed between the firm and the client and any sub-consultants.

Further, the Interior Architect is expected to:

  • Collaborate with design team and project managers to coordinate production of design development and construction documents.
  • Possess advanced understanding of planning, programming, and design principles and methods, thus enabling projects to run smoothly through all phases of design and construction
  • Understand and respond to the technical implications of design decisions.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills of the staff and serve as a mentor to the junior designers.
  • Maintain knowledge of current building technology and systems.
  • Operate autonomously, with minimal supervision and oversight.
  • Serve as an effective, timely decision maker.
  • Serve as an effective leader to reinforce the firm’s mission and vision
  • Demonstrate initiative and be proactive when problem solving and presenting solutions to senior management

Project Management responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day management of the project team, work flow, documents and deliverables.
  • Day-to-day contact with SPS management, client, vendors, contractors, other sources and consultants.
  • Conduct and facilitate meetings independently on behalf of SPS clients and consultants.
  • Prepare and review of documents and deliverables in keeping with SPS’ Quality Standards, and industry standards and codes and with attention to risk management.
  • Prepare project work schedules and work flow for multiple areas of the scope of work and revise as necessary to meet the project schedule changes.
  • Coordinate communication, processes, and documentation, including preparation of meeting minutes, memos, email documentation and transmittals.
  • Manage and track the Client’s project budget and financial accounting
  • Manage and track SPS’ fee, staffing budgets, and invoicing

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design from a CIDA-accredited Interior Design program
  • 5-10 years of interior architecture experience (Hospitality interior design experience highly preferred)
  • Advanced skills in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe InDesign/Photoshop, Microsoft Office
  • Licensure in the State of Georgia
  • Experience leading and managing multiple project teams 
  • Experience with the entire design and construction project lifecycle
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on interior projects
  • Knowledge of current building codes, standards, and systems 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent customer service and client relationship management skills 
  • Collaborative spirit and team-player
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with professionalism, tact, and problem solving
  • Candidate must consent to and satisfactorily pass a pre-hire background check

Our culture is energetic, collaborative and fun. Work has flexibility but is demanding and sometimes has long hours! We are proud to offer health insurance, supplementary insurance, 401K match, and growth opportunities.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following to careers@simspatrickstudio.com:

1) resume
2) cover letter
3) professional design portfolio

 


 

PROJECT DESIGNER

Sims Patrick Studio is seeking a Project Designer who will be responsible for assisting the Project Manager in the development and execution of a Client’s design solution, in a timely and professional manner. The Designer should exhibit initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and attention to detail. The Designer contributes original ideas and effectively carries through other’s ideas. Candidate must have a positive attitude and be proactive, diligent, personable, responsible, and a team-player.

In the context of a larger project, the Designer will:

  • Assist the Project Manager with research of sources and materials, development of details and overall design solutions that meet requirements of the project identity.
  • Assist the Project Manager with thorough design conceptualization and documentation that meets SPS standards, including neat and polished work product that consists of sketches, plans, renderings, drawings and design intent presentations.
  • The Designer should be proficient with use of SketchUp, AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Maintain thorough work notes and drawings that support the development of the project over time.
  • Maintain work product and documents that are graphically organized and clear.
  • Prepare design development presentation packages that convey project imagery, color palette, furniture, fabric, art and fixture samples that are consistent with overall intent.
  • Prepare design intent boards and or presentation boxes for ownership and brand leadership to communicate design intent using creativity, attention to detail and neatness.
  • Assist Project Manager with email and transmittal communications with vendors, contractors, sub-consultants and others regarding design issues, product details and technical data related to use.
  • Maintain thorough notes and documents related to the revision of documents and CAD files. Also maintain thorough records of design changes indicated by brand and ownership representatives.
  • Appropriate use of and management of project files on office and home computers and saving of such files on the server.
  • Upon request, take primary responsibility for design development of a designated portion of a project, coordinating efforts with the Project Designer and other team members, and effectively communicating progress with project managers.
  • Be proactive. Take the initiative to problem solve and present solutions to management to solve problems or gaps in process of design.

Outside the context of a Project Team, the Designer will:

  • Assist with the enhancement of the Firm’s resources through product and source research
  • Attend internal and external lecture and/or product presentation sessions to further design knowledge.
  • Contribute to the efficient functioning of the Firm by helping to maintain the environment and tools available to the staff.
  • Participate on various in-house committees related to continuing education, professional development and overall office organization and function.
  • Professionally promote the firm as an employee, through the responsible use of social media networks and involvement in civic and community groups that serve our area.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of hospitality interior design experience
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and building structures 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent customer service and client relationship management skills 
  • Collaborative and team-player
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with professionalism, tact, and problem solving
  • Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships
  • Skilled in using AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe InDesign/Photoshop, Microsoft Office
  • Candidate must consent to and satisfactorily pass a pre-hire background check
  • Hospitality design experience highly preferred

Our culture is energetic, collaborative and fun. Work has flexibility but is demanding and sometimes has long hours! We are proud to offer benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following to careers@simspatrickstudio.com:

1) resume
2) cover letter
3) professional design portfolio

 


 

OFFICE MANAGER

Sims Patrick Studio is seeking a rock-star Office Manager who will stop at nothing to make sure our firm grows and develops in the direction our Principals envision, while supporting the management and firm with the broader goals for the firm’s success.

OFFICE MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations:

  • Manage day-to-day events and needs of a firm of 20+/- employees
  • Keeps things running smoothly through excellent communication skills and professionalism
  • Answer and route incoming phone calls in a professional manner
  • Greet and support needs of visitors
  • Sign for and distribute various FedEx, UPS, and USPS packages, mail, and magazines to staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized office at all times (empty and load dishwasher, take out trash, clean off counters, water plants, and overall tidy whenever possible)
  • Maintain shared office calendar and coordinate conference room reservations
  • Maintain inventory and keep stock of general office supplies
  • Maintain inventory and keep stock of office snacks, coffee/tea, toiletries, etc.
  • Maintain accurate records and keep server files organized
  • Liaise with travel agent and staff to book business travel
  • Order catering and prepare conference room table settings for client/VIP meetings & presentations
  • Order and mail out annual firm holiday cards and client holiday gifts
  • Coordinate staff holiday gifts
  • Assist with various office expansion projects (i.e. basement remodel, library, main floor renovations)
  • Liaise with various professionals (I.T. support provider, telephone systems, document solutions providers, courier, travel agent, HVAC, electrician, plumber, pest control, water, and misc. handymen, CPAs, attorney, condo association)
  • Maintain Safety Manual and procedures (annual fire extinguisher test, key log, annual safety review, etc.)
  • Practice concern for the safety and overall well-being and morale of the staff
  • Coordinate conference/trade show registrations, schedules, etc. for design team
  • Critically evaluate current processes and develop effective and strategic procedures and policies for the management of office and team
  • Annually archive administrative files as needed
  • Collaborate with design librarian for upkeep of design resources (file new materials for library received in mail, remove and trash out-of-date product material, maintain schedule for interns/designers to maintain resource library, communicate with sales reps when materials need to be picked up, etc.)

Vendor Liaison:

  • Coordinate all in-house manufacturer product presentations (i.e. lunch and learns, CEUs, wine and cheese, mini-trade shows, etc.) and external industry social gatherings for the firm (i.e. NEWH events, factory tours, etc.)
  • Handle impromptu rep visits and inquiries to update the library
  • Maintain internal Vendor Database

Marketing/PR:

  • Assist with any marketing, PR, and social media efforts
  • Assist with content creation and management
  • Assist with copy creation and revision

Human Resources:

  • Coordinate and schedule candidate interviews at the direction of Core Management
  • Serve as primary contact for hired interns and oversee internship program requirements
  • Facilitate employee reviews
  • Assist with scheduling and executing staff meetings
  • Facilitate new employee orientation and on-boarding
  • Build relationships with top design schools and their career center staff
  • Ensure company representation at relevant career fairs and recruiting events
  • Streamline marketing goals with recruiting goals to attract top talent
  • Review and update firm job descriptions
  • Post and maintain vacant job announcements to appropriate websites and career portals
  • Review applications submitted and recommend qualified candidates to Core Management
  • Coordinate interviewing and new hire processes in collaboration with the Office Manager/Core Management

Event Planning:

  • Collaborate with Hospitality Committee to plan and execute annual firm retreat, annual holiday party, and other miscellaneous firm events (showers, birthdays, etc).

CFO Support:

  • Assist with reviewing & executing professional service contracts, vendor forms, etc.
  • Assist CFO with tracking project-related expenses and accurate record-keeping, as needed
  • Assist with Condo Association correspondence and participate in board meetings
  • Critically evaluate the on-going service of our third-party support teams (IT, copy/printer, travel agent, etc) and communicate concerns to CFO

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE MUST:

  • possess outstanding organization / time management / multi-tasking skills
  • possess outstanding oral and written communications skills with great attention to detail
  • possess a passion for and knowledge of design
  • be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment (always smiling)
  • be able to adapt to unexpected situations that may arise (always smiling)
  • be extremely proactive and a self-starter, mostly unsupervised
  • be able to prioritize various tasks at hand for yourself and others
  • be extremely thorough and detail-oriented with every task
  • have a “roll-up-your-sleeves” team-player attitude
  • maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • be proficient in the following software:
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (PhotoShop and InDesign)
  • be professional, friendly, creative and fun!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Position Type:
Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a design, marketing, communications or related field
Qualifications: A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a fast-paced administrative support role
Benefits: We are proud to offer competitive medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation and sick time off, 401(k) with company match, and growth opportunities.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following to careers@simspatrickstudio.com:

1) resume
2) cover letter
3) professional work samples demonstrating administrative skills