BKV Group is a holistic design firm providing a full complement of architectural, interior design and engineering expertise and services. Since 1978, BKV has grown from a sole proprietorship into a diverse partnership with practice sites in Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington, DC, serving clients regionally and nationwide. An established leader in the practice areas of multi-family housing, government and corporate, we share knowledge across studios and geographies to provide relevant and meaningful solutions that support our clients’ mission. Our clients appreciate our collaborative approach to incorporating proven processes, technologies and best-practices to bring their vision to life.
Scope / Schedule/ Budget: Reviews project budget with Project Lead or Partner at start of project. Works with Project Lead to align tasks to be completed with available budget. Communicates scope and budget concerns with Project Lead and reviews budget status throughout the project.
Vision: Works with Project Lead to develop Visioning / Branding package for client to establish aesthetic direction and Interior Design Concepts for the project. Designer to communicate vision through use of imagery, renderings and concept designs.
Programming: Meets with client/project lead to determine program requirements. Designer works with client/project lead to understand function, equipment, ff&e and any other factors that will affect the planning of the project interiors.
Space Planning: Works with Project Lead to determine scope of plan development. Uses program knowledge to develop functional, innovative environment that will enhance the experience for the occupant.
Finish and Materials: Works with project lead to develop appropriate finish and material selections and implements an overall design palette that support the aesthetic goals, budget and functionality of the project.
Furniture/Artwork/FF&E: Specifies appropriate furniture, artwork and accessories. Assists owner in procurement of furniture as required.
Coordination: Responsible for communicating design intent of project interiors with other disciplines.
Construction Documents: Develops construction documents for bidding under the supervision of the project lead. Coordinates with other disciplines for quality assurance, technical accuracy and completeness. Coordinates with project lead to finalize scope of Interiors Construction documents.
Presentation materials: Develops 3D renderings, rendered elevations and floor plans to communicate design to owner. Reviews presentation materials with project lead prior to submitting to owner.
Maintains appropriate records and files on assigned projects.
Maintains a free flow of communications with the Project Lead and other staff members relative to the activities on assigned projects.
Develop and implement a personal development program that will insure future personal growth and development within the Firm and the industry.
Receives project direction from the Project Lead and Interior Design Partner.
Four-year Interior Design degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of 5-10 years of experience working in a commercial design firm.
Applicant must have strong experience in multi-family and/or hospitality design.
Preferred that NCIDQ exam complete and licensed and registered Certified Interior Designer (CID).
Strong graphic presentation skills, proficient in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite and 3D Modeling.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Entrepreneurial, creative, and highly motivated individual.
Strong relationship building skills with internal teams and clients.
About BKV Group
BKV Group is a national multi-discipline award-winning firm established in 1978 to provide integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and construction administration services to public and private clients. We engage clients, value client’s objectives, and develop innovative design solutions to make meaningful contributions to the built environment. Our collaborative approach strives to support our mission of “Enriching Lives and Strengthening Communities.”