Stantec Workplace/Retail Interior Designer in Chicago, Illinois

The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity in our Chicago (Michigan Ave), IL office for a Workplace/Retail Interior Designer.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Client leadership in meeting their needs and desires.

  • Works with the Design Director(s) and Project Leadership on design development and production.

  • Develops interior design in accordance with client requirements and intent, maintained through documentation and construction.

  • Resolves complex design issues with innovative and practical solutions.

  • Produce and lead graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings.

  • Coordinates with consultants, contractors, fabricators, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.

  • Assists in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination.

  • Contributes to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs.

  • Advocate, inspire, and stimulate creativity, critical thought, and design excellence both internally and externally.

  • Supports Business Development activities, including marketing proposals, interview, conference attendance, etc.

  • Act as a mentor to the studio, teach, and coach to design and production staff with goal of growing and guiding them through their careers, ensures design process is followed and influences usage of technological tools.

  • Implementation of Stantec's QA/QC process, including management, design, and documentation reviews.

  • Develops and implements firm's brand, image, marketing collateral and business collateral.

  • Acts as a vehicle for the deliver of firm's message on design, directing project photography, and written descriptions.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to problem solve both individually and as a part of a team.

  • Knowledge of programming and workplace initiatives taking place in the industry.

  • Capable in the furniture recommendations and specification arena.

  • Proficiency in the use of 2D/3D software, including Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio MAX, Sketchup, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Understand of 3D Studio Max and InDesign is a plus.

  • Extensive knowledge of materials, construction techniques, and building codes.

  • Strong client engagement and presentation skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas.

Your Education and Experience

5-10 years minimum experience on interior architecture projects - Commercial Workplace and Retail Admin roll-out efforts.

Bachelors' degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field.

State licensure and LEED accreditation is a plus.


This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Design Coordinator

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Organization: BC-2227 Buildings-US Great Lakes

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Jun 12, 2018, 1:43:53 PM

Req ID: MIG-34794