Design Professional II - Interior Design
Detroit, MI 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description


HKS Detroit is seeking an experienced Design Professional II to join our Sports Interiors team.

Contributes and develops project and design solutions to advance respective projects while working independently with guidance. Eager to learn and innovate. Anticipates job expectations while performing design and technical tasks requiring application of standard techniques and knowledge.


  • Effectively fulfills tasks to document and convey design requirements and design solutions to the broader design and construction team with general supervision
  • Assists in and collaborates on designing and preparing implementation document sets (i.e., interior plans, fixture plans, elevations, details) for designated projects
  • Works with project team to review work for design integrity, accuracy, clarity and quality
  • Organizes files, materials and displays
  • May complete site surveys, field verification and test fit plans
  • Conducts research (i.e., conceptual, site, client, materials) for the project team
  • Assists with the development of interiors concepts based on client vision, desire, project scope and architectural concept
  • Participates in schematic design activities, including making adaptations and modifications and assisting other designers in specific aspects of overall design
  • Utilizes creative thinking to achieve innovative solutions
  • Assists in the coordination with consultants, furniture dealers, product reps and fabricators to meet overall project objectives
  • Maintains furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) databases, specifications and performance metrics
  • May assist with review of RFIs and submittals during the Construction Administration Phase
  • May be responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors and contractors to incorporate all information into project requirements
  • Participates in team meetings to discuss project and technical issues
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the project team
  • Recognizes the financial aspect of a project and basic accounting principles involved in ensuring the project's and firm's profitability
  • Understands the importance of growing and maintaining client relationships and the basic concept of business development
  • Assists in pursuit of new job opportunities either through relationship development or identifying additional work from existing clients


  • Accredited professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related field
  • On the path to NCIDQ certification
  • Typically 3+ years of experience
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Experience with software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, InDesign and 3D modeling software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Knowledge of FF&E to carry out design intent
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing


If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran

HKS is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, advancement, compensation, and termination. HKS’ policies, including its Affirmative Action Programs, are designed to not only ensure legal compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, but to carry out the principles of equal employment opportunities in all job categories. Deliberate and conscious effort is made to make employment decisions that are consistent with these equal employment opportunity principles. HKS will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or disability; and ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements. Employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination for filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation or hearing, opposing and/or exercising any other right made unlawful by Executive Order 11246, Sections 503 and 38 USC 4212, as amended, or their implementing regulations, or any other Federal, State or local laws requiring equal opportunity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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