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Project Designer, Hospitality

Company: Kohler
Location: Kohler
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Project Designer, Hospitality

Location: Kohler, WI


The Project Designer is responsible for supporting the design and execution of projects within Kohler's Architecture and Interior Design Department. Under the direction of the Lead Interior Designer and Project Leaders, the Project Designer, will support a wide range of hospitality and corporate projects. The Project Designer should have design and implementation experience in one or more of the following fields: luxury hospitality, spa, retail, workspace, and emphasis on high-end custom environments. Projects involve new building construction, facility renovation, and the refurbishment of existing facilities. hospitality, and campus projects. Projects will encompass research, conceptual design, planning, utilization analysis, renovations and new construction. The Project Designer will be a key contributor and team member, supporting the project design, development, coordination, driving deliverables, meeting deadlines and execution.

The Project Designer responsibilities include; design concept and development, space planning, interior finish selections, and corresponding specifications, cost estimates, procurement assistance, rendering development, model creation, preparation of presentation materials, design development drawings, project tracking and closeout and completion of team member assignments. Expertise for projects in the field of interior design is required when in close collaboration with both internal and external partners. The Project Designer will be responsible for supporting in presentations for monthly Design Review meetings.

Specific Responsibilities:

Provide support in preparing the following:

* Feasibility studies and fee estimates. * Assist with the development of project design scope definitions, programming, objectives, and requirements. * Assist with the development of preliminary design concepts through drawings, FF&E selections, and renderings. * Demonstrate a mastery of space planning and adept knowledge of product and material specifications. * Assist with FF&E cost estimates, specification documentations, quotations, budget, procurement, managing lead times and coordinating resources. * Obtain bids and other supporting documents for compliance as exhibits in the preparation of ACTs. * Lead job-site coordination meetings and design team meetings on assigned projects. * Review and approve submittals and RFI's, ensuring compliance with project scope. * Prepare "As-Built" specifications and other essential close-out documents. * Assembling documents and presentation collateral for Design Review. * Provide routine support on vendor updates and library organization. * Address ADA and interior finish compliance and ergonomic/human factors on projects. * Collaborate and assist project teams, including designers, architects, project managers, consultants, vendor, and purchasing associates to meet project timeline, budget, and expectations. * The Project Designer will need to demonstrate a high level of abstract reasoning, problem solving and demonstrate strong creative design sense.

Leadership Competency:

* Directs and leads projects as assigned. Receives general direction from superiors and exercises discretion when making decisions. Demonstrates ability to prioritize workload and manage to deadlines. * Professional level of communication with strong ability to communicate design ideas visually, written, and verbally to various Business Associates. * Team Oriented- Fosters, builds and develops relationships across disciplines. Collaborate effectively to achieve project success. * Develop ability to anticipate, recognize and resolve potential conflicts. Intervene and take action to resolve before project and team are adversely affected. * Demonstrates ability to prioritize workload and manage to deadlines. * Demonstrate self-awareness and ability to continuously improve. Be accepting of feedback and input, while providing feedback to associates and design team.

Technical Skills:

* Expertise and proficiency in AutoCad and MS Office Suite are required. * Ability to create and manipulate models, renderings, and lighting studies is required. * Specialization in one or more of the following: Revit Architecture, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Sketch Up, SpecLink and other software are a plus. * Creative sketching and Hand rendering skills are preferred. * Skilled code knowledge preferred.


* Candidates shall possess one of the following, a degree in Interior Design, Environmental Design or degree from an NAAB accredited School of Architecture. * Candidate shall provide a portfolio that exhibits a high level of professional competency and design skill based on work experience. * Five (5) or more years' experience is necessary, with a minimum 2-3 years as a Project Designer or equivalent position. * Candidates with design experience in the luxury market are strongly encouraged. * LEED AP or NCIDQ certification is desirable. Active membership in ASID, IIDA or IFMA is preferred.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

Keywords: Kohler, Milwaukee , Project Designer, Hospitality, Other , Kohler, Wisconsin

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