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Ghafari Interior Designer (Space Planning) in Dearborn, Michigan


The Planning Team is responsible for the creation of the Global Workplace Standards and to ensure adherence to the standards. The Planning Team meets with customers to ascertain their needs, and provides detailed floor plans and direction to the project management team to implement. Planners engage in the following activities:

  • Initial customer meetings

  • Programming scope and development in adherence with the Global Workplace Standards

  • Test fit space plans

  • Detailed space plans

  • Furniture plans

  • Interior finish plans

  • Develops and executes migration and phasing plans for relocation and sequencing based on the physical space requirements

  • Establishes project goals and objectives, including but not limited to, schedule and budget parameters.

  • Attends meetings with Business Division representatives and facilitates discussion/programming of space requirements (headcount/growth, allocations, adjacencies, special support needs).

  • Follows deviation process if applicableThe Planning Team coordinates and provides input to the following teams:

  • DCT Finance

  • DCT Engineering

  • DCT Project Management

  • DCT Cost Estimating

  • IT Project Management

  • Audio Visual

  • Signage vendors

  • Furniture dealerships

  • Architects and Engineers

  • Property Management

  • Move Team

  • Change Management

  • Communications

  • CAD


  • 5+ yrs in the industry, specifically experience in space planning, furniture selection and finish plans

  • Technical skills include: AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft office Suite

  • Understanding of building codes a plus

  • Programming and scope development of space a plus


Ghafari Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services organization with a long-standing history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. With offices in North and South America, the Middle East and India, Ghafari serves a diverse client base across a variety of technically intensive market sectors. The firm distinguishes itself as an operations-focused practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, we follow an integrated approach to deliver solutions that synergize building systems and operations.

Ghafari was founded on innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in adopting the latest technologies in real project applications. That tradition continues today. Our 3D building information modeling (BIM) experience, combined with our expertise in integrated and lean project delivery and high definition laser scanning capabilities, is transforming the industry.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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Job ID 2021-1485

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Architecture