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Ghafari Interior Designer in Grand Rapids, Michigan


General Summary:

The Interior Designer, with some supervision from the Manager of Architecture or Senior Interior Designer, will lead and assist in executing office and project-related design and technical tasks of moderate to high complexity with particular focus on interior design.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares background drawings, as built drawings and furniture inventory for projects.

  • Prepares design program documents and schematic design presentation documents.

  • Carries out design tasks of limited scope (space planning, alternative studies, elevation studies, furniture selections, finish selections, etc.)

  • Assist in the preparation of digital and physical material sample boards.

  • Assists in the preparation of specifications (providing manufacturer information, limited editing tasks)

  • Prepares interior related construction documents (furniture plans, schedules, etc.).

  • Assist in construction administration of projects with review of submittals and samples.

  • As appropriate may run entire project of limited scope.

  • Manage in-house material library.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Employment Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Interior Design


  • 3+ years of experience in an Interior Design role

  • Complete NCIDQ examination eligibility requirements for the NCIDQ exam


  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUP and/or other rendering software, the Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office products

  • Knowledge of industry vendors

  • Strong verbal and written communication

  • Excellent organizational skills


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

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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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2021-1604

Job Location US-MI-Grand Rapids

Category Architecture