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Performs professional and technical work involving the efficient design of interiors to encourage maximum space utilization.

This individual is responsible for planning, designing, and drafting detailed specifications for creating a pleasing and functional interior environment. Work may also be performed in collaboration with an architect or other designer. Duties include consulting with individuals responsible for the space to be designed regarding decisions on space planning, color and fabric selections for wall, floor, and window coverings, paint colors, and furniture, shelving, and cabinet selections. Proposals for design work are prepared with regard to budgetary restrictions and customer or user expectations. Work is performed with considerable independence.


Plan, design and supervise major renovations, remodeling and additions.

Prepare construction documents, write specifications, review bid documents.

Meet with department heads or representatives to determine interior architecture needs including determining space utilization and fabric and color selections of wall, floor, and window coverings.

Maintains illustrative materials on available products and materials for selection by the user.

Meets with vendors, suppliers and contractors. Review interior needs with sales representatives and vendors to determine who can provide the best service.

Procures furnishings, materials and equipment.

Prepares proposals for design work including sketches and costs estimates for labor, equipment, and materials.

Prepares final designs and specifications within budgetary restrictions.

Helps estimators with complex interior projects.

Performs necessary drafting work for projects.

Performs related work as required.

Bachelor's degree with major course work in interior design and 2 years of related experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience; registration or application for registration with the American Society of Interior Designers is desired.

Considerable knowledge of the practices and principals of interior design.

Considerable knowledge of the preparation of proposals and specifications for interior design work.

Knowledge of drafting procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university personnel.

Skill in designing interior alterations, renovations, and new layouts.

Knowledge of CAD programs.



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