• Austin, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

About Us:

We are an Austin-based interior architecture and design firm specializing in senior living communities. Our firm creates exceptional interior environments that celebrate life for senior living communities throughout the continental United States, and we seek only the most talented individuals who want an opportunity to grow professionally and enhance our practice and the lives of seniors.

About You:

You are a bright, talented professional with a desire to be in a creative and collaborative design firm. You are the best in your field. Individuals in this position will work within a fast-paced environment, so the ability to handle pressure, stay organized, and multi-task is important. You also have a strong sense of self-accountability, high attention to detail, and sound judgment. You enjoy the design process and like to have fun with it.

Position Summary:

The Designer researches and develops approved conceptual project designs in compliance with best practices, design feasibility and production standards for all project phases. This position also provides approved design documentation for construction. This role delivers clarification of design and makes modifications during project construction phase as required. The Designer ensures that the aesthetic of all spaces aligns with overall project design intent. This role develops all presentation materials for client meetings, assists in presentations, and works closely with the Design Coordinator to ensure graphic standards are met. The Designer is also responsible for meeting all project milestones as set forth by the Design Coordinator and Project Design Manager.

Measures of Success:

  • Designs meet the project requirements and senior ergonomic standards, and the construction documents align with studioSIX5 standards.
  • Presentation(s) are cohesive and design intent is clearly communicated to the client.
  • Well documented drawings result in minimal requests for clarification.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Attends weekly meeting with Design Team as scheduled.
  • Effectively monitors project tasks, deadlines, and reports progress to Design Coordinator.
  • Communicates daily with Design Coordinator on project performance as needed.
  • Develops plans and interior architecture in the direction communicated by the Project Design Manager and Design Coordinator.
  • Makes all finish and furnishings selections that align with project design parameters.
  • Ensures furniture plans meet project and senior ergonomic requirements.
  • Develops and assists in client presentations.
  • Ensures presentation graphics meet studioSIX5 standards.
  • Effectively and accurately documents drawings and answers detailed design related questions.
  • Follows and maintains systems for managing work flow as directed by Design Coordinator.
  • Attends project furnishings installations for final accessorizing and punch list.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates ability to work independently or as part of a team and is an avid learner.
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to follow a task to completion.
  • Ability to be proactive and maintain a positive attitude with a resourceful approach.
  • Must be able to work with urgent deadlines, multiple priorities and multiple team members.
  • Advanced computer skills to include AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite is required.

Experience / Education:

  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience as a Design Team member in an Interior Design/Architectural firm is preferred.
  • Experience in Senior Living, Hospitality, or Healthcare is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in Interior Design/Interior Architecture from a CIDA accredited program is required.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment:

  • This position handles and maintains proprietary highly confidential employee, financial and company information. The utmost care must be taken to assure confidential information and documents are always secure.
  • This position requires 20% travel nationwide.
  • This position requires occasional nights, weekends, holidays, and after hours' availability.
  • This position requires a current and valid driver's license.


  • Compensation commensurate with experience, exempt
  • Bonuses
  • Paid company holidays
  • PTO
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401K with matching
  • Professional Development
  • Charity and Community Involvement
  • Family Oriented Culture
  • Internal and External Social Events
  • Minimum of 38-hour workweek, flexibility

studioSIX5 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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