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Designer, Multi-Family Housing at MOI Inc

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Position:  Designer, Multi-Family Housing

Department:  Design

Reports to:  Design Team Lead

Classification:  Exempt

Location: DC Office

Date:  September, 2019


The Designer, Multi-Family Housing designs furniture solutions for leasing offices, lobbies, and amenity spaces of various multi-family housing properties. As a detail-oriented problem solver, the Designer, Multi-Family Housing will take ownership of small projects and will work collaboratively with the account manager and/or architects on larger projects as needed. The Designer will serve as the main point of contact for design services throughout the process for the owner and for the team. The ideal candidate is passionate about furniture and bringing life to clients’ spaces.

Essential Functions

  • Meet with the owner and/or architect, gather program information, take site measurements and verify in CAD. 

  • Make product selections, create budgets and presentations for concept design(s).

  • Vet the design solutions in CAD, and verify the design and programmatic intent is being met. 

  • Understand program criteria for the space and scheduling expectation from the client.

  • Field verify dimensions and site restrictions.

  • Select product for the space including, but not limited to furniture, rugs, lamps, accessories, artwork, wallcovering, and paint.

  • Assemble design presentations to communicate design ideas and proposed selections.

  • Clearly communicate design ideas, budget pricing, and schedule with client.

  • Meet with vendors and subcontractors to correctly identify scope of work and expectations.

  • Create and review bills of materials with quotes from manufacturers.

  • Collaborate with sales development specialists and project coordinators to turn a design into a proposal.

  • Present final proposals to clients for signature. 

  • Provide value engineering options as required.

  • Work with team on orders to ensure all of the proper information is relayed to all parties.

  • Coordinate installation and timing with the project manager and outside vendors.

  • Review shop drawings and any acknowledgement requests from vendors.

  • Review installation with owner and create punch list as required.

  • Assist in resolving all punch list items as required.

  • Obtain all project sign offs, and appropriate client forms and vendor forms as required.

  • Maintain detailed project documentation on all designs, revisions, and phases of the project and ensure clear communication to team members.

  • With the team, manage the ship dates and receiving of products to ensure project delivers and installs on time.

  • Manage multiple projects with multiple timelines simultaneously.

  • Respond to RFP from designers with complete information regarding lead times, fees, and pricing.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in interior design with 5 to 6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience designing for multi-family housing projects.

  • Experience managing extensive multi-family project-management experience required.


  • Proficiency in CAD, Power Point, Microsoft Suite, and InDesign.

  • Ability to find accessories, art, and rugs that compliment and complete spaces being designed.

  • Ability to act as the point of contact and own design aspects of projects from concept to installation.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Strong client-facing and presentation skills.

  • Effective problem solving, time management, and communication skills (oral and written).

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable when needed.

  • Proactive, "self-starter" approach.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.   

Working Conditions

General office environment.  Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time.  The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.  Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available