Careers

We're looking for brilliant people who love solving challenging problems and developing innovative spaces. At MKDA, you'll have the chance to make an impact while working in an environment that facilitates learning and collaboration. Some of our benefits include: Competitive salary Health benefits with firm contributions TransitChek 401K Daily Fresh Fruit Bagel Fridays Company Events Happy Hours Lunch & Learns

Featured Opportunities

Senior Architect - Washington, D.C.

MKDA is award-winning commercial Interior Design firm headquartered in New York City. We are seeking a creative and technically savvy Senior Architect to join our Washington, D.C. team. The ideal candidate will be a driven critical thinker, team oriented in nature, and adaptable to change. He or she must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and exhibit strong project-planning abilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibits understanding of the firm’s design philosophy
  • Manages client relationships in collaboration with Industry and Team Leaders
  • Directs projects, guiding project teams from initial engagement through project completion
  • Serves as clients’ primary day-to-day point of contact, responding to questions and concerns in a timely, thoughtful manner
  • Ensures the quality completion of deliverables on time and on budget
  • Monitors contract compliance and execution
  • Identifies and initiates additional service agreements
  • Prepares work plans
  • Oversees and adjusts project financials, schedules, and staffing to meet design and profitability goals
  • Participates in invoicing process
  • Participate in business development initiatives
  • Tracks key metrics and project data
  • Promotes corporate culture, mentoring the next-level of leaders
  • Exhibit strong communication skills with relation to client interaction.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Significant experience in the fields of architecture and interior architecture; a minimum of 7- 10 years, preferably with licensure.
  • Proven track record in a leadership role
  • Project management expertise – with substantive experience managing budgets and schedules
  • A holistic understanding of the design process with thorough knowledge of technical design and construction drawing documentation.
  • Experience successfully directing the technical and delivery portions of multiple high-profile projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior time management and organizational abilities
  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD, 3D Rendering, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite. Revit and Sketch-Up a plus.
  • RA, AIA, CID and LEED a plus

Email your resume and cover letter to info@mkda.com  with “Senior Architect Application – Washington, D.C.” in the subject line.

Junior Interior Designer - Washington, D.C.

MKDA, an award-winning commercial Interior Design firm headquartered in New York City, is seeking a creative and technically strong Junior Interior Designer to join the Washington, D.C studio. A dynamic and fast-paced position, the candidate must manage a variety of assignments from multiple sources, thrive under deadlines, take initiative and self-manage to prioritize tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibits understanding of the firm’s design philosophy.
  • Exhibit strong communication skills with relation to client interaction.
  • Ability to produce complete furniture specifications.
  • Coordinate with outside consultants and vendors.
  • Have a good understanding of interior finishes, materials, furniture, lighting, fixtures, and FF&E schedules and budgets.
  • Proficiency in millwork detailing and specifications and reviewing shop drawings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of professional working experience in corporate interior design.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch-Up and 3D Rendering.
  • Experience with creating all project documentation, including Design Development and Construction sets, and Construction Administration
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office
  • Basic knowledge of current building codes including ADA requirements.
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, clients, vendors and construction managers.
  • Excellent presentation skills and strong communicator with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Possesses strong organizational and problem solving skills, prioritizes and handles multiple deadlines with grace

Salary commensurate with education, professional experience and demonstrated knowledge. Equal-opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, including any salary requirements, to info@mkda.com  with “Junior Interior Designer Application – Washington, D.C.” in the subject line.

 

 

 

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