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Interiors Practice Leader
San Francisco, California

Our client is a leading International multi-disciplinary practice consistently recognized and awarded at the highest levels for design excellence and technical innovation, committed to shaping a better future for their clients, communities and planet. The firm leverages its international expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets through a network of culturally diverse global design studios focused on Commercial, Hospitality, Education, Aviation, Cultural, Sports, Health + Science, and Civic projects. Their innovative work encompasses Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Design, Graphics, Industrial Design, Structural & Civil Engineering, Sustainable Design, Urban Design and Planning. Given the firm’s continued growth and success they are seeking an Interiors Practice Leader to play a key role in their Los Angeles Interiors practice, Regionally, Nationally & Globally.

As part of a collaborative global design practice, the Interiors Practice Leader will work closely with the Los Angeles Leadership Team, and the firm-wide Interiors Leadership Team, developing an approach to interiors that is responsive to the marketplace and within the firm's core values and Design Ethos. S/he will have the opportunity to use his or her exemplary skills, talents and expertise in creating a management framework that supports stand-alone Interiors as well as some of the most significant integrated design projects of our time. The Interiors Practice Leader supports the ethos of the practice by directing, administering, and coordinating the priorities and initiatives of the Los Angeles office and leading the operation of Interior Design within an aggressively growing global practice. 

The Interiors Practice Leader brings visionary and creative leadership with a deep understanding of the profession, while embodying high standards of design excellence and innovation, as well as an entrepreneurial approach to Interiors as an integrated component of the firm. Working with other office and firm leadership, he/she leads the implementation of the policies, goals, and objectives established by the strategic model. In collaboration with the Partners and Design Directors, the Interiors Practice Leader implements an operating structure in alignment with the practice at a national, regional and office level.

Leadership and Culture

  • Support the firm’s overall practice and culture

  • Develop an Interiors practice that is regarded as innovative and market leading by peers and clients

  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff

  • Model a professional practice manner that is client-centric and results oriented

  • Set benchmarks and monitor the growth of the practice

  • Maintain effective relationships between firm leadership, key staff and clients

  • Establish relationships with key consultants, agencies and industry organizations

  • Establish working relationships with firm support areas including Marketing, Accounting, HR, IT, Legal, etc.

Business Development, Marketing and Communication

  • Direct business development activities, including market research, creating new business development strategies and materials

  • Actively participate in new business development activities

  • Guide and monitor the business development activities of practice teams to ensure effective results

  • Oversee client relationship development

Operations and Team Management

  • Develop and maintain a plan to support the Interiors practice in Los Angeles

  • Work with both Los Angeles and firm-wide Interiors Leadership Teams to achieve budgeted profits and other financial criteria in support of firm financial goals

  • Evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and report them to the Interiors and Los Angeles Leadership Team

  • Delegate activities, responsibilities, and authority to support staff and team members as necessary

  • Work with the Los Angeles Leadership Team to mentor, develop and maintain qualified personnel in all positions

  • Provide or arrange for orientation and ongoing training for staff members

  • Support the development and implementation of interiors procedures that promote communication and appropriate information flow

  • Serves as a role model of good communication in all areas of responsibility


  • Substantial, progressively responsible experience in leading interior design or architecture practices

  • 10+ years of studio or practice leadership experience with a focus on Workplace, Hospitality, and/or Residential market sectors

  • Demonstrated success in the development of new client relationships and building market share


  • Four-year accredited Architectural or Interior Design Degree. Completion of five or six year Architectural or dual Degree program preferred


  • Architectural Registration and/or NCIDQ professional accreditation

  • LEED accreditation preferred