Interior Designer/Architect II, FF&E Specialist At MA | Morris Adjmi Architects

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • 78,000 - 120,000 USD / Year

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Job Overview

An Interior Designer/Architect II, FF&E Specialist provides design guidance, management, and oversight of FF&E throughout all project phases and generates all FF&E concepts for interiors, including full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating FF&E elements. The IDII plans and designs interior aspects of multiple large-scale projects and provides subject matter expertise on space planning, FF&E, and material components of interior design. The IDII/IAII is familiar with what is required to be completed in all project phases, including construction documents. This role is introduced to construction administration and the various responsibilities during the phase.



  • Professional degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture
    or Interior Design
  • IAII: Architecture License Required
  • Other accreditations preferred but not required (NCIDQ, AIA, LEED)


  • 6+ years of related experience


  • Proficient in 3D modeling using software such as Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, and SketchUp; Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign); Enscape, Procore, MS Office, and Bluebeam


  • Uphold the MA Core Values in all aspects of work
  • Effectively advise project team, ensuring collaboration between internal disciplines (PM, Interiors, Art), consultants, and contractors
  • Model positive leadership, communication, and organizational skills; mentor and facilitate growth of less experienced colleagues
  • Develop additional standards and protocols to create more efficient and effective work with a specific focus on FF&E and Materials.
  • Lead in-house learning seminars to advance firm-wide technical knowledge
  • Effectively communicate with team members and organize workload; meet established deadlines
  • Supervise and ensure the maintenance of materials within the Interiors Materials Library
  • Complete tasks with accuracy, precision, and attention to detail
  • Be a clear written and verbal communicator with strong presentation skills


Project Design & Planning

  • Understand the MA “Project Road Map” as well as the project schedule and pertinent deadlines.
  • Participate in project design and development from concept through documentation.
  • Generate and/or oversee the development of the FF&E design concept based on the interior design.
  • Lead point person for ongoing design collaboration and coordination with MA’s sister company specializing in FF&E design
  • Highly skilled at producing complex furniture layouts across various interior programs
  • Assist in the preparation of client design presentations (selecting conceptual images, generating 3D views, rendering elevations, material, and FF&E selections). Able to put together client presentation templates based on the meeting agenda
  • Understand project scope and required deliverables
  • Develop FF&E package and material selections
  • Correspond with vendors regarding finishes, FF&E specifications, and pricing.
  • Implement design direction based on leadership feedback

Project Administration

  • Team Meetings
    1. Help to identify agenda items for coordination and client meetings; attend when appropriate.
    2. Draft meeting minutes for PA/PM review
  • Internal Management
    1. Provide guidance to less experienced colleagues as needed
    2. Assist in the development of the interior work plan; monitor adherence to budget and schedule
  • Consultant Management
    1. Coordinate activities with all consultants as appropriate
  • Contractor Management
    1. Be the secondary point of contact for RFIs, submittals, and correspondence

Project Documentation

  • Assist in the production of FF&E design development and construction documentation with moderate oversight on larger projects and minimal oversight on smaller projects.
  • Able to solely develop schedules for interior finishes, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and door hardware
  • Support review and coordination of consultant sets
  • Assist in the preparation of specifications
  • Consistently redline and review work for accuracy

Quality Control

  • Comply with MA Presentation Standards and Project Checklists
  • Develop and maintain office standards for FF&E design and documentation
  • Review all FF&E packages and internal documentation for accuracy and design intent before being issued
  • Working knowledge of building codes and ADA requirements and knowing where they are required
  • Have a familiarity with the BIM execution plan
  • Archive project emails and maintain standard server file organization
  • Self-check own work

Construction Administration

  • Attend site meetings as an observer as directed
  • Liaise with Purchasing Agent as needed
  • Prepare surveys of existing conditions
  • Aid with the review of shop drawings and approvals
  • Maintain proper Field Reports, RFI Logs, and Submittal Logs
  • Assist with review of RFIs and Submittals
  • Assist PM/PA in the preparation of a Punch List


MA has a distinctive culture founded upon our collective passion for community building, both in and out of the office. We are committed to maintaining a culture and sense of community by creating an enriching work environment built on collaboration, open communication, shared values, and common goals, complemented by engaging programming.

This includes daily lunches, firm-wide “On-the-Boards” presentations, offsite events such as the “Beautiful Spaces” series, and in-house art exhibitions.

MA offers a competitive and holistic compensation package that aligns with our core values of personal health and wellness, pay equity, and professional development, including but not limited to paid time off, paid health insurance, 401(k), and a number of ancillary benefits as well as financial incentives for licensure, professional certifications, and industry organization participation.

MA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and achieving an equal balance of pay within our industry based on merit and in accordance with the annual benchmarks set by the AIA, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.


Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions. Applications without work samples will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.

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