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Interior Designer

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Professional Fields, Architecture, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:

At a Glance:
This position works within the University Facilities Capital Projects department. The Interior Designer is responsible for planning, development and implementation of interior design in support of Washington and Lee University’s capital projects program, which includes space planning, move management, environmental graphics and project support activities.

Reporting to the Director of Capital Projects, the Interior Designer serves as a team member on large building design and construction projects to ensure university standards are incorporated and interior design responds to programmatic goals. The position serves as a resource to facilities maintenance in guiding interior finish renewal to maximize lifecycle. The position works with colleagues across the university on accessible and efficient furniture solutions, procurement and installation. The Interior Designer also guides design and standards for campus signage included wayfinding, building signs and graphics. The Interior Designer serves the university community through the use of thoughtful interior design principles offering functional and efficient spaces.

University Facilities is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
  • Provides interior design services for capital projects managed by the University Facilities through needs assessment, space planning, budgeting, specification, procurement and installation, as well as, collaborate with design consultants engaged on larger projects.

  • Develops space analysis and design plans that integrate programmatic requirements to provide solutions that are based upon proper principles of interior design, academic pedagogy and workspace practices.

  • Develops and maintains the University’s campus architectural finish and FF&E standards for new construction, renovation and capital renewal projects.

  • Develops and maintains vendor relationships to assure access to current interior finish samples, FF&E product and price information.

  • Works independently with project managers, consultants and key stakeholders to facilitate the needs assessment, budgeting, design assistance, selection, procurement and installation of FF&E and signage including wayfinding, building and donor recognition plaques.

  • Develops interior design documents including contract drawings, specifications, budget estimates and purchase contracts.

  • Provides guidance with regard to applicable building code requirements, State and Federal guidelines and other issues pertaining to the interior design efforts or space utilization.

  • Coordinates building occupant relocations in support of Capital Projects.

  • Conducts site inspections, develop documentation/presentations and perform other project support activities as assigned by supervisor.

  • Conducts ergonomic risk assessments to promote workplace wellness.

  • Additional related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree from a CIDA accredited Interior Design program and professional interior design experience required. Higher Education facilities experience preferred. Required Certification/Registrations or Licensure: NCIDQ and/or Commonwealth of Virginia CID, or ability to attain either within next 12 months. Proficient in the use of CAD. Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Proficient project management skills associated with interior building environments, which include cost estimating, procurement, contract management, and budget management.

Work Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please upload a cover letter and resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional references.

External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the or here .

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at

Physical Requirements:
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

Working Conditions: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Benefit Eligible



Weekly Hours:


Minimum Pay:


Pay commensurate with experience.

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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