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We are looking for an experienced Senior Designer with thorough knowledge of interior design practice to join our San Francisco based office. If you are a passionate, motivated and collaborative individual, we would love to hear from you!

Why Join Brereton?

Our Dynamic Team – At Brereton, our people are our greatest assets. If you are motivated, energetic and are looking to join a diverse team of talented professionals, we offer a rewarding work experience in a progressive, academic, and professional atmosphere with opportunity for advancement in our growing firm. We create environments that reflect the vision and values of our clients.  Enhancing our clients’ business, brand, culture and design with our signature design style in inspiring spaces that create a sense of place, connecting people and have meaning.

What We Do – Brereton is a leading architecture, workplace and design firm, dynamic and forward thinking. We develop solutions with consideration for the individuality and unique environment of each business, their schedules and budget requirements. We are passionate about serving our clients and enhancing the lives of all that experience each project affecting the communities where we live and work.  We specialize in Architecture & Interior Architecture, Design, Workplace, Sustainability and Technology.

Our Culture – Since establishing our firm in 1978, we have committed ourselves to enjoying a work life balance.  Our team of 40+ innovative team members believe in working hard and playing hard.  We believe in giving back to the community in projects with LEAP Sandcastle, City of Hope/Bike for Hope, Boy Scouts of America and the local Police, Sheriffs and Firefighters charities.  Our team enjoys TGIF morning breakfast, vender lunch & learns, wine & designs to design competitions.

Benefits – We encourage our employees to live a healthy balanced life.  Our compensation plan includes medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, health savings accounts, 401k plan, paid holidays and an incentive compensation plan.

We Invest In Our Employees – As a part of our firm’s commitment to professional development Brereton offers reimbursement for professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.  Our professional development programs empower our staff to exceed our client’s expectations.  While building long-term relationships we provide workplace solutions and quality design for our clients who value personal commitment.

About the Job Opportunity

This candidate would be responsible for Space Planning and Schematic Design of large projects with some involvement in smaller projects as needed. Participates in, and sometimes oversees, the design control of interiors projects in the design development, construction document and supervision phases.


  • Evaluates project information, confers and corresponds with client representatives in conjunction with the Project Manager to determine project parameters and requirements.

  • Develops space planning and design concepts for project(s).

  • Participates directly in each project from programming through project completion.

  • Prepares presentation and design drawings.

  • Designs with a minimum of supervision.

  • Coordinates with design team to ensure integration of design elements.

  • Responsible for quality control for the space planning and interior design functions.

  • Assists Project Manager to establish and monitor the project design fee/budget.

  • Oversees interior design aspects of construction.

  • Gathers the technical specifications for various interior design elements.

  • Confers and corresponds with client representatives, as directed by Project Manager, to determine project parameters / requirements; participates in design presentations.

  • Constructs 3D renderings / finish boards.

  • Actively participates in business development and networking opportunities and in the marketing of the Company.

  • Participates in the development of “in-house” design standards; assures that design policies, procedures, standards and philosophies are adhered to.

  • Participates in professional organizations.

  • Demonstrate creative experience in development of design concepts, finishes and furniture; knowledge of manufacturers and sources for commercial applications.

  • Participates in design charrettes.


What we’re looking for in our future Senior Designer

  • 10+ years’ extensive experience in all phases of interior design, including substantial and varied experience involving responsible planning and interior design of complex projects.

  • Substantial experience with applications of engineering technology, interior design materials and construction methods, including sustainable materials.

  • Able to prepare construction documents and create design concepts/documentation with advanced knowledge of detailing for interior construction; ability to draft at good production level.

  • Complete understanding of working drawing format, and sense of design, color, texture and scale.

  • Resourcefulness in researching sources of fabrics, furniture, designs elements, etc.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and the MS Office suite.

  • Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, or comparable 3D presentation software.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and / or Master’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture from accredited school.

  • License/ Professional certifications – CID, IIDA, NCIDQ State Architect or comparable license or certification preferred. LEED AP preferred.


For Consideration

To apply, please send your resume plus a cover letter, portfolio, and /or sample work to Reference on subject line `Senior Designer’.

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