McFarlane Architects – Interior Designer, San Diego

San Diego 02.16.22

McFarlane Architects – Interior Designer, San Diego

McFarlane Architects (MA) is a nationally recognized expert in the Life Science field, and an award winning full-service architectural, planning, and interior design firm located in a new award-winning office in the University City area of San Diego. MA specializes in Life Science and Advanced Technology sectors and works primarily for the largest real estate developers, pharmaceutical, biotech, and advanced technology companies in the country. These sectors are insulated from regional and national economies as the sector’s success is based on the success of the science and technology, which places MA on the forefront of tomorrow’s cures, vaccines, treatments, and technologies.

MA’s portfolio includes architectural design, master planning, and interior design. MA’s expertise, experience, and industry knowledge have positioned it as a leader in the San Diego and San Francisco regions. MA’s success has been built by a team of passionate, dedicated individuals that are committed to design excellence and providing superior customer service. It is our commitment to our clients that has not only set us apart but has contributed to our reputation and status in the industry. 

MA values individuals with passion, creativity, and technical expertise. We encourage team members to take initiative in our collaborative and synergistic studio environment. We promote professional development through bi-weekly training sessions and advancement opportunities. MA offers 11 paid holidays a year, health insurance, dental insurance, vision, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, and company matched 401K Plan (after one year of service).

MA is seeking to hire a highly motivated, career minded, full-time INTERIOR DESIGNER who has creative design skills, is knowledgeable in current design trends, workplace strategies, and company branding. Candidates must have experience in corporate facility design, and/or other similar fields. 

Candidates must have a degree in interior design or architecture, NCIDQ certification (preferred), and have the ability to develop/execute designs for several project types, work in a collaborative environment, develop presentation drawings, and present designs to clients.

Responsibilities/duties will include:

  • Creating and developing new and innovative interior designs for corporate offices, space planning, and color and finish material selections.
  • Develop and make client presentations, interpreting client desires and translating their design goals into design and construction documents.
  • Working with Specifications Writer to ensure the continuity of drawings and specifications in relation to all interior finishes.
  • Resolution of complex design issues.
  • Research of products and materials.
  • Support Construction Administration phase activities.
  • Mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff.


  • Professional degree in Interior Design or Architecture.
  • 5 plus years of relevant experience in commercial projects in a Commercial Interior Design firm or Architectural Firm.
  • NCIDQ certification preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of materials and the ability to put together color and material schemes.
  • Understanding of the Building Code as applicable to space planning and interior finishes.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Proficiency in Sketch-up, Lumion, 3D Max and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work on a team, complete tasks correctly, accurately, meet project deadlines, and make professional presentations to clients.

For consideration, email resume and digital portfolio to [email protected]; No calls or drop-ins.

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