Welcome to Kasian, where over 38 years of design excellence have sparked a passion for transforming ordinary spaces into extraordinary experiences. Our passion is strengthening connections between people and places by creating built environments that inspire and improve lives. With offices across Canada, we leverage the experience of our 250+ Kasian team members to deliver innovative and unique design solutions in multiple market sectors: commercial, workplace, healthcare, senior living, industrial and public.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a motivated and passionate Senior Interior Designer to complement our Calgary office, where we are involved in exciting work across a range of building types including commercial, mixed-use, retail, industrial, hospitality, public buildings, and healthcare.

You will manage the interior design direction on several concurrent projects and provide project leadership. Assist with business development and present to clients. Mentor and coach intermediate and junior interior designers. Responsibilities may include project management and contract administration. 

Here’s what you’ll be doing at Kasian:


  • Take responsibility for the overall quality of the interior design product
  • Act as or work with the Project Manager (PM) to create work plans, drawing lists, scope of services, budgets, and staffing requirements to deliver interior design solutions
  • Establish and maintain interior design production standards and procedures
  • Actively manage project fee budgets and costs to ensure profitability, draft fee agreements and contracts
  • Develop innovative design concepts which are practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes and functions which are reflective of client goals and within the project budget
  • Render conceptual design ideas and prepare 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings


  • Lead and participate in the Kasian design process including the creation of design concepts, presentation material, and submission documentation
  • Chair design and production meetings
  • Prepare and coordinate project schematic/conceptual designs
  • Prepare layouts, sketches and space plans required to convey design intent
  • Participate in strategic planning, client programming, and needs analysis phases
  • Work with technical and contract administration staff to produce successful design development and contract documentation in alignment with Kasian’s standards of quality, project specifications, and client program and budget needs
  • Work with authorities having jurisdiction to interpret and conform to codes and bylaws
  • Co-ordinate and/or undertake the selection and specification of furniture systems, fixtures, and equipment
  • Coordinate with project consultants and construction managers
  • Oversee all aspects of contract administration
  • Coordinate and/or undertake site deficiency review and installation inspections
  • Approve, monitor, and manage all time spent on projects, expenses, and consultant invoices
  • Maintain project records
  • Provide leadership, training, and mentorship to intermediate and junior staff
  • Keep current with innovative and forward-thinking design including research on materials and products
  • Apply thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines to incorporate Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects

What you bring to Kasian:

  • Diploma or Degree in Interior Design
  • NCIDQ certification is preferred
  • 10 to 15 years of interior design experience
  • Strong knowledge of current industry trends as well as local industry manufacturers and representation
  • Ability to prepare and complete a comprehensive interior design construction set of drawings
  • Advanced design awareness and knowledge of interior design principles and elements
  • Advanced understanding of construction and construction administration process
  • Knowledge of applicable building codes and by-laws
  • Permit application knowledge
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency in graphics software (Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Adobe Suite)
  • Excellent graphic presentation and design layout skills
  • Excellent communication, time management, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain client relationships
  • Ability to present to, and negotiate with clients
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Be able to lead projects with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in delivering high-quality design solutions

This opportunity is an exceptional career fit for a candidate with long-term ambitions to contribute to one of Canada’s top architectural practices. If you are looking to be part of a progressive environment and deliver innovative projects, we’d like to hear from you. Please feel free to submit your resume directly to elena.cowan@kasian.com

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