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Dubai, UAE
Senior architect or interior designer
at Studio KKD

Studio KKD is seeking a senior architect or interior designer to join its team in Dubai.

The role

Ideal candidates should possess a minimum of seven years of professional experience post-graduation in interior architecture or design. A robust portfolio demonstrating expertise and creativity in upscale residential and hospitality projects, alongside early-stage research and conceptualization, is essential. The ideal candidate must demonstrate an intellectual approach to their work, a global design perspective and a sensitivity to materials and detailing.

Responsibilities:

  • lead and inspire a diverse team within the studio, fostering an environment of creativity and inclusivity across different cultures and design perspectives
  • serve as the primary contact for clients, showcasing exceptional presentation skills to articulate complex design concepts and progress and negotiate design elements
  • lead design on luxury residential and hospitality projects, ensuring visionary and innovative solutions that meet client aspirations and project requirements
  • oversee project briefs from inception to detailed design phases, ensuring a coherent and strategic approach to achieving design excellence
  • direct the review process of contractors’ drawings, samples, and mock-ups, ensuring alignment with design intent and quality standards
  • lead site inspections to verify design integrity, addressing and resolving discrepancies between design plans and actual construction
  • ensure seamless integration of all project elements, facilitating effective communication and coordination among team members, contractors, and clients
  • proficiency in AutoCAD (Mac or PC) is mandatory, with a preference for candidates familiar with BIM and 3D modelling tools such as SketchUp, 3DMax and Rhino
  • previous experience in the GCC region is preferred and a distinct advantage

This role is for a highly creative designer with a skill set that includes solid attention to detail, being a team player, and being equally confident in using your initiative. Experience in an international creative studio is desirable.

About us

We are an award-winning creative studio based in London and Dubai. The studio creates architecture, interiors and branded environments across retail, hospitality, workplace and residential sectors, with a portfolio spanning the UK, Europe, the Middle East, USA and Asia.

Our studio, located in Dubai Design District (D3), is a relaxed environment yet highly professional and the daily demands are ever-changing; therefore, an ability to multi-task is essential. A driving license is vital for the role. We are an equal opportunities employer, celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion amongst our staff. Candidates must be eligible to work in Dubai and ideally be available for an interview at short notice (possibly by VC).

If this sounds like the studio for you, please send in your CV, expected monthly salary (AED), a prerequisite to be considered for the role and a link to view your portfolio (not as an attachment) via the ‘apply for job’ button below. Please include sketching, research and any student project work; the thought process and demonstrated evidence of this is critical to any successful selection for an interview.

We anticipate a high volume of applications, so regretfully, we can only respond to candidates selected for interview.

www.studiokkd.com

Salary: Undisclosed
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