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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:05 AM


MOW design studio

Washington, DC

MOW design studio values the meaning of human interaction with our physical environment, including subjectivity, notions of beauty & relevance and desire for high quality experiences both visual and physical . MOW design studio stands for a luxury of content and experience that changes perspective on daily life- whether it is authenticity, time, engagement, or nature. MOW design studio was founded by jessica mowery. she approaches design from both a highly professional yet personal manner and her style embodies a contemporary marriage of space, light and color. her goal is to form a close relationship and a creative partnership with her clients in order to create spaces that are intimate, comfortable and beautiful. she takes cues from historical objects, items from various cultures, and favorite possessions to create unique surroundings.

MOW design studio is a small family-style design + build firm working primarily in the DC metro area. Our expertise is in innovative and contemporary high-end residential interiors. We maintain an intimate yet highly professional working environment. The relationship between designer and client is a personal one and we are seeking individuals who understand the importance of this. We work hard to maintain and cultivate long term relationships that persist beyond a single project, and we are looking for applicants that have the sensitivity and diligence to support those connections.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Organizes the work efforts of MOW design studio’s team on a day-to-day basis and functions as the primary facilitator of communication with the Client and other members of the project team.
• Is integral in the formulation of project design philosophy and adheres strictly to this philosophy in the execution of the work and in assignments. Recognizes the qualitative goals set forth for each project and works toward achieving these goals while balancing design, technical and business objectives.
• Establishes detailed work plans to meet project milestones and continually monitors progress. Monitors the time spent by staff at all levels during all project phases and modifies the project work plan to conform with the fee, budget and schedule, or takes other action to correct situations where tasks extend beyond the project fee, budget and/or schedule.
• Preparation of drawings, studies, specifications, models and other project tasks.
• Actively monitor progress, identifies issues for resolution, develops strategies for presentation to client, informs Principal in Charge and / or related discipline leader of issues and recommended course of action.
• Initiates the development of design solutions and details, checks the work of junior team members, and coordinates work with others on the project team and with outside project consultants, documenting the outcome.
• When applicable, prepares initial fee proposals in conjunction with the Owner and adheres to established scope of services. Negotiates additional services fees with Clients for additions to project scope and / or revised responsibilities when there is a variance from established project goals.
• When applicable, supervises MOW studio staff and subcontractors during the construction phase of the project and attends progress review meetings in accordance with the Owner / Designer agreement. Reviews all change-order proposals and certifies to Owner.
• Participate in strategic discussion with owner on issues that affect the studio’s performance, perception in the marketplace, client satisfaction and profitability.
• Researches and promotes opportunities for new or innovative work system applications. Actively looks for and implements techniques to improve quality of work and efficiency.
• Confers with client representatives and outside consultants on a continual basis throughout the project and communicates decisions and actions effectively to the project team documenting the outcome.

Essential Skills/Attributes

Exhibits excellent written and verbal: communication and presentation skills, commensurate with the high level of design and professionalism required for a designer at this level.
• Thorough understanding of all project phases of work including programming, space planning, color and material selections, FF&E selections, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction contract administration.
• Exhibits thorough understanding of residential building code and other regulatory requirements as they relate to the project and checks documents for compliance.
• Exhibits thorough understanding of finish and building materials, furniture and furniture systems, building systems, construction details and construction techniques.
• Must be a capable leader with an authoritative manner, but willing to listen to others and use input from all sources available. Confronts inadequate performance in a constructive way and is willing to share personal knowledge to train younger staff.
• Communicates lessons learned on projects with all members of the MOW team.
• Performs work and promotes initiatives to strengthen the studio’s corporate health.
• Emphasizes a customer / client focus in line with MOW’s mission statement and policies.
• Promotes a positive team effort by cooperative and interactive working methods and sets a high example of professionalism and leadership for junior staff Encourages, mentors and trains junior staff in a constructive and thoughtful manner.
• Exhibits a thorough understanding of SCB’s office standards and procedures, CAD/Revit standards working drawing and other drawing standards, participates in refining standards, implements accordingly and checks for conformance by the project team.
• Exhibits a results-oriented attitude and takes initiative toward all aspects of the project assignment. Is decisive and takes responsibility for actions.
• Highly responsive to project changes and office innovations. Able to switch tasks quickly and effectively as well as very adaptive to new systems.
Performs Other Duties as Assigned
• Attends Industry and Business Development Events.
• Organizes Studio Events.
• Participates in Studio and Firm events.
• Professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related field.
• A minimum of 5 years post graduate, progressively responsible work experience.
• Proficient in ArchiCAD/Revit/SketchUP drafting and graphic software programs, Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Illustrator programs.
• Proven leadership abilities and mature judgment.
• NCIDQ Certificate Holder, Registered Interior Designer or Licensed Architect

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