Job Listing: Interior Designer/CAD Drafter – Distinctive Hospitality Designs, Richmond

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Job Listings

Distinctive Hospitality Designs, a full-service hospitality design and procurement firm in Richmond, VA is seeking an Experienced Full-time Interior Designer/ CAD Drafter for immediate opening. Our focus is mid-range/ limited service hotel flags. Our projects range from small renovations to complete interiors packages for new construction projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Creating all CAD drawings for a project from schematic space plans to full construction documents.
  • Developing a design program for each project using brand standards and property improvement plans while keeping the client’s budget in mind.
  • Working closely with the design/specification department in developing and documenting the FF&E package for each project.
  • Handling multiple projects, often with short deadlines. Additional work hours may be required.
  • Applying knowledge of building codes and ADA guidelines while developing space plans.
  • Participating in client meetings on site or in the office. Travel is required; often 1 to 3 day trips throughout the country.
  • Verifying dimensions and taking pictures on site; candidate must be skilled at documenting this information.
  • Coordinating drawings with architects and vendors.
  • Communicating directly with clients and hotel brands.


Minimum Requirements, Attributes, and Skills:

  • 5 years minimum CAD work experience.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited program in Interior Design or Architecture. NCIDQ Certification is preferred.
  • Previous Hotel/Hospitality experience would be a big plus!
  • Some skills in 3-D modeling (SketchUp, REVIT, 3D Max), and some graphic knowledge (Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Must take direction and build on that direction.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking skills are essential.
  • Comfortable handling multiple projects at once.
  • Must be a conscientious self-motivated team-player with a positive attitude!
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits offered.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio sample view email to Erin Posey