Core Tasks Include:
- Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
- Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
- Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
- Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories.
- Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
- Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
- Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
- Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
- Review and detail shop drawings for construction plans.
- Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
- Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
- Design spaces to be environmentally friendly, using sustainable, recycled materials when feasible.
- Research and explore the use of new materials, technologies, and products to incorporate into designs.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Plan and design interior environments for boats, planes, buses, trains, and other enclosed spaces.
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