Sunrise Senior Living Design Associate II ( Senior Interior Designer) in McLean, Virginia


"Sunrise is the best place that I've ever worked, simply because of the people. We provide quality care in an environment that feels like home. Our focus is doing what’s right for the resident. For me, that’s a big breath of fresh air."

- Sunrise Leader

Sunrise Senior Living’s unique resident-centered services are delivered by a team trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of each resident. This approach enables us to continue championing quality of life for all seniors—it’s been our mission since 1981 and it’s what has made Sunrise Senior Living the premier provider of senior living services. Although there now are more than 315 Sunrise communities throughout the United States, in Canada, and in the United Kingdom, every location holds true to the vision on which the company was founded .

Sunrise’s Design Group has an immediate need for an experienced Interior Designer at it corporate office location in McLean, VA (Tysons Corner).



  • Learn and understand the Sunrise brand standards and signature design elements and how to incorporate them into the design of projects

  • Learn and gain an understanding of floor plans and how to produce furniture layouts and space planning within Sunrise signature standards

  • Product selection to create and furnish the space including finishes, furniture, accessories, drapery, lighting and other interior elements

  • Managing reselections of product when necessary

  • Proper management and entry of data into budgets and responsible for lower level approvals of product cost by predetermined project budgets, and the proper adherence to that budget

  • Managing daily and weekly task to meet established deadlines for the design team and department

  • Create detailed furniture specifications and fabric/finish selections

  • Create detailed drawing documents for inclusion in design packages for construction and installation of materials and finishes

  • Review of shop drawings and submittals by trades for accuracy to the intended design

  • Compiling of details and specification, use of Excel and acrobat to create installation guides and design presentation using standard templates

  • Data entry into our software systems for processing, and data entry into Microsoft programs for tracking and updating/sharing information for other team members

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, with design team and those we design for at Sunrise Senior Living (vendors, contractors, service providers, Sunrise team members, and residents)

  • Working in a design department resources /vendor library to receive exposer to appropriate products in the healthcare field and some organization and ordering of samples

  • Designing within the healthcare codes and laws while adhering to brand standards

  • Attendance and participation in vendor, department and team meetings, and when appropriate, other larger Sunrise CSO meetings, gleaning from them new information to better the product or production of the design department

  • Ability to participate in some travel (throughout the US and Canada) and assist in installation of products, site assessments, or construction management


  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design from an accredited college or university

  • Three to seven years of experience of related work experience. This position is mid level.

  • Digital portfolio

  • Proficiencyin AutoCAD

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe

  • Understanding of floor plans and how to produce construction documents, furniture layouts, and space planning

  • Familiaritywith technical design aspects and industry standards

  • Creativity to design and adhere to varying types of budgets

  • Ability to combine all selections to create cohesive designs when working in conditions

  • Excellent time management skills as we frequently work on more than one project at a time under demanding deadlines

  • Ability to work in an open workspace and in a team environment

  • High attention to detail and organization

  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple deadlines and in a fast-paced environment

Sunrise maintains a drug-free work environment and all offers of employment with Sunrise are conditioned on submitting to and successfully completing and passing a drug and alcohol test.


Sunrise Senior Living has championed quality of life in senior care for more than 30 years. We believe team members are our greatest resource and are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care for seniors and their families. It's no surprise that many of the world's leading experts in Senior Living entrust their career to Sunrise.

At Sunrise, you will…

Make a Difference Every Day

We are passionate about our mission — to champion quality of life for all seniors. We deliver high-quality care with a personal touch and encourage our residents to enjoy life to the fullest.

Be Part of a Uniquely Supportive Community

The care-focused environment we create for residents extends to our team members. We offer programs, rewards, and benefits to help you live your best.

Ignite Your Potential

We believe potential has no limits. We offer best-in-class leadership development programs designed to grow our leaders. We are committed to helping our team members achieve their career goals.

Location : Name Community Support Office

City McLean

Type Full-Time

State VA

Job ID 2018-74920

Sunrise Senior Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.