Theater Design Director

San Francisco


San Francisco


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Job Summary

The Theater Designer is responsible for designing and creating aesthetically pleasing, functional, and safe interior spaces for theaters. This role involves collaborating with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure the design meets the artistic vision, acoustic requirements, and operational needs of the Theatre . The ideal candidate will have a strong background in interior design, with a focus on theater and performance spaces.

**Key Responsibilities:**

1. **Design Concept Development:**
   - Develop innovative and creative design concepts for theater interiors, including auditoriums, lobbies, dressing rooms, and other related spaces.
   - Work closely with clients, architects, and artistic directors to understand their vision and requirements.

2. **Space Planning and Layout:**
   - Create detailed space plans and layouts that optimize the use of space, ensuring functionality, accessibility, and compliance with safety regulations.
   - Consider sightlines, acoustics, and audience comfort in the design of seating arrangements and stage layouts.

3. **Material and Finish Selection:**
   - Select appropriate materials, finishes, and furnishings that align with the design concept, budget, and functional requirements.
   - Ensure that all materials and finishes meet durability, maintenance, and fire safety standards.

4. **Technical Integration:**
   - Collaborate with acoustical consultants, lighting designers, and audio-visual experts to integrate technical elements seamlessly into the interior design.
   - Ensure that the design supports optimal acoustics, lighting, and technical performance capabilities.

5. **3D Modeling and Visualization:**
   - Create 3D models, renderings, and visualizations to communicate design concepts and ideas to clients and stakeholders.
   - Present design proposals, mood boards, and material samples to gain approval and feedback.

6. **Project Management:**
   - Oversee the design process from concept to completion, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.
   - Coordinate with contractors, suppliers, and other project team members to ensure successful implementation of the design.

7. **Compliance and Standards:**
   - Ensure that all designs comply with local building codes, safety regulations, and accessibility standards.
   - Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and new materials and technologies.

8. **Client and Stakeholder Communication:**
   - Maintain effective communication with clients, project managers, and other stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
   - Address and resolve any design-related issues or concerns that arise during the project.


- Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in interior design, with a focus on theater and performance spaces.
- Strong portfolio demonstrating creativity, technical skills, and experience in theater design.
- Proficiency in design software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Knowledge of acoustics, lighting, and audio-visual integration in theater design.
- Excellent space planning, material selection, and project management skills.
- Strong communication, presentation, and client relationship skills.
- Knowledge of local building codes, safety regulations, and accessibility standards.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Keir Blaauw

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Keir Blaauw


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