Incumbent serves as the Interior Designer within the Office of Architecture and Engineering and reports to the Chief Architect with design projects ranging in size and complexity from smaller office renovations to major building renovations and capital construction. Initiates and develops interior design schemes, using significant aesthetic judgment. Acts as a liaison with various Gallery offices, and with outside consultants and contractors to execute projects. Develops custom, high-quality textiles, wall coverings, flooring, furnishings, and finishes for interior design projects to improve or enhance the function and appearance of the NGA buildings and associated off-campus spaces. Exercises oversight for final approval of paint colors, flooring, furnishings and finishes for offices, food service areas, auditoriums, library, lounges, board rooms, residential condominium units, etc. Conceives creative, yet functional, use of space and contributes to planning ideas and decision making for future development and renovation programs at the Gallery. Prepares test-fits and reviews office layouts for interior architectural projects to achieve both office function and ergonomics. Conducts ergonomic reviews for staff and makes recommendations for improvements, working in conjunction with the Gallery’s safety and health staff. Consults with Gallery conservators to ensure products selected will not adversely impact art collections. Specifies and initiates requisitions for the purchase of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE), including upholstering and refurbishing services for both interior and architectural projects to ensure continuity of quality and appearance, as well as reasonable pricing. Assembles drawings, specifications, and justifications for contractual goods and services for interior design projects which are federally and privately funded. Develops and manages the Gallery’s interior design program for the selection of furniture for the institution to ensure overall quality, design continuity and best pricing. Works with the Gallery’s Office of Procurement and Contracting, utilizing the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to contract for services and procure goods. Works with the Gallery’s Property Office to maintain the furniture inventory and its database for furniture stored at the warehouse. Provides vision and guidance regarding interior design finishes to the Gallery architects, designers, and consultants for various architectural projects. Provides input to the overall building design with respect to function and appearance of final product and provides advice to architects and exhibit designers for flooring and finishes on an as-needed basis as well as selecting and specifying FFE in conjunction with these projects. Manages interior design program and projects working with various funding sources and with budget limitations under tight deadlines as well as being required to make cost evaluations and adjustments to housekeeping expenditures to meet unanticipated repairs. Manages and approves the work of non-NGA personnel (contractors, installers, fabricators) contracted by the Gallery as well as skilled NGA shop personnel to ensure their effectiveness and compliance with Gallery standards through project completion. Confers with industry and manufacturer representatives to obtain current and fair-pricing guidelines, state-of-the-art information, samples and technical specifications for products. Maintains the office’s interior design library. Provides expert advice and historical perspective in making recommendations to Gallery Executive Officers and managers on project priorities, budget estimates and project status. Forecasts future furnishings and repair expenditures by developing and maintaining life cycle plans for the entire Gallery complex, including the East and West Buildings, Sculpture Garden, residential condominium units, leased office and warehouse spaces. Issues yearly floor-by-floor analysis on furniture and finish repairs for review by the Administrator. Develops written guidelines and reports for repair, develops interior maintenance and repair program, and coordinates and schedules both routine and special interior design projects. Develops policy and procedural guidelines for use by other Gallery staff in the maintenance, repair and protection of the Gallery’s interior spaces, floor finishes, fabrics, furnishings and casework. Utilizes CAD, spreadsheet and database management computer software in a shared office network to track progress, monitor inventory, and maintain project records and files.