Senior Interior Designer/Architect – High End Private Cinema

We are seeking a Senior Interior Designer/Architect to join us at our headquarters, located in Auburn*, California.

Work at Keith Yates Design

KYD is an architecture and engineering company, creating world-class entertainment environments to foster immersive experiences. Serving clients world-wide from our offices in Northern California and Los Angeles, we draw on a 25 year history of envisioning, modeling, documenting, testing and obsessively calibrating purpose-built screening rooms, private cinemas, listening rooms and their associated spaces for marquee-name directors, cinematographers, technologists and, especially, everyday movie and music lovers seeking to be transported to another place and time, for entering a story, a life, they wouldn’t have otherwise known or imagined.

Join a firm where creating magical and unforgettable experiences is the driving passion behind our everyday work. We have a work environment where team support is highly valued and where high work morale, continuously pushing the boundaries of the cutting-edge, and dedication to being the leader in our field unify the studio.

If you are interested in joining KYD, please apply by following the information provided below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Position is full time. Compensation based on experience. Keith Yates Design offers health insurance, dental, vision, life, employer matching SIMPLE IRA, vacation and sick time.


  • Professional degree and 7+ years professional experience as an Interior Designer or Architect with exposure to residential Interiors in particular
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in written and spoken English- any other language is an asset
  • Strong conceptual and design skills
  • Ability to guide development of design options in collaboration with the design team
  • Strong knowledge and interest in sourcing the best interiors products in the American and international market
  • Build and maintain effective supplier and contractor relationships to ensure progress and the highest standards of work
  • Ability to prepare models, technical drawings and details as they relate to the project
  • Experience in construction administration, coordinating and liaising with consultants and tradesmen
  • Experience in furniture and millwork design; great knowledge of Interiors details, millwork drawings and FF&E
  • Ability to produce and manage budgets, cost plans, programs and timelines
  • Strong high-end residential experience
  • Should have strong ability with Rhino, Revit (Adobe Suite & V-Ray is a plus)
  • Strong organizational skills, good management of junior team members, ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and budget time
  • Candidates must feel comfortable in a creative, complex and dynamic environment
  • Experience working in a leading American or international interiors and/or architectural office is preferred
  • Proven record of the above responsibilities as demonstrated through portfolio and past work
  • AIA / NCIDQ membership and working towards professional licensure considered assets

*Within 6 months, this office plans to relocate towards the Roseville, California area.