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Krista Sammons

Krista Sammons

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Design for me is not solely a career. It is my passion, a way of life. I am inspired by everything around me throughout my daily life and am constantly finding new ways to express these concepts in the built environment. My goal as a designer is to create beautiful spaces for people to interact and gain inspiration from - Inspiration to achieve their goals and to have confidence knowing that their space evokes who they are. Our field would not exist without clients and my responsibility to the client is to best convey their brand and goals in order to allow them to be as successful as possible and to remain highly competitive in their respective markets.


I have spent the past 8+ years concentrating mostly on Corporate Office projects but have experience in nearly all sectors. I am experienced in large and small-scale design projects (both International and Domestic) and have enjoyed each project type immensely. I am very passionate about what I do and am dedicated to creating the best result for our clients, while having fun along the way. I enjoy solving design challenges and work very well in a team environment. I truly believe that we excel most when we collaborate with others.

Employment 

Richard Mishaan Design, New York, Senior Designer

Responsibilities:
- Custom Furniture Design
- Construction Documents
- FF&E Selections
Projects:
- The Shelborne Hotel - Miami, FL
- Various Private Residences - Nassau, Bahamas & New York, NY

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Freelance - Independent Designer, New York, NY, US, Designer

Responsibilities:
- Custom Furniture Design (including implementation of reclaimed materials)
- Design Development / Schematic Design / Construction Administration
- FF&E Selections and Budgets
- Event Planning, Custom lighting design, Floral Design, and Front-end Management
Projects:
- The Green Building - Office Design - Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
- The Green Building - Event Space & Outdoor Expansion - Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
- 501 Union - Event Space & Social Club - Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
 

M Moser Associates, Singapore, SG, Senior Designer

Responsibilities:
- Concept Development
- Presentation Development & Graphics
- Design Development / Schematic Design / Documentation / Construction Administration
- FF&E Selections and Budgets
Projects:
- Brigade Group Offices & Showroom– Bangalore, India
- NuSkin Headquarters – China
- Hwawei Headquarters Design Competition - China
- Jindal Office Lobby / Atrium – Delhi, India
- Lenovo Headquarters Design Competition – Beijing, China
- Freshfields Offices – Hong Kong

Mar 2011 - Jan 2012
 

TVS & Associates, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Designer

Responsibilities:
- Concept Development
- Presentation Development & Graphics
- Developing & Facilitating Programming Requirements, Interviews, & Adjacency Requirements
- Design Development / Schematic Design / Documentation / Construction Administration
- FF&E Selections and Budgets
- Client Relations
- Member of the Sustainable Design Committee 2008-2009
- Resource Library Manager (2009)- coordination with designers and vendors. Updating library with cutting-edge finishes, magazines, and other reference materials.
Projects:
- Dubai Towers – Dubai UAE
- Capital Group - Indianapolis, IN
- Capital Group - Atlanta, GA
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Atlanta, GA
- TVS Office Renovation - Atlanta, GA (LEED CI Silver)
- John Wieland Homes Offices and Showroom - GA
- IBM Call Center - GA
- Plaza Norte - Santiago, Chile
- Los Dominicos - Santiago, Chile
- Valparaiso - Valparaiso, Chile
- Tysons Galleria - GA

Sep 2004 - Jan 2010
 

Design Reese Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Designer

Responsibilities:
- Presentation Development & Graphics
- Programming Development & Evaluation
- Design Development / Schematic Design / Documentation / Construction Administration
- Developing & Maintaining Finish & Furniture Libraries
- Building Client Base
Projects:
- Canton Walk Residential Condominiums - Canton, GA
- The Mansion Hotel - Savannah, GA

Mar 2004 - Sep 2004
 

Arealogic, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Designer

Responsibilities:
- Building Client Base
- Creating Finish & Furniture Libraries
- Design Development / Schematic Design / Documentation / Construction Administration
- FF&E Development and Budgets
- Managing Client & Owner Accounts & Negotiations
Projects:
- Fadelei Residence - GA
- Airplane Hangar / Residence Renovation - GA

Oct 2003 - Mar 2004
 

Education 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Design, Construction & Planning

Bachelor of Design with a major in Interior Design and a minor in Architecture.

May 1999 - May 2002
 

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US, Criminal Psychology

Associates degree with a major in Criminal Psychology.

Oct 1996 - Aug 1998
 

Awards 

IIDA BOB, 1st Place

Award of Merit - Sustainable

2009
 

ASID - Gold, 1st Place

Corporate Project over 10,000 square feet

2009
 

ASID - Gold, 1st Place

Corporate Project under 10,000 square feet

2004
 

Witters Competition at UF, 1st Place

A 24 hour competition to collaborate with a Landscape Architect and Engineer to design a Mixed-Use facility with integrated community bus stop and drop-off.

2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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