Currently having over thirteen years of experience in both Hospitality and Residential design, I offer creative concepts and innovative thought to projects both large and small. My main focus and specialty to the trade is on the architectural side of interior design where I offer both the development and design of construction documentation for interiors. Being LEED certified I am influenced and inspired to implement sustainable design practices in each project if the client so wishes.
Equally skilled in both hand-drawing and AutoCAD, I produce construction documentation from concept to final documents. I am happy to help your design office develop its drawing standards if you do not already have one in place. Additional skills specific to the process include: space planning, reflected ceiling and lighting plans, creating custom millwork, case good, and furniture designs.
As for my residential projects I consider myself a small space specialist where I can make any amount of space work most efficiently as well as be beautiful. I am also happy to consider & work in the principles of Feng Shui or Vastu if my client so wishes.
Within each interior design I attempt to achieve an equal marriage of function and aesthetic. I consider the environment, culture, external surroundings, and client’s vision for each project to bring about a style that is most complimentary.
Pachaus Studio, Inc., Venice Beach, CA, Owner + Designer
Owner of this forward thinking design studio which offers a variety of IA and ID services to fellow professionals & new clientele.
ID, Interior Design for new cliente with limited space- As a small space specialist services vary from hourly design consultation, millwork design + drawings, detailed design packages for purchase (for DIY client), to fully managed design projects.
IA, Interior Architecture for fellow profeesionals in the residential & hospitality design market- services include schematic & design development, custom detailing and drawings, & production of full construction documentation sets for interiors.
HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Senior Designer
Senior level designer responsible for design, development, + coordination to produce full interior construction drawing sets. Kept good communication + continued coordination with FFE as well as all consultants to keeping each project in sync + on schedule. travelled to various site locations in order to meet with high profile clients, or consultants in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, +/or India.
Notable projects include:
Trump Taj Mahal- Atlantic City (guestroom + presidential suite package), Antilia residence- Mumbai, India (development of drawings for all levels), Hyatt Mecca- Saudi Arabia (guestroom package), + JinJi Lake- Suzhou, China (public + guestroom areas), + Saeed Hotel- Saudi Arabia (public + guestroom areas)
Ferry, Hayes, & Allen, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Design
Designer for various award winning private gold country + city clubs nationally. worked + coordinated closely with designers, project managers, + consultants to create final construction documentation. Also responsible for interior finish + hardware selections. Routine visits to job sites during thru to completion for final installation + punch list.
Notable projects include:
Biltmore Country Club, Highlands Country Club, Grandfather Country Club, TPC at Sawgrass Country Club, Forest Creek, Colleton River Plantation, + Denver Country Club
Redesign, Inc., Atlanta, GA, US, Owner
owned + operated custom kitchen + bath consulting company in her spare time working with various award winning residential designers in the Atlanta area by producing complete custom millwork packages.
Johnson Design & Interiors, Inc., Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Design
Produced and revised construction documentation reflecting proper space planning for large-scale condominium developments and high-end residential projects in the Atlanta area. She also was responsible for creating presentation boards, finish selections, for each project.
Notable projects include:
The Greystone Condominiums at Vinings
Parker & Co., Inc., Palm Beach, FL, US, Junior Designer
Residential design company located on Palm Beach’s renowned Worth Avenue. responsibilities include: creating construction documents manually for many high-end homes on the island, as well as high-end condos in Manhattan, New York. created drawings for custom furniture + lighting design for Chef Boloud’s Palm Beach restaurant. Other duties included: assisting with client meetings, FFE selections, weekly site visits, creating all invoicing + proposal documents using Design Manager Software.
Georgia Land Surveying Company, Atlanta, GA, US, Technical Draftsman
Summer Job at the Family business
Leslie has been exposed to this industry from the beginning. Her family owns and operates a highly recognized civil engineering firm in Atlanta, Ga. In 1992 she started working during her summer breaks by assisting in the human resources department alongside her mother She became familiar with daily deposits, balancing books, and pay roll. By 1994 she had begun learning and working alongside her father as a manual draftsman for mortgage surveys and site plans. There she spent the remainder of her summers until high school graduation learning, evolving, and perfecting these skills. This unique work experience has given her a greater understanding of the attributes necessary to be an asset to any business.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
FIDER & NASAD accredited