Brigitte Coleman

Brigitte Coleman

Brooklyn, NY, US


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I'm keen on creating creating unique spaces that convey a distinct mood, while not losing sight of functionality. Being ever aware of how people use and interact with spaces and applying lessons learned from this careful observation is how I approach design. 

I have a strong interest in interiors and have designed casework, displays and furniture for a variety and commercial and residential projects. I also have strong experience and interest in construction detailing and space planning.


Design Bureaux, Inc, New York, NY, US, Designer

Designer on a variety of interior architecture projects including an upscale grocery store in Korea, design proposal for the re-opening of Tavern on the Green, and a new restaurant in the James Hotel, Chicago. My responsibilities include completing DD sets, space planning for restaurant and retail spaces, selecting materials and finishes and preparing presentation packages.

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

S3 Architecture/ Bradley Stephens, New York, NY, US, Designer

Worked in both the realms of architecture and interior design on a luxury seaside resort complex in Tianjin, China. Responsible for the development and interior design of several areas of the project including the ballroom, pre-function areas, bridal suite, hotel lobby, bar, VIP suite and luxury villas. Produced study plans and final plans and elevations for these areas as well as 3D models. Also developed construction details for the villas.

Nov 2010 - Aug 2011

Self Employed Designer, Designer/ Consultant

Independent freelance design in the realms of architecture, interior design and graphic design. Projects include an addition to a single family home in the historic Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park, schematic design for the remodel of a three bedroom Highland Park home and several independent graphic and web design commissions.

Apr 2009 - Nov 2010

Narduli Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Jr. Designer

Worked closely with design principal Susan Narduli and other team members on design and fabrication of several projects. Created 3D models for design and presentation renders, presentation animations, design documents and overseeing fabrication and installation of several project components. Projects included a hair salon/ academy/ corporate headquarters in Santa Monica, a skate park in the Playa Vista development and the public art component of the Corporate Pointe development in Culver City. Made significant contributions to the design and implementation of the office website:

Mar 2008 - Mar 2009

Roto Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Summer Intern

Summer internship. Worked with project architect solving design issues, building models, drawing study plans, preparing presentation books for clients and doing project research. Projects: Hollywood Boys & Girls Club, Hollywood Firefighter’s Memorial and a Montessori School in Costa Rica.

May 2006 - Jul 2006


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), MArch, M.Arch1

Projects ranged in size and scope from a folly to an Olympic training center in Las Vegas. Also participated in the Making and Meaning program during the summer immediately preceding entry into the M.Arch 1 courses.

Jul 2004 - Sep 2007

University of Southern California (USC), Bachelors, Humanities/ Philosophy

BA Philosophy. Study Abroad Programs in Dijon, France and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. While in France completed intensive French language courses at the University of Burgundy. While in Amsterdam took a variety of courses at the University of Amsterdam ranging from European Media Studies to Post-Modern Literature.

Sep 2001 - May 2003

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