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I speak 4 languages: Romanian, German, English and Spanish.
I obtained my formal architectural education at the University of Michigan where I won the Willeke Design Competition.
As I began my professional career, my first design challenge in New York City was the renovation of actress´ Isabella Rossellini´s penthouse.
I had the priviledge of directly collaborating with the atelier of decorator Jacques Garcia in Paris while developing high profile interior designs for Las Vegas´s City Center project.
I enjoy many design styles with an understanding that each has its place and function within a certain context and with the specific needs and aspirations of clients... from strict NY minimalism to classicism or ornate Moroccan interiors.
I have studied and traveled extensively. Through my research, I have developed a distinct and practical approach towards design and I am eager to share my expertise with clients, employers and colleagues.
Speranta-Octavia's Design Blog on Archinect:
in 2001, archinect website hosted an ideas competition for how communication devices will change in the future and it specifically asked what will become of the telephone booth. My late friend and colleague David Rhoese and myself under the designer name Speranza Octavia participated and we won second prize. I would like to post our concept here for further dissemination and to see if this ideas will take on a second life, as well as other ideas and portfolio projects.
Hamilton Anderson Associates, Lead Interior Designer
Hustvedt Cutler Architects, Architectural Intern/Job Captain
EOA / Elmslie Osler Architect, Architectural Intern
University of Michigan, Masters, Masters of Architecture
University of Michigan, BArch, Bachelors of Science
www.archinect.com International Ideas Competition for a Communication Booth in the Future, 2nd Place
Willeke Design Competition, Award
University of Michigan´s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Annual Prize for best portfolioin the graduating class, by a vote of invited professional jurors.