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Laura Booth

Laura Booth

Oklahoma City, OK, US

 

About 

I studied Architecture, Interior Design, Art History, and Pre-Med at the University of Oklahoma. I am a dedicated worker and take pride in my work and accomplishments. Architecture and design have always been a passion of mine, and I look forward to all opportunities that pursuing this career have to offer. I strive to continue my career and grow within an organization that will challenge me further, while utilizing and expanding my skills and experience to benefit mutual growth and success. 

Employment 

Freelance Interior Designer, Oklahoma City, OK, US, Interior Designer and Project Coordinator

*Provided design consultations and drawings for interior remodeling.
*Designed restoration of existing swimming pool with waterfall addition.
*Designed custom millwork for cabinetry and storage.
*Selection of materials and FF&E.
*Worked closely with Contractors and Subcontractors, overseeing manufacturing, installation, and design process until completion.
*Oversaw construction process and worked on site.
*Graphic design and website production.
*Photography

May 2009 - current
 

Susie's Catering, Oklahoma City, OK, US, Catering Manager

*Working overall operations with catering facility and managing the food and beverage provision for functions and events.
*Handling preparation and equipment before and after the events.
*Working closely with clients to ensure customer satisfaction.
*Effective time management skills to ensure success.
*Training, organizing, leading, and motivating the catering staff.
*Ensuring health and safety regulations, and monitoring quality standards.
*Contribute to business development and overall success of the company.

Jan 2000 - current
 

A Karen Black Co., Oklahoma City, Interior Designer

*Presented, communicated, and interacted with customers for introducing, promoting, and selling products and company services.
*Promoted the company in sales and marketing by developing strategies, sales techniques, improving visual displays, and networking tactics.
*Interpersonal communication with clients and actively listening in identifying and defining needs and architectural design preferences for planning aesthetic and functional environments.
*Creating and presenting conceptual designs to construction completion.
*Ability to multi-task several jobs simultaneously.
*Designing interior architectural plans and elevations for residential and light commercial projects incorporating space planning, functional layouts and efficient use of space, problem solving, human ergonomics, wayfinding, and material and product selections.
*Gathered and ensured proper dimensions for working drawings.
*Provided documentation, instructions, drawings, and specifications.
*Managed time and schedules for consultations, designs, preliminaries, presentations, and meetings with clients.
*Planned and managed material requirements and costs to remain within projected budget.
*Communicated with professionals and colleagues including project manager, estimators, contractors, installers, and distributors to ensure job success and completion according to schedule.
*Prepared documents and paperwork including letters, proposals, and contracts.
*Managed client billing information by providing and creating change orders, invoice statements, and billing history.
*Produced photography of finished works and revised, updated, and improved company portfolios.

Apr 2012 - Aug 2013
 

R. Alden Marshall & Associates, LLC, Waco, TX; Dallas, TX; Harrisburg, PA; La Grange, TX, Art Conservator & Team Leader

PENNSYLVANIA CAPITOL BUILDING
Harrisburg, PA
*Conservation of historic architecture and architectural art.
*Participated in conservation and perservation of bronze monuments and sculptures.
*Attended client meetings and interacted with the Capitol Preservation Committee (CPC) and Architects.
*Performed research and designed document drawings for annual report and specifications.
*Designed construction documents for the manufacturing of replacement parts for existing historic monuments.
*Supervised and directed personnel and managed time.
*Worked published in annual project report and stored in the Harrisburg National Archives.

DALLAS, TX
*Wrote specifications for Architecture Firm concerning contract bidding.

May 2005 - Aug 2008
 

Marshall Gold Leaf & Art Conservation Studio, Art Conservator

ST. FRANCIS ON THE BRAZOS CATHOLIC CHURCH DIOCESE OF AUSTIN
Waco, TX
*Restoration of historic art murals, frescoes, and architectural details through conservation and perservation methods.
*Managed personnel.

EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF DALLAS
Dallas TX
*Preservation of sculptural art and application of gold leaf.

May 2005 - Aug 2005
 

Education 

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, BArch, Interior Design/Architecture

Interior Design with a concentration in Architecture and Urban Planning
Major GPA 3.7
Minor in Art History

*University of Oklahoma ranked 6th Best Interior Design Program in the US and 2nd for Skills Assessment: Computer Applications by Design Intelligence
**Rankings determined by Interior Design Graduates of 2009

Aug 2003 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Collaborative Practice Award, 1st Place

Best Integration between Interior Design and Architecture for Capstone Project.

2009
 

Graduated with overall highest grade in Capstone Senior Class., Other

2009
 

Presidents Honor Roll, Award

Recieved 4.0 and made President's Honor Roll.

2009
 

Mr. & Mrs. Arch B. Gilbert Sooner Heritage Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

Scholarship for academic achievements.

2008
 

Presidential Travel Fellowship Award, Scholarship

Scholarship from President of University to study abroad for one semester.

2008
 

Design Competition Winner, 1st Place

Bed and Breakfast design chosen to be constructed in Nigeria, Africa.

2007
 

Best Overall Portfolio, 2nd Place

2nd Best Overall portfolio in Senior Portfolio Review.

2007
 

Deans Honor Roll in the College of Architecture, Award

Deans Honor Roll for eight consecutive semesters.

2005
 

OHLAP Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

5 year scholarship for the College of Architecture.

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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