I seek to understand how we can create the kinds of places that lift peoples’ spirits and bring out the best in them.
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Assisted professor Constantine Vasilios with weekly student evaluation and guidance
HOK (formerly Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum), Washington, DC, US, Design Intern - Interiors and Strategic Development Departments
Developed conceptual designs, researched emerging trends, generated space plans and test fits, redesigned workstations, presented Design Development to clients, generated construction documents & built client relations for a number of organizations, including the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency, GlaxoSmithKline, Booz Allen Hamilton (strategy & technology consulting firm), and Arnold and Porter (law firm)
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Interior Design Intern
Assisted Project Managers with space plan drawings, field measurements, fabric & material selection, submittal coordination with construction, electric, plumbing in-house departments, and general office support
HBF, Chicago, IL, US, Assistant Showroom Manager
Assisted designers in selection of fabrics and finishes
Fulfilled designer sample requests and textile quotations
Prepared sales information for sales calls
Created sample displays
Managed sample inventory and textile & brochure request line
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Interior Design
Duke University, Durham, NC, US, Bachelors, Economics
Trump International Hotel and Tower Penthouse Design Competition, 1st Place
Design competition to design 14,000 sq foot penthouse suite in Trump Tower Chicago.
Judges: Sara Martens, Executive Director at Trump International Hotel & Tower, John Robert Wiltgen from John Robert Wiltgen Design Inc, and Mitchell M. Obstfelt, President Publisher from i4design.
Chicago Dramatist Theater Design Competition, 2nd Place
Design competition to re-design theater lobby and exterior facade.