Arthur Garcia-Clemente

Arthur Garcia-Clemente

Chicago, IL, US



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

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

HOK, 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)

May 2011 - Aug 2011

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

Oct 2009 - May 2011

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

Jan 2008 - Aug 2008


Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Interior Design

Jan 2008 - current

Duke University, Durham, NC, US, Bachelors, Economics

Aug 2000 - May 2004


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.


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