Kristine Keenan

Kristine Keenan

New York, NY, US



I am a Manhattan-based Interior Designer specializing in high end residential & commercial projects. My interest in sustainable interiors brought me to Stedila Design, Inc. - the interior design firm responsible for Manhattan’s first LEED Platinum certified residential building. I am currently working as a designer for the firm while pursuing my LEED AP ID+C accreditation and NCIDQ certification.


Stedila Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

-Creating Construction Documentation for contract documents and ongoing project specifications
-Designing & drafting custom millwork and furniture drawings, reviewing & redlining shop drawings
-FFF&E Sourcing, Obtaining vendor quotes, establishing & adhering to project budgets
-Managing projects from inception to construction completion to include review and documentation of progress on site, reviewing alternates, payment applications, change orders, lien waivers & creating punch lists
-Collaborating with contractors, subs, vendors and clients through project execution
-Maintaining project binders, updating schedules and spec books
-Designing lighting and electrical plans & providing coordinating specifications

Jun 2014 - current

Elizabeth Curtis Design, New York, New York, Junior Designer

Drafted material, lighting and furniture plans & elevations
Sourced & specified FF&E for multiple projects
Created budgets, proposals and purchase orders
Assisted with client presentations

Oct 2013 - May 2014

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, New York, NY, US, Internship

Drafted proposals for furniture plans, revised existing furniture plans
Wrote & revised FF&E specifications, Revised FF&E inventory
Composed graphic presentation layouts for client meetings
FF&E Sourcing for various hospitality projects

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Workshop/APD, New York, NY, US, Interior Design nternship

Researched furniture, fabrics, fixtures and equipment, Purchased furniture & fixtures, Scheduled deliveries, Updated AutoCAD drawings to include floor plans and elevations, Organized & Updated sample library, Calculated wallpaper coverage requirements for project, Estimated hardware and fabric yardage requirements for an extensive window treatment project

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Mullman Seidman Architects, New York, NY, US, Internship

Created Purchase Orders, Drafted Furniture drawings in Vectorworks, Organized & Updated sample library, Researched furniture & finishes

Oct 2011 - May 2012

Design Management Group, Reston, VA, US, Healthcare Design Internship

Composed client finish binder, Created project finish schedules, Compiled contact list of manufacturers & representatives for office reference, Created client presentation boards, Organized and updated sample library, Researched healthcare finishes, Designed marketing graphic presentation layouts, Attended informative manufacturer representative meetings, Assisted designers on site with measurements and overseeing project construction, Observed client meetings

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Washingtonian Interiors, McLean, VA, US, Internship

Assisted with client consultations, Visited project sites to oversee development, Organized sample library, Created purchase orders, Reserved fabrics, Selected and calculated window treatment hardware and fabric yardage for a non-profit healthcare facility, Designed marketing layouts, Redesigned displays in retail storefront, Gained retail experience working in homegoods storefront, Developed customer communication skills and an overview of the suburban residential design sector

May 2010 - Aug 2010


Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, BArch, Interior Design

-Studio Courses exploring residential, commercial, retail, institutional, healthcare, and restaurant interiors with an emphasis on realities of the obstacles in designing projects in New York City.
-Drafting Courses including both hand drafting as well as computer aided design (autoCAD and Revit)
-Materials & Methods, Working Drawings & Architectural Detailing Courses in which I developed an understanding of the built environment and how it is constructed, the ability to create construction documents (including demolition, construction, electrical plans) and the ability to translate designs realistically for carpenters, engineers etc.
-Survey of Interiors, Architecture & Furniture, Historical Preservation and Varied Art History Courses in which I developed an understanding of the past and the present as well as the importance of conservation and adaptive reuse
-Building Regulations and Environmental Systems courses which outlined the rules and regulations to construction and its execution, particularly in NYC, and a thorough knowledge of the systems required in buildings

Aug 2009 - current


Areas of Specialization 


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