Chad Steinke, LEED AP ID+C

Chad Steinke, LEED AP ID+C

New York, NY, US



Instead of talking about what I’m capable of doing, how about telling you what I love doing. From my years of doing construction, from framing, trim work, to electrical, I’ve always had a knack for the details and how things work.

As I was paving the path for my future in construction I started looking to hone my skills in the Interior environment. At the time I wasn’t aware of the Interior Design profession, but quickly became interested and found a great school in Iowa where I started my education at Iowa State University (CIDA accredited).

Fast-Forward past my education and professional years of doing Interior Design work. I still love going into various environments, restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, etc. and critiquing the craft of the Interiors. How the people in the space interact and what senses are triggered as I experience the space myself.

Interior Design is a great field and I love designing spaces that impacts the user in a positive way. I’m always looking for new design challenges as I broaden my horizons. I hope the next space you walk into, that it will have a positive impact and those small meticulous details that make the atmosphere “special” was tastefully done, thought-out, by an Interior Designer!



Incorporated Architecture & Design, New York, NY, US, Designer / Revit Ninja

Use of my construction background to help come up with design solutions. Build, model, architectural interiors using Revit. Build custom parametric study models. Export Revit models to 3Ds Max for rendering. Weekly central model maintenance.

Jul 2012 - current

Champalimaud Design, New York, NY, US, Intern - Junior Designer / BIM Specialist

Modeled interiors of hospitality projects in Revit
Created parametric FF&E 3D study models in Revit
AutoCAD elevations and Photoshop rendering

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Sampson Construction, Carpenter

Builder and trim carpenter.

Apr 2001 - Dec 2011

Interior Systems Inc. (iSi), Intern

Assisted in design and rendering of elevations and floor plans.

May 2009 - Jul 2009


Iowa State University, Bachelors, Interior Design

BFA in Interior Design, CIDA accredited.
Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies

Design studios in Residential, Commercial, Healthcare, Retail and Hospitality.
Studied abroad in Rome, Italy : August 2009 - December 2009.

Aug 2006 - May 2010

Scott Community College, MIT

AAS in Microcomputer Information Technology (MIT)
Certificate in web design.

Aug 1997 - May 2004


NEWH, Scholarship

2010 Recipient of the NEWH Grant.


IIDA Project Competition Award, 1st Place

IIDA Midwest Chapter Rising Star Designer Award.


IIDA Project Competition Award, 2nd Place

IIDA Midwest Chapter "GOLD" Award for student category project.
Project submitted: Office Design Project


CIDA Review, Nomination

IIDA Midwest Chapter "SILVER" Award for student category project.
Project submitted: Residential Penthouse Project.


IIDA Rising Star Award, Award

Project(s) selected for 2009 CIDA Annual 6 year review at Iowa State University.


IDSA Exhibition Award, Award

Award presented by teachers and the Interior Design Student Association (IDSA) for work achievements.


Areas of Specialization 


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