I have 5 years professional experience managing a broad range of bespoke commercial and residential projects in London and Sydney based firms. I will be relocating to New York City in March and am pursuing the opportunity to bring my skills to a firm whilst having the opportunity to learn from the designers, projects and challenges of the role.
I am a dynamic and ambitious designer with a strong understanding of technical detailing in architecture and interior design, which has been developed through the broad portfolio of bespoke projects I have worked on. With strong initiative, I work well both independently and as a part of a team and have experience leading projects from initial ideas and concept, through planning and design development into an exquisite final space.
Anouska Hempel Design, London, GB, Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer for Anouska Hempel Design, an international practice with a reputation for creating exquisite architecture, interiors, landscapes, products, furniture and haute-couture and specializing in creating iconic hospitality, residential, lifestyle and retail experiences around the globe.
•Developing a design from initial ideas and concept, through planning and design development into an exquisite final space.
•Selection of furniture, finishes and equipment, including working closely with suppliers and artisans to develop bespoke finishes and designing custom furniture and joinery.
•Preparation of architectural documentation of projects up to a design development level.
•Work closely with consultants in order to manage and document a project through the planning, and building permissions.
•Attend site meetings and inspections, including making site decisions and managing the construction period.
Luxury Retail Store | Saint Germain des Prés, Paris | Completion: 2014
Developed a site specific new store design concept for a world renowned luxury french brand for the introduction of their new range of écriture products. Worked closely with the client project architects and merchandising team, and with artisans to develop bespoke finishes palette and millwork for the project.
Blakes Hotel | London | Completed: May 2011
Involved in the project from concept to completion, the refurbishment included 20 new rooms, suites, gym and courtyard of the iconic hotel. Worked closely with artisans and suppliers, a large range of bespoke furniture and decorative items were developed for the hotel.
Sacoor Hotel | Lisbon, Portugal | Completion: On going
The design of a boutique hotel in a historic building in Lisbon, Portugal. The program included a variety of 60 bedrooms and suites, restaurant, spa, conference and retail facilities. Developed bespoke furniture and finishes package.
Private Residence | London | Completion: March 2013
The interior design of a high-end private residence overlooking Hyde Park in London. The project comprised the reconfiguration and interior design of a heritage listed Victorian apartment. The design restored the residence to its traditional style whilst following a clean, symmetrical design with modern furniture. I managed the project from concept to completion, including the design of bespoke furniture.
Indesign Magazine, Berlin, Germany, International Lifestyle Editorial Writer, Berlin
International lifestyle editorial writer, researching and reviewing design hotels and restaurants in Berlin.
Watermark Architecture and Interiors, Sydney, Australia, Interior Designer
Interior Designer for Wartermark Architecture and Interiors, an award winning firm specializing in corporate, and hospitality projects throughout Australia.
Queensland Hotel | Townsville | Completed: 2008
Circular 200 room hotel took inspiration from the indigenous history of the area. Collaborated with a group of local artists to develop over 500 bespoke artwork for the hotel.
Kabuki Restaurant, Stamford Plaza | Adelaide | Completed 2009
Inspired by the traditional Japanese Kabuki theatre, the design draws its colour palette from Japanese kabuki costumes. A large screen creates a unique entrance and threshold from the hotel.
NabInvest: National Australia Bank | Sydney| Completed: 2009
The offices for a new faculty of the National Australia Bank. Environmentally rated 4 star – Green Star (Green Building Council of Australia).
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, Bachelors, Bachelor of Interior Architecture
Bachelor of Interior Architecture, Graduated with Honors.
Arkitektskolen Aarhus - The Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark, Bachelors, Interior and Furniture Design
12 month international exchange studying Furniture and Interior Design.
Furniture designed during this course was displayed at the Copenhagen International Furniture Fair, 2005.
SCECGS Redlands, Sydney, Australia, High School, HSC
Higher School Certificate: 95.9 UAI