Ashley Kim

Ashley Kim

Vancouver, BC, CA



An intermediate interior designer with 4+ years of design and project management experience spanning a wide range of projects from corporate offices to retail design, inside of BC and outside as well.



Prime Interiors, Vancouver, BC, CA, Interior Designer, Intermediate

Corporate / Commercial design build in various sizes up to 35,000 sq.ft
• Concept and design development in line with client's budget and program
• Development of design through sketches, photoshop and in 3D to communicate to client
• Working drawing production to follow building code & requirements and millwork drawing
• Engaging and coordinate with engineers where applicable (structural, mechanical, electrical)
• Liaison with landlords, property managers and tenant services team in a professional manner
• Contract administration and project management during construction
• Pre construction documentations including obtaining WCB, Insurance, Trades List, etc.
• Site coordination and coordinate sub-trades in various stages of construction
• Post construction documentations including deficiencies list, closing documents, etc.

Apr 2015 - current

ZAS Architects, Vancouver, BC, CA, Interior Designer

Corporate / Commercial design - banking branches (BMO and HSBC)
• Space planning to meet client's requirements and program
• Working drawings for building permit, tender and construction
• Issuing necessary site instructions and change order as needed

Dec 2013 - Apr 2015

OAK+FORT, Vancouver, BC, CA, Interior Designer / Project Manager, Store design + development

Retail design and construction project management up to 3,000 sq.ft in BC/AB/ON
• Coordinating with building systems professionals as required (Architects, MEP engineers)
• Schematic design to design development to clearly express the OAK+FORT design standards
• Working drawings for building permit, tender and construction and as-builts
• Custom millwork and metalwork design (cash wrap, retail display, fitting rooms)
• Contract administration and contract documentation
• Weekly meeting with contractors on site for site coordination

Dec 2012 - Dec 2013

SW Architect & Design, Seoul, KR, Interior Designer Intern

Partcipated in design development, design process, construction documents,
3D modelling, drafting, digital rendering, furniture design, client/designer meetings

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Columbus Home Staging, Columbus, OH, US, Interior Design Assistant

Participated in client/designer meetings, assisting designers with furniture selection
and arrange artwork for gallery exhibition

Dec 2010 - May 2011

Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, US, Interior Design Library Facilitarian / Administrative Assistant

Participated in developing CCAD Interior design library with faculty, maintaining
the library resources database, communicating with industry representatives, work
with faculty to establish new initiatives

Sep 2009 - May 2010


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, Interior Architecture (Online Degree)

Sep 2015 - current

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, CA / Main Campus, Architectural & Building Engineering Technology

Sep 2012 - current

Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2008 - May 2012


CCAD President's List, Other


CCAD Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


CHSS: Top Student Award: "Art 12", "Photography 12", 1st Place


Burnaby Student Art Exhibition Award 2008, Award


Areas of Specialization