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Bianca Koch

Bianca Koch

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

I’m a creative, detailed, Hispanic-American designer born in Miami, FL. I studied and practiced architecture in San Francisco, CA with interest in retail, residential design, and both social and environmental sustainability. After 9 years in San Francisco, I moved to New York for a career change into interior design. Within these last 5 years my work ethic has become stronger through creativity. My employers have recognized my communication, organization, and leadership skills. I’ve been able to fulfill different roles, allowing me to learn many aspects of the design world such as residential, housing, hospitality, workplace, branding, construction, and so on. 

My interest in sustainability and culture have positively affected the way I design and innovate new ideas.

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Employment 

Havenly-Freelancer, Brooklyn, NY, US, Interior Designer

Havenly is an online interior design company and e-commerce platform that can be used for soft renovation projects of all types. As an e-designer I was able to practice my ability to work remotely while delivering design concepts, renderings, furniture specifications, and developing several committed client relationships.

Mar 2020 - current
 

WeWork, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior Design Lead

WeWork is an evolving company that focuses on elevating people’s work life by enhancing their interactions, experiences, and environments. I specialize in customizing WeWork spaces for enterprise clients while maintaining the essence of our brand and working within our kit-of-parts. Our spaces incorporate amenities such as lounges, conference rooms, kitchens, etc. My responsibilities include but are not limited to presales design, due diligence, project managing, FF&E, construction administration, styling, staging, and full project delivery.

Aug 2018 - current
 

Y.A. Studio, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Y.A. Studio and MPD is a conjoined office offering architecture and interior design services. While working as an architect under Y.A., I gained experience in affordable multi-family housing, urban planning, and commercial projects. My responsibilities included producing drawing sets, communicating with the building and planning department, and supporting relationships with developers, housing committees, and nonprofits.

Martine Paquin Design is an interior design firm focusing on modern residential design. I was one of two interior architects working directly under the principal on residential and hospitality projects. I was in charge of mill-work drawings, sourcing furniture, maintaining vendor and consultant relationships, leading client presentations, producing FF&E budgets and schedules, and staging.

May 2017 - May 2018
 

Hulburd Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

Hulburd Design is a small firm known for modern & contemporary interior design. As a junior designer, I provided construction drawings, sketches, 3d model studies, and renderings. My projects ranged from renovations, private residences, and commercial projects.

May 2015 - Mar 2017
 

Education 

Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, Pre-College Summer Program

Jun 2008 - current
 

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Dec 2015
 

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