Charmaine Mendoza

Charmaine Mendoza

New York, NY, US

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I'm an interior designer with 5 years of experience in corporate, commercial and residential interior design and have handled over 15 projects under ASYA, the Philippines’ leading architecture firm. Within 8 months of receiving my bachelor’s degree and 1 month of earning my Philippine professional design license, I was trusted to handle large projects such as malls and corporate offices and have dealt with actual design problems, learning on-the-job through collaborations with fellow professionals.

My aspiration to grow as a designer coupled by my desire to improve quality of life has led me to pursue a master’s degree in Sustainable Interior Environments at the New York School of Interior Design. Juggling school work and remote freelance design consultancy service for clients in Manila, I remained active in my profession while working to take my skills to the next level. My perseverance paid off when I was chosen as the sole recipient of the Chairman’s Award in MPS-Sustainable Interior Environments Class of 2019.

My goal is to become part of a growing industry of designers that values the built environment and its ability to provide comfort and safety for all.


Currimbhoy & Co., New York, Interior Designer

Assists lead architect in the design process - FF&E Specifications and sourcing, purchasing, 3D renderings, construction drawings

Nov 2019 - current

Freelancer, Interior Designer

Commissioned and designed commercial and residential interiors

Jul 2017 - Nov 2019

ASYA DESIGN PARTNERS, Pasay City, PH, Senior Interior Designer

Between my projects I was involved in the design and construction process - from conceptualization, to 3D renderings, material specifications, and construction drawings, I received hands-on experience and learned on-the-job from clients, suppliers, partner engineers, and my fellow designers.

Projects Handled:

- Concentrix Biopolis (Filipino-themed canteen, Presentation)
- Concentrix Spark (Industrial-themed Floor Gaming Area, Circles-themed Floor Reception Area)
- Cyberpark Tower 2 (Office Lobby, Retail, Toilets, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Reference, Working Drawings, Presentations, Swatchboards)
- Estancia Offices (Grand Lobby, Lift Lobbies, Toilets, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specification, Working Drawings, Presentations, Swatchboards, Client Meetings)
- Double Dragon Headquarters (Material Reference, Toilets, 11th Floor Waiting Area)
- Double Dragon Plaza Mall (Food Court Layout, Mall Hallways)
- Eperformax Scape (Typical Production Floors, 6th Floor Admin Office & Lounge, Furniture Details, Material Reference, Lighting Reference)
- Fluffy Snow, Bom Bom & Healthy Pat Kiosk design at Mall of Asia PUV terminal
- Glas (Grand Lobby, Mezzanine Lobby, Grand Lift Lobby, BPO Lobby, Law Firm Test Fit)
- Mets Place (Living & Dining Area)
- Philflex (Grand Lobby, Chairman's Office, Landscape, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specification, Presentation, Swatchboards)
- Robinsons Tacloban (Atrium, Design Concept)
- Starmall Las Piñas (Mall Hallways, Al Fresco, Driveway, Food Court, BPO Reception & Lift Lobby, Office Toilets, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specifications, Working Drawings, Site Visits, Client Meetings)
- Vistamall Taguig Phase 2 (Atrium, Cinemas, Food Court, Al Fresco, Driveway, Toilets, Breast feeding Station, Clinic, Kiosks, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specification, Some Working Drawings, Presentations, Swatchboards, Site Visits, Client Meetings)

Nov 2014 - Jul 2017


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Masters, Sustainable Interior Environments

Gained in-depth knowledge on sustainable interior design - from product and material life cycle analysis to sourcing and composition, to responsible design application guided by LEED and Well standards.

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, Manila / School of Design and Arts, Bachelors, Interior Design

Jun 2009 - Feb 2014


MPS-S Chairman's Award, Award

Recognition of outstanding creative achievements made by a graduating student in the Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments program


Magna cum laude, Award

Graduated top of the class, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design


Areas of Specialization