Elsa Carlson

Elsa Carlson

New York, NY, US

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I am a recent RISD graduate with a BFA in Interior Architecture and a concentration in Nature, Culture and Sustainable Studies (NCSS). My work and studies are focused on biomimicry with attention to form and function. I take a lot of inspiration from nature and use it as a device to model from. All of my work begins with a simple nature object and then flourishes into its final design. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Thank you for visiting.



ZGF Architects LLP, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer ll

ZGF Architects LLP is a design firm with a focus on architecture, interior design, and urban design. As an Interior Designer Level ll, I contribute to the ZGF team by compiling data, developing elementary design solutions, and working collaboratively with design teams to produces quality drawing sets and marketing material.

Apr 2017 - Sep 2017

Jonathan Schloss / Architect, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Jonathan Schloss Architect is a small firm that focuses on commercial, residential and renovation/restoration design. I worked directly with Jonathan to create quality design concepts and construction documents.

Jul 2016 - Nov 2016

Texton Aviation, Providence, RI, US, Design Research Developer

I was chosen by RISD's Interior Architecture department to participate in a paid research group hired by Cessna Aircraft to research and re-design jet manufacturing.

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Union Studios, Providence, RI, US, Intern Architect

Union Studio is an Architecture firm that specializes in traditional residential homes. As an Intern, I worked closely with designers to construct 2d and 3d printing files that were used for building site models.

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016

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