Eva McCarthy

Eva McCarthy

New York, NY, US

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I'm an interior architect specializing in the design and project management of adaptive reuse projects in New York City. For the past 10 years I have focused primarily in the high-end residential sphere, but have also worked on commercial and civic projects. 

My masters thesis, Personal Trauma, Community Healing, reckons with America's gun violence problem through the discipline of architecture. The design proposal mends a frayed urban fabric by revitalizing an abandoned church building as a new type of sanctuary for survivors of violent crime.    



Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, New York, NY, US, Designer

• Chaperon the architectural design practice of six commercial projects, and develop design documents at all phases
• Coordinate design work and drawings with the Roman and Williams FF&E commercial interiors team
• Project manage international hospitality project with 16 structures totaling 145,260SF on an 85-acre property
• Interface with clients, and compose and conduct client presentations

Oct 2019 - current

The Brooklyn Home Company, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer and Project Manager

• Design the interior architecture for high-end residential projects, as well as furniture and lighting schemes
• Develop and draft floor plans, RCPs, interior elevations and details, as well as develop FF&E packages
• Project manage construction administration phase of residential renovations and Brooklyn-based development projects
• Design custom furniture and installations for interiors
• Interface with clients and conduct client presentations

Jun 2015 - Oct 2019

Freelance Interior Designer, Washington, DC, US, Interior Designer

• LSM, Nov - Dec 2014: Collaborated with architectural team to complete a 101,000sf office for a global law firm
• Khalili Residence, Feb - April 2015: Redesigned Master Bathroom; consulted on integrated lighting and furniture for duplex in Logan Circle townhouse

Sep 2014 - May 2015

Søren Rose Studio, New York, NY, US, Studio Manager

• Designed interiors, made architectural decisions, and specified furniture in the Scandinavian house style
• Collaborated with architects to draw and specify details
• Project managed high-end residential renovations with budgets ranging from $1–20 million
• Designed furniture, and developed those pieces with global manufacturers and retailers
• Oversaw operations, sales and press for the award-winning studio, and hired and supervised all employees

Sep 2012 - Aug 2014

RD Rice Construction, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Coordinated all trades to realize design intent for high-end residential renovations
• Project managed high-end residential renovations with budgets ranging from $5–20 million
• Value engineered clients' budgets and project schedules
• Proposed and integrated new details to architects and clients when original design intent was unachievable

Oct 2009 - Sep 2012


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Architecture + Adaptive Reuse

• Specialization in Adaptive Reuse

Jun 2017 - Jun 2019

George Washington University, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Psychology

• GPA: 3.74
• GWU Presidential Scholarship, Fall '07 – Spring '09
• Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Sep 2007 - May 2009

Areas of Specialization