Isabelle Bouthillier

Isabelle Bouthillier

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US



Isabelle Bouthillier is in her last semester at Florida International University (FIU) on track to receive her Masters degree in Interior Architecture, with a previous Bachelors degree from Miami (OH) University in Architecture. Her passion for architecture and interior design has influenced her to strive toward extraordinary measures to create unique and refined works.  Her extensive education has led her to develop a particular understanding of architectural philosophy, and the correlation it has to human needs and behavior in order to make site specific design decisions.  In addition to her core design studios, Isabelle's educational training has consisted of several interdisciplinary graduate courses, including graphic design, structural engineering, architectural theory, and construction documents, which have contributed to her holistic approach to design projects.

Professionally, Isabelle has had the opportunity to work as a Graduate Assistant at Florida International University, where she was highly involved in the preparation efforts by her department to ensure the successful accreditation of the Interior Architecture Department from the CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation.)  She has also been active in interdisciplinary settings, where she was responsible for assembling various schedules for an IKEA Home Furnishings location in Montreal, QC, 3-D modeling efforts, and developing design schematics.


Florida International University School of Architecture, Miami, FL, US, Graduate Assitant

- Assisted the Interior Design Department in coordinating a successful
accreditation effort, leading to a top five ranking for the Department in
the South East United States in December 2013
- Performed site research and analysis
- Coordinated class trips and events to off campus locations by contacting
professional offices, design firms, and individuals
- Formatted and assembled student work for Department
- Collaborated in the coordination of workshops, lectures, and special
- Acted as an ambassador to the Department for university events

Aug 2012 - May 2013

DCYSA, Montreal, QC, CA, Architectural Intern

- Assisted with on-site surveying, project revisions, and composing
schedules in order to have a collective and final construction document
- Collaborated with coworkers on innovative solutions for design problems,
such as retrofitting and reprogramming existing spaces
- Applied building codes to existing and new structures
- Worked on a multitude of typologies, especially in the commercial and
retail sector.
- Communicated and elaborated on client's needs and desires for projects
- Composed schematic designs and renderings for presentation to clients

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Florida International University, MMC, Masters, Interior Architecture

May 2012 - May 2014

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2009 - May 2012

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