Ayman Itani

Ayman Itani

Beirut, LB

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I am an interior designer with interests in interiors, sets, products, and furniture. My cross-cultural upbringing in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia made me passionate about the concept of home in all its dimensions: geographic, cultural, personal, architectural. Through my studies at Cornell University, this interest translated into a fascination with how environment and identity interact. 

In my career, I hope to pursue design-related opportunities where I can learn more about the capacity of the built environment to elevate the quality of human experience.



Ashley McGraw Architects, Syracuse, NY, US, Interior Designer

Generated concepts for education design projects through research and iterative drawing.
Collaborated with teammates to develop construction documents on six projects.
Presented design ideas to clients and coordinated client feedback with consultants.
Conceived the aesthetic of spaces and selected appropriate finishes, materials, and furniture.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

HLW, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Analyzed reports on client needs in seven projects involving interior outfitting and test fits.
Collaborated with senior and junior designers to organize client presentations.
Conveyed design recommendations by developing architectural drawings and interior perspectives.
Communicated with product representatives to compile resources for material finishes.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Cornell Residential and New Student Programs, Ithaca, NY, US, Residential Advisor

Counseled first year students on academic and personal needs in transitioning to university.
Organized social and educational hall events to develop community.
Monitored building activity and handled emergency situations as they arose.

Aug 2014 - May 2015


Cornell University, Ithaca, Bachelors, Design and Environmental Analysis

Studio Courses:
Healthcare, Retail, Adaptive Reuse, User Experience, Competitions, Digital Communications, Set Design, Fundamentals of Theater Design

Other Courses:
Programming Methods, Green Building Technology, Architectural Sustainability, Construction Documents, Interior Materials, Professional Practice, Statistics

Jul 2012 - current

Areas of Specialization