Kim de Haan

Kim de Haan

San Francisco, CA, US



I'm an Interior Architect, recently moved to San Francisco from Australia with 4+ years of experience in design and architecture.

At my current studio I work closely with a small team of designers to coordinate various projects under demanding deadlines and budgets. I have contributed to the design of over 50 residential and commercial projects, and am experienced in spacial planning, construction documentation and interior detailing. I have extensive experience with a broad range of design software including Vectorworks, Sketchup, VRay and Adobe Suite, and am currently refreshing my knowledge of Revit and AutoCAD. 

I appreciate craftsmanship and attention to detail, and enjoy collaboration within a team. My side projects include designing jewelry and off-grid small houses.


kyle minor design, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer / Project Manager

Jan 2017 - current

Entrance Hall Pty Ltd, Sydney, AU, Senior Designer

- Co-founded a start-up design firm specializing in high-end residential and boutique commercial projects
- Established a nimble start-up design culture through the implementation of lightweight design processes and operational support systems
- Trained 3 new employees over 6-12 months to a high level of proficiency in industry design software, technical documentation and company processes
- Technical communication with stakeholders and contractors to realize over 60 large residential and commercial projects, including the $6M re-design and development of an iconic heritage-listed pub in Sydney
- Extensive experience in collaborating with fellow designers, clients, consultants and contractors to achieve the best design solution

Nov 2012 - Nov 2016

University of New South Wales (UNSW), San Francisco, Tutor

- Taught undergraduates in Design Practice and Design Technology

Mar 2013 - Jun 2014

Northrop Consulting Engineers, Sydney, AU, Visual Artist and Lighting Designer

- Developed 3 lighting installation schemes with the principal lighting designer to deliver a central showcase for Philips Australia’s OLED technology at SPARC International Lighting Festival 2013
- Collaborated with the principal lighting designer to design and realize an interactive lighting installation for SPARC International Lighting Festival 2012 and public lighting installation for Vivid Sydney 2013
- Produced over 40 concept lighting perspectives for 5 large hospitality and commercial sites across NSW

Nov 2011 - Jun 2012


University of New South Wales, Sydney, AU, Bachelors, Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Degree focusing on the design of interior spaces with architectural thinking.

- University of New South Wales University Medal for outstanding academic performance

Jan 2008 - Dec 2012

Areas of Specialization