Melaney Gorman

Melaney Gorman

Austin, TX, US



Pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Studies at the University of Texas at Austin- expected to graduate in May 2015. Interested in going to graduate school in a design-related field after working for 2 years.

Overall, I am a cheerful and excited designer looking to grow within the workplace. Young and fresh, I believe that I can bring a unique perspective to any design studio. I have an outgoing and vocal personality that allows me to actively participate in the design process. 


PPDS Design + Interiors, Austin, TX, US, Intern

Intern at a small interior design firm consisting of about eight employees. Primary responsibilities include providing assistance to each of the project designers by choosing fabrics and finishes, putting together construction specifications, editing construction documents and producing furniture plans in AutoCAD and keeping the entire workspace clean and organized. The firm has a vast variety of clients ranging from apartment developers to individual residences.

Dec 2014 - current

Pier One Imports, Austin, TX, US, Sales Associate

Primary responsibilities include serving customers by answering any questions about the store or our products, maintaining cleanliness around the store, and checking customers out at the cash register when they have completed shopping. Secondary responsibilities include helping unbox and unpack in the stock room, performing open and closing activities when scheduled.

May 2014 - Dec 2014

James Nolan Construction, Austin, TX, US, Intern

Along with 2 fellow interns, measured and drew, digitally, the existing floor plans of two historical preservation projects: Taylor National Bank in Taylor, TX and the Norwood House in Austin. We also took inventory of all the doors and windows existing in the projects and drew details on the ornament to be remade. Individually, I documented the existing conditions of Taylor Bank with photographs and put together the documents to be presented to the Texas Historical Commission.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture

From learning the basics of sketching and composition to solving advanced design issues, the architecture program at UT has allowed me to explore my personal architectural style. The open ended design studios are flexible, challenging and encourage application of the technical knowledge from classes like Construction, Site Design and Environmental Controls.

Aug 2012 - current

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