Lauren Lloyd

Lauren Lloyd

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I am a freelance architectural designer and editorial writer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. I have enjoyed working in the interior architecture field, particularly within the specific constraints that New York projects provide. During my time as a designer, I have worked on interior renovations of apartments and townhomes in Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as several small commercial spaces.

To see additional student work, please visit my thesis book here.



Lauren Lloyd Creative, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Designer + Writer

• Creating and refining detailed architectural drawings at all phases of design for various clients including design firms such as McAlpine & David Frazier
• Consulting on design solutions by conducting code analysis and building surveys

• Writing online articles for Forbes Home & Forbes Advisor based on professional experience, industry research, and personal reporting
• Drafting web copy for design brands such as Designers Collab.

Apr 2021 - current

Rexrode Chirigos Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

• Managed design and construction for Prince & Wooster gallery renovation in SoHo
• Coordinated bid process including soliciting & leveling bids and correspondence with contractors & relevant trades
• Reviewed shop drawings and orders for millwork, mechanical systems, and specifications

Sep 2020 - Apr 2021

Space Exploration Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intermediate Designer

• Managed simultaneous projects at various stages of design and construction
• Managed project timeline with Architect of Record regarding filing & board approvals
• Coordinated with engineers, contractors, and design professionals to manage project
budgets & construction schedules and ensure design continuity
• Led site visits and client meetings and prepared detailed meeting minutes
• Corresponded directly with clients to answer questions and coordinate calls and meetings
• Delegated tasks to junior designers and oversaw drawing production
• Created and edited drawing sets for Concept Design to Construction Documents phase
• Created visualizations for clients using Rhino, Photoshop, and other programs
• Maintained drawing sets throughout projects, including schedules, consultant sets, and shop drawings

Mar 2017 - Sep 2020

AN Media Group, New York, NY, US, Editorial Intern

• Wrote blog posts for online publication from press releases and personal research
• Wrote editorial pieces for monthly print publication
• Interviewed designers about their projects for feature pieces

Feb 2017 - May 2017

URBN Inc., Philadelphia, PA, US, Store Design Intern

• Designed a temporary hanger installation for a pop up Anthropolgie shop
• Designed multiple signage options for the Anthropologie in Atlanta at Ponce City Market
• Assisted with creating and editing SketchUp models, floor plans, and drawing sets

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014


Auburn University: College of Architecture, Design & Construction, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture & Interior Architecture

During my time at Auburn University I earned both a degree in Architecture and in Interior Architecture through the dual degree program. I also earned a minor in Journalism.

I attended the Rural Studio during the spring semester of my third year where I helped build two 20K homes for Ms. Rose Lee alongside my classmates.

Aug 2011 - May 2016

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