Lauren Hollinger

Lauren Hollinger

New York, NY, US



My strengths as a conscientious and creative professional are intuitive problem-solving and inspired resourcefulness. 

I thrive on managing diverse processes both individually and in collaboration; matching people and resources for consistent delivery that meets and exceeds client expectations and additionally fosters lasting and growing partnerships internally and externally.

I am actively seeking a creative management or studio/operations management position.


Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd., New York, NY, US, Operations and Development Manager

Rafael de Cárdenas / Architecture at Large is a seasoned resource for design vision and execution focused on residential and commercial interiors, architecture, furniture, and integrated objects. We favor concept over strategy, the cosmopolitan over the genre- or era-specific, and the atmospheric over the static. Ever-focused on the contemporary, we take diligent note of the past while day-dreaming the future.

Sep 2015 - current

Freelance, Freelance Design & Project Management

Projects have included branding development and print and web design for clients in the architecture, construction, photography and real estate industries. Experience modifying CMS like Squarespace, WordPress, Cargo Collective. Some coding from scratch but by no means a Developer.

Jan 2009 - current

Amanda Mintz Creative Management, New York, NY, US, Creative Manager

As a Creative Manager in a boutique search firm, independently lead creative recruitment for client partners ranging from start-ups to renown agencies and lifestyle brands at the forefront of design thinking and initiatives in NYC and beyond.

Apr 2014 - Sep 2015

24 Seven, Inc., New York, NY, US, Account Manager, Marketing, Interactive and Creative

As an Account Manager for the Freelance Marketing, Interactive & Creative team, partnered with Business Development Managers to source, qualify and place creative talent in short- and long-
term engagements with a diverse roster of agency, emerging/tech and brand-side clients.

Acknowledged for discerning eye, candor and approachability with candidates & clients, as well as a sharp attention to detail and innate ability to absorb industry aesthetics, culture & vocabulary. Responsible for all candidate and client correspondence for dedicated accounts.

Roles were successfully filled in the following areas: print and interactive design, architecture/experiential, industrial, copy, project management, account management, media and strategy.

Nov 2011 - Apr 2014

Works Progress Architecture (W.PA), Portland, OR, US, Publishing & Image Design

Management and execution of marketing and public relations tasks; led in-house teams and reported directly to the principals.

Preparation of material for digital & print publication
Field resume & portfolio submissions and press inquiries
Design, implementation and maintenance of firm website
Create and manage printing of various firm portfolio books
Coordinate project photo shoots & curate final project images

The following is a summary of awards and honors received by Works Partnership Architecture (W.PA). Direct responsibilities included coordination of the submissions in addition to creating and editing images, diagrams and drawings, as well as managing the inquiries and material preparation for the below listed publications featuring W.PA and their work.


Architizer’s Competition Competition Honorable Mention

Architectural Record Design Vanguard for W.PA
P/A (Progessive Architecture Award)
Northwest & Pacific Regional AIA Citation (x2)
Excellence in Concrete Award

Oregon AIA Built Honor Award
Oregon AIA Unbuilt Citation (x2)
Seattle What Makes It Green? Award Top Ten

Portland Spaces Root Award - Rising Star for W.PA
Oregon AIA Unbuilt Merit (x2)

Oregon AIA Built Merit
Oregon AIA Unbuilt Merit
Oregon AIA Unbuilt Citation


21st Century World Architecture v2 / Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House
Global Design Trends in Architecture / Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press
Global Residential Architecture / Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press

Design Vanguard / Architectural Record / December
Making Tracts / Residential Architect / September/October
What If Rubber and Rock ’n’ Roll Could Spark a Fringe Neighborhood Revival? / Architect / January

May 2009 - May 2011

Works Progress Architecture (W.PA), Portland, OR, US, Architectural Designer & Project Manager

Responsible for schematic design, client presentation & correspondence, documentation, permitting, and construction administration for more than forty 300sf to 7,000sf tenant improvements.

Part of project team for various residential, retail, mixed use and commercial projects inclusive of new build and adaptive reuse. Began as an intern and grew to self-manage projects through to construction.

Conceptual design, project presentation, image creation and drafting for city review, pricing and construction.

Feb 2007 - May 2011


UIC (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya), Barcelona, ES, Masters, International Cooperation in Architecture

Included workshops with international architects and policy makers and collaboration in Sarajevo for an urban plan proposal & speciation catalogue of spaces prime for intervention. The thesis, Cat Ghaut Living, cross-examined traditional residential building on the island of Montserrat with the current imposed cul-de-sac redevelopment on the volcanically devastated island. The proposed new model of residential redevelopment addressed various family models and agricultural methods within the realities of the topography.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, BArch, Department of Architecture + Interior Design

Minor in Urban Design

Included Architecture & Identity in the European City, a summer traveling studio throughout Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and France with a corresponding exhibition of design work.

Sep 2001 - May 2005

Areas of Specialization