Laura Lewi

Laura Lewi

New York, New York




CallisonRTKL, New York, NY, US, Associate

Concept Design Leader and CX team in New York Retail Practice

Projects: Charming Charlie 5th Avenue Flagship, Hueb Madison Avenue Flagship, Sunglass Hut (multiple locations), LensCrafters Visual Merchandising, Melanie Lyne Rockland Centre Flagship, Ann Taylor and LOFT International Wholesale Concept, Ray Ban SoHo Flagship, Bobbi Brown Beverly Hills, Fresh Cosmetics UK, Rogers Communications (multiple locations), Rogers Communications Yorkdale Flagship, Fido (multiple locations), SoulCycle Las Vegas Flagship, Du Mobile, VaVaVoom Cosmetics Kuwait Flagship, Royal Bank of Canada, Major League Baseball NYC Flagship, Tempur-Pedic NYC Flagship, LiveNation Paramount Theatre, Chapter Aesthetic Studio, Restore Hyper Wellness

Responsibilities include:
- Retail Experience Platform
- Customer Experience
- Concept Design Package
- Design Development drawings
- Shop drawing review and CD coordination
- Brand Book and roll-out plan for future locations
- Prototype Design & build

Jun 2014 - current

MontesBuild, Inc., New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

commercial and residential architectural intern
projects ranged from SoHo offices to an apartment renovation on the Upper East Side
- facilitated design-build projects from preliminary design to site supervision
- conducted presentations and maintained client relations
- designed and oversaw fabrication for custom millwork and construction hardware
- selected and purchased hardware, fixtures, and construction materials

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

UT School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, Studio Representative for Client Presentation

one of two students selected during third year comprehensive studio
traveled with Professor Tamie Glass and Program Director Nancy Kwallek
- represented peers and met with project client, George Carr, in his NYC design studio
- presented retail flagship design development documents
- gathered client feedback to proceed with construction documents

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013

Wilson Associates, Dallas, TX, US, Architectural Intern

commercial hospitality architectural intern
projects ranged from casinos and resorts in to royal palaces
- developed AutoCAD sheet sets, construction documents, and material reference sheets
- assisted with space planning and ADA compliance
- selected furniture, hardware, finishes, and textiles
- rendered drawings for client presentations

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

SMW Design, Sally M. White, ASID, Fort Worth, TX, US, Design Assistant

residential design intern
- assisted with job installations and client meetings
- selected furniture, finishes, and textiles at the dallas design center
- designed custom upholstery and window treatments
- assembled presentation boards & managed research library

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture, Interior Design

Aug 2010 - current

École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Paris, FR, Study Abroad

study abroad: five week travel program and seven week studio in Paris

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013


Excellence in Design Award for Design VI, Nomination


Excellence in Design Award Recipient for Design IV, Award


University Panhellenic Council Spring Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship


Debbie Ann Rock Scholarship in Interior Design Recipient, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization