Madeleine Howe

Madeleine Howe

New York, NY, US



I am diligent, determined worker, and I strive to do my best in everything that I do. I am looking for a firm that will not only push to do my best, but also provide continual education and guidance to be better in the future. I am also highly organized and self motivated. I believe that everyday is a learning experience and I hope to find a work environment to maximize my potential. 


Unispace, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Commercial design from concept schematic design to construction documentation for clients ranging from financial to technology and hospitality, with a personal focus on ff&e and art art selection
• Lead construction administrator for projects over 10 million dollars; managing site progress including submittals, RFIs, foreman meetings, site meetings, PA permitting, and flood response
• Facilitated strategic planning for company relocation, including transit studies and feasibility reports

Apr 2014 - current

Studio DB, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Full spectrum of design for residential and commercial projects; from schematics to construction drawings and ff&e
• Facilitate project development by managing construction sites and vendor deliverables
• Prepare and deliver client presentations and subsequent estimates based on detailed fixture and equipment

Oct 2013 - Apr 2014

Jamestown, One Kings Lane, and Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Freelance Consultant

•Space Planning of campus development: surveying, creating drawings from surveys, and space occupancy diagrams
•PR and marketing; managed multiple social media outlets of client and planned special events, including permitting

Feb 2013 - Oct 2013

Form Design Studio, Washington, DC, US, Junior Designer

• Design for residential and commercial projects; from schematics to construction drawings
• Expedite permit acquisition; filling, running, and acquisition
• Manage principal’s schedule and office; assist in client and contractor relations
• Marketing, event promotion, and firm brand development

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013

Neiman Marcus Group, Tysons Corner, VA, US, Sales Assistant

• Assisted Sales Associates with Client Relations
• Organized and managed stock

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Five and Ten, Athens, GA, US, Intern

• Shadowed Head Chef and principal owner, four time James Beard Award Nominee, Hugh Acheson • •Assisted in appetizer and dessert preparation for dinner service

Jan 2008 - May 2008


University of Georgia, Athens, GA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design, Anthropology

I was a double major in Anthropology and Interior Design. My focus in Anthropology was namely social/cultural behaviors with a focus on culinary traditions. This focus helps inform my design work in my ability to successfully research client behaviors and execute plans which support their individual behaviors. My two passions were developed further during my study abroad experience which was based in Cortona, Italy.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2011

Areas of Specialization