Mallory Arndt

Mallory Arndt

Phoenix, AZ, US



Hello, I am Mallory! I am a senior at Northern Arizona University and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a minor in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Graphic Design. 

During my time at NAU, I completed a semester at SUNY Buffalo in a CIDA accredited program where I gained valuable knowledge of design and acquired new critical thinking skills. While on exchange, a competition called the Fillmore Project was held to redesign a consignment shop in the Fillmore area that was undergoing revitalization. My group won the competition and our designs were recently implemented and the store is doing great! 

In 2016 I did a summer study abroad trip to New Zealand and Australia where I studied Hip Hop and Indigenous Cultures. This opened my mind to think about all the diverse ways culture impacts design and how that can enhance a community. I took from this experience a new way thinking when it comes to the quality of living and visual culture in a community.

Before starting my senior year, I was chosen by NAU's interior design department chair, Roger Vitello, to submit a project to the Angelo Donghia Scholarship Foundation and I was then selected to be a part of the 2017 scholarship competition. 

I recently completed a summer internship at Dalton Interiors in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I gained experience working on projects that include multi-family complexes, health care facilities, and various residential projects. After the summer ended, Dalton Interiors invited me to stay on and work remotely while I complete my degree. 

I have a deep passion for interior design and I aspire to make a change in the world by designing inspired and healthy interior environments while helping preserve the existing structures in our world.


Dalton Interiors, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Design Intern

I worked on various types of projects ranging from multi-family complexes to healthcare and some residential. I drafted construction documents, site measured, produced renderings, designed furniture, space planned, pulled materials, selected furniture, updated procurement schedules, organized library, and worked on FFE schedules and specifications.
Projects worked on: Tatum Place Apartments in Scottsdale, AZ, Bellagio Apartments in Scottsdale, AZ, The Linc Apartments in Portland, OR, The Davenport Apartments in Sacramento, CA, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and multiple residences.

May 2017 - Jan 2018


Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design Major in a CIDA accredited program, and a Visual Communications Minor with an emphasis in graphic design. Did a summer study abroad program in New Zealand and Australia. Completed a semester on exchange in Buffalo, New York at SUNY Buffalo State College. While on exchange I was a part of the winning team in a competition known as the Fillmore project that was a redesign of a consignment shop in an area undergoing revitalization. Before starting my senior year I was chosen to compete in the Angelo Donghia Scholarship Foundation. I was awarded a scholarship from an essay competition that was focused on what our dream job in the interior design field is. Every semester, even while on exchange, I have made the Dean's list.

Aug 2014 - current

Areas of Specialization