Marta Lilly

Marta Lilly

Portland, OR, US



I have a Masters in Interior Architecture from University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Whitman College. My design-related interests include educational spaces, social and non-programmed spaces, color, architectural history, and relationships between emotion and architecture. I enjoy working in groups where people bring diverse skills to the table.



Self, Portland, OR, US, Graduate Teaching Fellow

•Schematic Design-develop several design options to fit clients’ needs. Most recent project was an outdoor footwear retail environment
•Code Research- gather and clarify pertinent code information for new building projects, write code summaries
•Client Relations- use social media to share design ideas, create surveys to gain insight

Jul 2012 - current

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Graduate Teaching Fellow

Furniture Theory and Analysis:
•Collaborated with professor to design experiential and research assignments
•Graded student assignments, tests and design projects
•Provided administrative support for professor and served as primary contact for students outside of class
History of Interiors:
•Graded student assignments and tests
•Provided administrative support for professor
•Lectured and lead discussion for 80-minute class session when professor was not present
Materials Resource Center:
•Maintained organization and procurement of materials sourced from over 100 manufacturers
•Managed 25 student volunteers and 2 student employees
•Assisted Interior Architecture and Architecture students and staff in locating material samples and information
•Programmed educational events for students to interact with materials representatives

Mar 2011 - Mar 2012


University of Oregon, Masters, Interior Architecture

A CIDA-accredited degree, sharing coursework with the Architecture department, my studies in Interior Architecture focused on Educational design, color theory, lighting design, design history, and furniture design. During my time at UO I benefitted from the close-knit culture of the Interiors department, and count each faculty member as a mentor.

Jun 2009 - Jun 2012

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, US, Bachelors, Art History and Visual Culture Studies

Seeking a small liberal arts environment, at Whitman I majored in Art History, focusing on European Modern art, minored in Japanese and Education, worked at the college radio station, and organized campus social and entertainment events.

Aug 2002 - May 2006

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