Anabelle Andrea Arias

Anabelle Andrea Arias

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I’m passionate about hospitality, travel and creating meaningful experiences.  I’ve worked as an Interior Architect/ Designer for the past 12 years in Puerto Rico, Miami, Washington DC and Los Angeles.  My travels and work experiences confirmed: Design does shape the way we live.  My creative passion towards color, texture and diversity shapes the designer I am today.


Woods Bagot, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

• Design leader for the Implementation of Hospitality Style materiality and FF&E on Workplace Schematic design and Design Development.
• Team player on Media & Tech Industry Workplace Concept Design Phase for 400,000 sq.fts site.
• Test fit and Workplace Planning for a population of 2K employees.
• Assist and create Interior Design Concepts and Packages for the conceptualization of Workplace Design Guidelines on a Global and Local Scale.

Jun 2019 - current

Klawiter and Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

• Workplace Programming, Conceptualization, Space Planning, Construction Documentation and Construction Administration.
• Cannabis Factory and Dispensary team player on Design, Construction Documentation and Construction Administration.
• Building Association assessment on remodel and Construction.
• Programming client needs and Implementation of Building
• Leader on selection and presentation of furniture, furniture BIM
systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes, and lighting.
• Support and documentation during completion and execution of
design concepts.
• Coordination with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators.

Feb 2018 - May 2019

Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC, US, Interior Designer

• Planned, designed, and conceptualized interiors for High-end Multi Family Developments to create unique living spaces.
• Worked with design team to manage workload and deadlines and maintained project schedule and budgets.
• Coordinated with clients, architects, construction personnel, installation personnel, and design team to achieve project deliverables.
• Responsible for Construction Coordination; Submittals, RFI’s, Bulletins and Updates to Construction Documents sets.
• Scheduled and attended site visits to measure and photograph spaces, and review and approve information and installations.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2016

Hinojosa Design Studio, Miami, FL, US, Interior Designer

• Collaborate with design director on Conceptualization, material selection and style of High-end Residential.
• Selection, design application, purchasing, delivery coordina tion and installation supervision of construction materials; furniture, millwork, plumbing and light fixtures.
• Manage vendors, track budgets, process quotes and finalize project orders.
• Supervise Millwork Installation, requests for information and project development from beginning to completion.
• Coordinate with designers, architects and Engineers for city permits.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2015

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., San Juan, PR, US, Junior Architect

• Assist Project Manager with design of cafeterias, offices, and process rooms for Pharmaceutical Facilities.
• Support Interior designer through selection and presentation of furniture, fabrics, hardware, floors, materials and colors.
• Collaborate drafters with s-builts and technical drawings of ex isting pharmaceutical buildings.
• Help lead architect on site visits, RFI’s and submittals approvals.
• Coordinate with engineer disciplines all through the design process.

Oct 2007 - May 2009


Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2001 - May 2007

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