Charlotte Jolly

Charlotte Jolly

Bloomington, IN, US



My generation has a moral obligation to design future buildings in a sustainable way to decrease our harm on the environment. The world surrounding us is not something to be taken granted for it is what we depend on. I am continually fascinated by how innovative, sustainable design can positively impact a public space, specifically schools and libraries.

Graduating in May 2017 with two degrees, in French and Interior Design, and a minor in Sustainability, I love anything related to the arts or global cultures. I studied Interior Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark for the spring of 2016 and discovered that good design has a purpose and comes out of a thoughtful design process. 


Indiana University, Bloomington, Advanced Building Intern & Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

As the Advanced Building Intern through the Office of Sustainability on campus, I am in charge of providing research assistance to the Architects Office to ensure that construction projects are certified LEED Gold. I am also in charge of updating a portion of the Office's website:

I have now been a UTA (Undergraduate Teaching Assistant) twice, first for the Construction Documentation class, and now for the sophomore interior design studio. I hold office hours, answer questions, and grade some assignments to support my fellow students.

Aug 2016 - current

Business Furniture branch at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, US, Design Intern

As an intern, I developed ergonomic furniture reconfiguration options and performed floor audits to improve employee satisfaction in the workplace. I collaborated with clients and installation crews to become familiar with the design process and corporate life at a large company. I was in charge of updating floor plans in AutoCAD and maintaining the materials library. I also assisted during the bidding process.

May 2015 - Aug 2016


Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

I am a double major in Interior Design and French, with a minor in Sustainability. I studied Interior Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark in the spring of 2016 and I plan to graduate in May of 2017.

Aug 2013 - current


Daltile Design Competition, 3rd Place

This was a $2,500 award for my redesign of the IMU Biddle Hotel using biophilic design principles. I decided to use a concept that involves responding to nature. A sundial on a mosaic wall lets the sun show visitors the time. This wall is also a trombé wall, facing south, it traps heat from solar rays to slowly release it later as it keeps the building comfortable. Breatheable wall facades allow natural air flow across the lobby. Finally, the second floor will feature response-projectors to rain. When it is raining, sensors in the roof of the building will turn on projectors in the ceiling that will display an image of raindrops on the surfaces of the lounge tables. All of these features are meant to make people more connected to and aware of the environment that we live in.


La Verda Graham Rood Award, Scholarship

Twice in the past two
years, I have received the La Verda Graham Rood Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the newly formed IU School of Art + Design (IUCA+D) and the former department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design (AMID).


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