Tegan Deering

Tegan Deering

Los Angeles, CA, US



Currently working as Managing Principle and Senior Designer for ShadowGap LA. A full service luxury residential design firm in Los Angeles. ShadowGap's work ranges from concept design, construction documentation onto permitting and continues on to bring each project to fruition with on site construction administration. Tegan tailors each project to her client’s style and daily life needs. Through extended conversations and her own discovery process, Tegan and the clients hone in on the concept and features that the space will portray. She never imposes her personal preferences or design values on clients, and most of her new clients come via word-of-mouth, because previous clients enjoyed working with her.

Tegan had years of experience working at large design firms even before she graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

In San Francisco Tegan worked for Gensler and Knoll Textiles. There she worked on various projects and gained the experience and design sense that pushed her education into the real world of design build. After graduating Tegan worked for HSH Interiors in Marin County where she worked on various high-end residential projects. In 2014 she moved to Los Angeles to work for Bowery Design a luxury design build architecture firm. There she designed and managed numerous residential projects for a celebrity clientele.



ShadowGap, Los Angeles, CA, US, Managing Principle and Senior Designer

• Conceptual and schematic design, space planning and programming
• Design development and construction documentation
• Furniture, fixtures and equipment selection and documentation: FF&E
• Landscape and pool design
• Custom furniture design and fabrication
• Styling and curation of furniture, lighting, draperies, art and accessories
• As-Built drawings and documentation
• Short term styling for photography
• 3D Rendering
• Construction administration

Jun 2016 - current

M.W.M Mangament Co., Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer / Project Manager

As an Architectural Interior Designer and Project Manager for M.W. Management Co., Tegan reported directly to the companies' president, for the design and development of luxury residential projects. Responsibilities include concept design, construction documents and shop drawings, on-site design management, project management as well as project expedition. Also including space planning, furniture layout and selection, lighting design, detailing, softscape and hardscape design, material selection and specifications.

• Conceptual, Schematic and Design Development
• CAD / Revit Construction Documentation
• Shop drawings and design detailing
• Scheduling, deliverables and design coordination for internal team, consultants and clients
• Project and team management through all phases of design
• Development, management and organization of all FF&E specifications, sourcing and procurement
• Material selection, takeoffs and slab cutting schedules
• Onsite construction administration and Project Management
• Development of written bids for consultants
• Strong relationships with numerous vendors and consultants in the Los Angeles area
• Exemplary skill in coordinating with clients, contractors, vendors and consultants

Oct 2015 - Aug 2016

Bowery Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

• Responsible for interior architecture and design documentation of high-end luxury residential projects
• Preparation of plans, elevations and shop drawings for build and presentation, using CAD, Revit, 3ds Max, and Powerpoint and Adobe Suite
• Materials and FF&E specifications using Spexx software, sourcing and procurement
• Interior cost to completion and budget analysis
• Coordination with clients, contractors, vendors and consultants
• Construction administration and project management

Jun 2014 - Oct 2015

HSH Interiors, Mill Valley, CA, US, Design Assistant

• Design and produce material boards for presentations
• Work closely with design team and research specifications
• Assist with material selection, layouts, and finish schedules
• 3D Rendering using both Revit and 3DS Max

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

• Designed and produced sample boards for presentations
• Met with sales representatives for new product overviews
• Worked closely with design teams, researched specifications, and helped with project coordination
• Assisted designers with material selection, drawings, layouts, and finish schedules
• Set up display boards for new product viewing and presentation
• Maintained and updated sample library

Aug 2004 - Nov 2006

Knoll, Inc. & Knoll Textiles, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

• Selected textiles for designer reviews
• Provided service to architecture firms and set up display boards for new fabric presentations
• Assisted retail customers
• Assured great customer service, order fulfillment and follow up
• Maintained and updated sample library

Sep 2003 - Nov 2004


Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture and Design

Bachelors degree in Interior Architecture and Design

Jan 2008 - Jan 2013


IIDA Student Sustainable Design Competition Award Winner 2013, Award

Sustainable Design award winner for design of shipping container vacation home.


Academy of Art Spring Show, Honorable Mention

Baker Residence chosen for Academy of Art's Spring Show
Displayed at Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco


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