Gillian Rose

Gillian Rose

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Gillian C. Rose is a design leader and experience designer who has been integral to leadership teams within multiple industries and sectors including: social sciences, life sciences, civic, cultural, hospitality, commercial, and high-end residential design. Her work has resulted in processes and delivered projects aligned with client visions and strategic goals.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Rose has developed processes and methodologies for cross-functional teams that have included: graphic design and presentation work, interior design and color strategy, and architectural design + space programming for institutional clients.  

Her projects have increased revenue for client organizations by identifying opportunities to improve usage of and response to new and existing spaces and programs. She has utilized her knowledge of color psychology as well as analytical and process-driven strategies to affect behavioral organization for desired responses and outcomes. 

As Director of Interiors for Rafael Viñoly Architects, she designed the interior spaces for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The building, which opened in 2006, houses the largest ballroom in Northeast America. It is a uniquely unprecedented design that: anchors the Boston Seaport District, generates significant revenue for the city of Boston, and catalyzes local development. Gillian C. Rose was named “Designer of the Year” by Interior Design Magazine for her work on the project.


Gillian C. Rose Interior Design + The Science of Color, Los Angeles, CA, US, Founder

Private Residence / Hollywood Hills, California
• Managed 6,000 square-foot interior design and color project.
• Originated and delivered interior color palette with over forty colors.
• Created an intricate biophilic color scheme reflecting the client’s emotional responses to color to create balance and harmony.

Serenity Apartments / Los Angeles, California
• Seventy-five unit project for senior homeless clients.
• Established overall color palette for building exterior.
• Created color palettes for 41 studios and 33 one-bedroom units.

Barbizon 63 / New York, New York
• Led design + market / brand analysis for multi-family development.
• Established overall color palette for building exterior.
• Created color palettes for 41 studios and 33 one-bedroom units.
• Exceeded sales goals, setting new precedent for client.

Weill Cornell Medicine / New York, New York
• Led design & implemented organizational behavior analysis for 30,000 square foot medical office facility.
• Developed color systems and analysis to influence organizational behavior.
• The final design enhanced productivity and deduced absenteeism.

Mar 2009 - current

The Office of Thierry Despont, New York, NY, US, Director of Interiors

• Designed and managed multi-million-dollar interior projects.
• Kensington Palace Gardens / London, United Kingdom
• Dorchester Hotel Lobby / London, United Kingdom
• 3-10 Grosvenor Crescent Luxury Condominium / London, United Kingdom
• Boca Raton Hotel Lobby / Boca Raton, Florida.

Jul 2006 - Jan 2007

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, Director of Interiors

• Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Boston, Massachusetts
Developed interiors for 2,000,000 square-foot civic project with a specific emphasis on user experience.
• Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University / Durham, North Carolina
Enhanced visitor experience within an art + teaching setting.
• Howard Hughes Medical Institute / Ashburn, Virginia
Created environments that promoted collaboration and intellectual exchange.

Sep 2002 - Sep 2004

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Lead Design Consultant

• Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Led, managed, and developed proprietary data collection system for architectural programming.

Mar 2000 - Mar 2001


International Association of Color Designers North America, San Diego, CA, US, Color Sciences Certificate

Mar 2006 - Mar 2008

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, US, Coursework in Gemology and Jewelry Design

Jan 1994 - Jan 1996

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design

Aug 1980 - May 1986


Interior Design Magazine: Interior Designer of the Year, 1st Place

Gillian C. Rose received Interior Design Magazine’s: Interior Designer of the Year Award in 2005 for her work on The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.


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