Kohler Cihock

Kohler Cihock

Chicago, IL, US



I am a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a BFA in Interior Architectural Design. I am interested in working in all phases of design, space planning, sustainable design, and eventually becoming LEED certified.

I am a very hard working, dedicated person that loves design challenges. I enjoy working through all phases of design to create a space that blows the client away. I am all about variety in project types so I can expand my knowledge and design abilities. I am looking to gain more experience and learn more about this field.

If you are interested and want me to send you my resume and some work samples, email me at [email protected]



RTM Engineering Consultants, LLC, South Barrington, IL, US, Designer

•Established the first Designer position within the company and train others for the position to be spread throughout the other office locations.
•Provide project setup support in preparation of CAD drawings and floor plans, as well as basic adjustments to existing designs in the form of added red lines, schedules, and title blocks.
•Adjust existing designs in the form of added red lines, schedules, and title blocks.
•Prepare accurately and professionally written proposals at the client’s request.
•Thoroughly examine documents for completion and neatness. Accurately plot, stamp and prepare documents in timely manner.
•Engage with clients throughout the duration of the project in a professional and an enthusiastic manner.
•Provide administrative support and organization for the team and for projects as required.
•Projects include hospitality, retail, healthcare, restaurants, commercial, senior living, education, and residential.

Aug 2013 - current

Sears Holdings Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL, US, Store Planner

•Designed Sears floor plans and prepared design documents, following company standards and procedure.
•Accurately and timely developed zone reports, space summary reports, and financial impact requests.

Feb 2013 - Jun 2013

La-Z-Boy Galleries, Algonquin, IL, US, Interior Design Assistant

•Efficiently designed floor plans based on client’s design expectations, goals and budget.
•Surveyed homes and collected measurements. Designed floor plans with selected furniture and finishes.
•Prepared final presentation boards and made client presentations.
•Compiled past and present project files and organized them; making it more time efficient to locate the project files.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

RTC, Rolling Meadows, IL, US, Freelance Space Planner

•Designed retail floor plans per square footage and SKU count.
•Generated up-to-date fixture blocks for future floor plans.
•Provided space elevations and sheet set up.

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Artistic Tile, Chicago, IL, US, Resource Librarian/ Intern

•Consistently organized tile sample drawers, monthly sales books and price lists.
•Enthusiastically restocked sales floor and packaged tile cut sheets for shipping.

Feb 2011 - May 2011


Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Interior Architectural Design

Sep 2007 - May 2011

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