John F. Xavier McHenry

John F. Xavier McHenry

Los Angeles, CA, US



For the last year and a half, I have been an Architectural Designer at Kravitz Design, where I manage a multitude of projects from hospitality design and high end residential, to the full design and fabrication of a furniture collection for Crate and Barrel's smaller scale furniture brand- CB2.
    I graduated with honors from The New York School Of interior Design where I received my Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Prior to that I have received my Bachelors Degree in Architecture from accredited university- Philadelphia University with a minor in Multimedia Visualization. I am highly proficient in AutoCad, the adobe suite, 3D modeling & rendering in 3DsMax, among many others.       


Kravitz Design Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

- Managed ongoing design, FF&E, construction administration / documentation and final FF&E installations.
- Completed design development drawing sets for hospitality, and high end residential projects both local
and international.
- Designed furniture collection from schematic design through to prototyping and final fabrication.
- Extensive travel on behalf of firm and project.

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Tui Lifestyle, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

- Completed AutoCad Drawings: Elevations, Sections, Details, Floor-plans
- Designed and assisted in on-site installations of finished projects
- Assembled lookbooks for review of clients

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

BAM Creative, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

- Assisted designers in AutoCAD drawings in CD and DD phases of the design process.
- Instrumented a new system in the firm which showcases innovative green materials to the New York and North Carolina office titled "Materials Corner." Email blasts occur two to three times a month.
- Assisted in FF&E selections on several projects
- Organized and maintained the materials library

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Erdy McHenry Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architecture Intern

- A partnership firm focusing on multidisciplinary projects such as student housing, places of worship, mixed use, and office spaces.
- Computer-based drafting
- Organizational skills to sort drawing sets
- Model Making
- Project book assembly

May 2009 - Aug 2009


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design: Post Professional

- Focused on all aspects of interior design from lighting, exhibition, commercial, retail, and my passion of hospitality design.

- Thesis Project- Hotel Ambrosine; An immersive hospitality environment was imagined driven by a dark narrative of obsession, voyeur and murder. Characters were conceptualized from site analysis, and drove design decisions by their personality, mannerisms, and even their death.

- Graduated with Honors

- Recipient of the Chairman's Award

Sep 2012 - May 2014

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor: Multimedia and Visualization

Sep 2007 - May 2012


The Chairman's Award, Award

The Chairman's Award was given to me upon my graduation from the New York School Of Interior Design. It was an award established in order to recognize outstanding creative achievements made by a graduating student. This was the highest recognition awarded at the ceremony.


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