Ruth Hadnot

Ruth Hadnot

Covington, LA, US



My education in Interior Architecture has provided me with the ability to work in a range of areas.  My area of expertise lies in the redesign of existing spaces as well as the creation of new spaces in which the interior design is not simply applied decoration but an integration of the architectural language of the whole building.  I have worked in architectural firms on teams and on individual projects, mostly focusing on commercial and assisted living.  I have also been self employed, working on smaller residential remodels as well as several new construction design/build projects.  Recently I have been working for a firm which specializes in high-end custom interiors for new construction and remodels.

NCIDQ Certification #29386.


BMAC Interiors, Covington, LA, US, Design Manager/Interior Designer

Introduced and developed cloud-based design management to track FF&E and design time in high-end residential interiors firm.
Designed commercial office space in planned New-Urban community "Terra Bella", located in Covington, LA.
Collaborated in the design and furnishing of multiple spec houses which were featured in the 2013 St. Tammany Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.

Nov 2012 - current

Self Employed Design/Build, Covington, LA, US, Principal Designer

Design and produce construction documents for custom homes, focusing on affordability, energy efficiency, and simplicity of detail.
Manage site-selection, coordination and oversight of subcontractors, energy systems, finishes, and fixtures.

Jan 2001 - Nov 2012

Waterleaf Design, LLC, West Chester, PA, US, Principal Designer

Coordinated design, color and finish specifications with existing architectural and vernacular styles for clients.

Jan 1999 - Jan 2001

Ankrom Moisan Architects, Portland, OR, US, Interior Designer

Worked with teams on Assisted Living, Corporate, and Tenant Improvement projects.
Executed floor plans, interior elevations, reflected ceiling plans, custom carpet and tile designs, casework design and details, and finish & door schedules.

Nov 1996 - Apr 1998


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

Master of Interior Architecture
3 year FIDER accredited program.
Electric Lighting, Color Theory, Furniture & Accessories, Spatial Order (The Room), Media for Design Development, Detailing, History of Architecture, Housing in Society, Postmodern Theory, Furniture Design/Build, Research (Natural Materials and Resources for Interiors), Working Drawings, ten terms of Design Studio.

Sep 1993 - May 1996

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Bachelors, English Literature

Liberal Arts

Sep 1987 - May 1991

Westtown School, Westtown, PA, US, High School, High School

Sep 1983 - May 1987

Areas of Specialization