Lianne Bitters

Lianne Bitters

Dallas, TX, US



My desire to design spaces began at an early age. This desire inspired me to pursue the study of architecture and environmental design at Texas A&M University.  While there, I was able to gain valuable worldwide experience through a faculty-led, study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.  During this semester abroad I was involved in both an urban-planning project and the design of a modern art museum.  In addition our class toured Europe, experiencing great architectural masterpieces first-hand.  This experience had a profoundly positive effect on me, both as a designer and as a person. 

An increasing interest in designing interior spaces led me to Rhode Island School of Design for graduate studies.  This program focuses on adaptive reuse of existing buildings.  As a part of my studies at RISD, I also participated in another study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark.  While there, I was involved in the designing of a lounge for artists and designers on the harbor.  In addition, through faculty-led travels to Sweden and Finland, I experienced the beauty of Scandinavian design.

Currently, I am in my last semester at RISD, completing my master’s thesis in Interior Architecture.  After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in architecture or interior design, and am looking forward to what the future holds for me!



Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted professor with constructing lectures, writing and grading of tests,
and held tutorial sessions.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2012

RISD Graduate Thesis Show (RISD Interior Architect Department), Providence, RI, US, Designer & Coordinator

Designed gallery layout and promotional graphics.

Feb 2011 - Jun 2011

MPI Architects, Dallas, TX, US, Intern Architect

Contributed to projects through preparation of construction drawings, space planning and specifying finishes. Organized and updated sample library. Prepared presentation boards for clients. Created 3D models with high attention to detail and materials. Chose finishes and designed tile pattern for a Guaranty Bank. Projects included health care, educational, and institutional facilities.

May 2008 - Sep 2008


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

A field at the intersection of architecture, conservation and design of the built environment, Interior Architecture at RISD takes an innovative and progressive approach to addressing design issues intrinsic to the reuse and transformation of existing structures.

Jul 2010 - Jun 2012

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

The mission of the Department of Architecture is to create and disseminate knowledge of interiors, buildings, and the built and virtual environment, influencing our society to achieve a built environment that achieves the triple bottom line of sustainability: economic, social, and ecological justice.

Aug 2006 - May 2010

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