Lauren Mayo

Lauren Mayo

Manhattan, KS, US



I'm passionate about all aspects of good design.  To me, the job of a designer is to find creative methods and materials to execute an exceptional product.  I also recognize and respect that it's not just aesthetics that are important, but that the space, along with everything in it, should function well, and that the whole package should be a good use of the client's time and money.

I have a wide breadth of experience, from small commercial projects to large luxury beachfront residences, and clients that range from restaurant managers to school boards to the federal government.  I'm always interested in finding out about something new, whether it's a product, a skill or a group of people.


Hyer Creative, Atlanta Georgia, Director of Architecture and Design

May 2013 - current

The Ebert Mayo Design Group, Manhattan, Kansas, Intern Architect

Architectural Project Management and Design:
-Met with committees of administrators, faculty, and parents to determine specific needs and develop solutions for the renovations and expansions of three elementary schools
-Redesigned the layout of a regional airport terminal to create a set of spaces that function well individually, while enhancing passenger circulation through the airport
-Coordinated the workflow of general contractors, mechanical contractors and window installers for the fast track replacement of 700 windows in a fully occupied historic academic building
-Identified and analyzed ADA and life safety code compliance issues at federal buildings during site visits and communicated issues through written reports submitted to General Services Administration facility managers

Jun 2009 - Nov 2012

Self-employed and freelance work, Atlanta, GA, US, Contract Designer

Contract and Freelance Architectural and Interior Design:
-Assisted in brand definition for local and national restaurants by creating architectural and interior design standards for use in franchising opportunities
-Created plan sets for national franchise restaurants based on corporate standards
-Worked with a local restaurant to renovate their back patio using standard greenhouse materials to keep costs low

Apr 2008 - Jun 2009

Foley Design Associates, East Point, Georgia, Project Designer

Architectural Design on Commercial and Residential Projects:
-Collaborated with clients, consultants and contractors through the planning and construction processes of office buildings and resort communities
-Developed working drawings in AutoCAD, created architectural illustrations for clients, and selected materials for residential and multi-use projects

Apr 2006 - Apr 2008

Marc Michaels Interior Design, Winter Park, FL, US, Interior Architect

Interior Design for High End Residential and Hospitality Spaces:
-Worked on multiple long and short term projects with small teams of interior designers and interior architects
-Met with clients to determine project scope and needs
-Developed design solutions that addressed specific needs, then transformed loose schematics into a set of concise building plans
-Worked with a team of developers, engineers, custom fabricators and other subcontractors in order to construct and furnish large scale luxury projects

Feb 2005 - Mar 2006

Sunflower Builders, Manhattan, Kansas, Project Manager

Project Management for a Local Construction Company:
-Estimated material quantities and prices, predicted total project costs, and submitted construction bids for commercial and institutional projects
-Coordinated the delivery of materials and the workflow of subcontractors on job sites

Aug 2003 - Jan 2005


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture and Product Design

Bachelor of Interior Architecture:
-5 year program with an emphasis on space planning, design aesthetics, construction methods, building systems, sustainable design, as well as project administration
-Additional focus on graphic communication, furniture design, product design and production processes

Aug 1999 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization