Ore Alaka

Ore Alaka

Philadelphia, PA, US




A.Pomerantz & Co., Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Interior Designer -Trainee

Created floor plan options for clients’ commercial spaces - Created rendered images of clients’proposed space for approval-Created quotes and generated order-ready specifications for office furniture - Edited proposed floor plans - Edited and reviewed redlines and counts

Sep 2013 - May 2014

La-Z-Boy Galleries - Interior Design Department, Abington, PA, US, Interior Design Assistant

Assisted interior designer with daily tasks - Assisted interior designer with residential floor plan layouts for clients - Assisted interior designer on in home consultations and measures -Organized fabric library and it's other resources - Created graphic layout and presentation
boards for in-store client presentations - Conducted and processed sales - Answered incoming calls in a cordial manner - Maintained cleanliness of store.

Nov 2012 - Aug 2013

ReMOD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, US, Gallery Intern, Volunteer Interior Designer

Assisted in store planning and organization - Assisted in sales and customer relations - Created
varying graphics for the gallery, its website and its events - Updated social media - Assisted in
event planning - Performed administrative duties - Assisted in daily running of the store.

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013

Manning Architects, APAC, New Orleans, Louisiana, Architectural Inter

Edited plans, sections and elevations in construction document sets
Created and edited furniture schedules and purchase order matrices (FF&E)
Selected appropriate finishes for ongoing project
Organized resource library

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

Adeniyi Coker Consultants Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, Architectural Intern

Assisted on site inspections
Assisted in monthly site meetings with contractors
Edited section, elevations and floor plans in construction document sets
Created varying floor tile design options
Surveyed existing conditions of interior spaces
Drew up sections of varying ceiling detail design

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Vanguard Assurance Ltd, Accra, Ghana, Underwriter

Processed 20-30 insurance claims and new customer details daily
Prepared 10-20 car insurance stickers daily

Aug 2008 - Sep 2008

Columbia International College (C.I.C), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Residence council and student council rep

Organized major school events
Organized fundraisers and workshops
Ensured maintenance of assigned floor and well being of students
Acted as a liaison between students and school administrators

Aug 2007 - May 2008

Bark Lake Leadership Center, Irondale, Ontario, Canada, Leadership Course Participant

Underwent a series of leadership training activities

Dec 2007 - Dec 2007


Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US, Facility Management: Consruction

Sep 2013 - current

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

CIDA accredited Interior Design and Architecture Program

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012


Drexel University Research Day Award of Merit, Honorable Mention


Drexel Dean's Scholar, Scholarship


Hibberd Townhouse Competition, 2nd Place


Ontario Scholar, Award


Columbia International College Outstanding Achievement in Service, Award


Columbia International College Outstanding Achievement in Leadership, Award


Columbia International College All-Round Student, Award


Areas of Specialization