Amanda Stein

Amanda Stein

San Francisco, CA, US



As a recent graduate of a nationally recognized Interior Design program, I have begun my journey in the architecture and design world. After graduating in 2013, I began working for a restaurant group which designs and manages two innovative restaurant concepts along the east coast. As a part of the team at Barteca Restaurant Group I was able to develop a passion for hospitality design. Upon my big move across the country to San Francisco I found a role on a design team for privately owned franchise hotels. With Stanford Hotels Corporation I have been able to work on various large and small projects for Hilton, Marriott and Starwood branded hotels.

I can confidently say my strongest skills are with custom detailing and drafting. As a problem solver I enjoy space planning and working around obstacles by providing creative design solutions.  I enjoy selecting furniture and finishes with the thought of durability and longevity as well as aesthetic to create a lasting atmosphere for all visitors to experience. 

Please see skills section which outlines my proficiencies with a variety of design and development aid programs.

Current Obsession: Rustic Modern Design



Stanford Hotels Corporation, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Interior Designer

Stanford Hotels owns and operates multiple franchise hotels nationally. As a part of the project management department, my responsibilities include:

-Design research, product sourcing, and FF&E selections
-Developing specifications packages and coordinating with vendor representatives daily
-Drafting custom furniture and casegoods for guestroom, public areas, and restaurants
-Coordinating with the design and project management team to develop full construction document sets using AutoCAD
-Working within code compliance and ADA requirements, as well as budgets
-Creating 3D renderings and FF&E presentation boards using Sketch-Up and Photoshop.
-Maintain sample library to be organized and current

Aug 2014 - current

Barteca Restaurant Group, Norwalk, CT, US, Junior Designer

Barteca is a growing restaurant group which designs and manages two different restaurant concepts with multiple locations. Both concepts, Bartaco and Barcelona Wine Bar, provide each their own unique design and experience. As a part of an in-house architecture team, my responsibilities included:

-Collaborated with architecture team in a studio environment
-Designed in preliminary concept phase through development of complete construction document sets using AutoCAD
-Coordinated with related project professionals including Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Architects, and FSE Consultants
-Interacted with vendors for material/product specifications and purchase orders
-Experience working with and developing permit drawings, shop drawings, material take-offs, specification research and documentation, and bid sets
-Gained knowledge of code compliance and ADA requirements
-Developed design presentation drawings using InDesign and Photoshop

Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

Aqua-Lawn, Inc., Fairfield, CT, US, Drafting and Design Assistant

Assisted office manager with customer service, scheduling, filing, and at family owned Irrigation Contracting business. Advanced to assisting systems designer with drafting as-built drawings of landscape irrigation systems which allowed for hand drafting and AutoCAD skills to develop further. Developed marketing skills by producing advertisements and seasonal announcements.

May 2010 - Aug 2014

Doughnut Inn, Fairfield, CT, US, Sales Associate

Assisted a wide range of customers, preparing food and drinks, cashing out register, restocking store, and closing store. Gained experience with different types of people and established a foundation for great communication skills.

May 2008 - Aug 2009


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

Developed an excellent foundation for a career in the interior design industry. Studied digital modeling, interior building systems, textiles and materials for architecture and interiors, presentation techniques, Auto CAD, professional practice and contract design, interior building technologies, and much more. Special attention to code and zoning regulations including knowledge of ADA requirements. Construction document set production including understanding of construction detailing and assembly.

Aug 2009 - May 2013

Academy of Our Lady of Mercy: Lauralton Hall, Milford, CT, US, High School, High School

Aug 2005 - Jul 2009


TD Bank Competition, 3rd Place

A TD Bank branch designed for the future of banking in collaboration with TD personnel. The bank is inspired by the interlocking of three of TD Bank’s objectives; community, the environment, and banking. The design is site specific to maximize environmental capabilities and the components have the ability to adjust to other sites where TD may chose to open more branches. This design introduces TD Touch panels which are interactive with customers and allow a fast “in-and-out” banking experience. The touch panels are located in the entry lobby which interlocks with the branding tower. The small penetrations allow daylight in to create an artistic effect for the customers to experience. The bank also introduces a café, interior, and exterior lounge to incorporate the community into the design and the bank. The material selections are sustainable, of a modern and energetic palette. TD’s iconic green shield is complemented by the textures and colors of woods, textiles, stone, metal, and glass.a


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