Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Santa Ana, CA, US




Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA, US, Instructor

Adjunct faculty and Student Advisor for CIDA accredited private college.
Courses taught: Design Theory, AutoCAD 1, Commercial Design 1, Lighting Specifications, and Senior Portfolio Show.
Develop, implement and maintain technology standards for campus and students.

Jan 2007 - current

SAA interiors + architecture, Irvine, CA, US, Intermediate Designer

Resource coordinator responsible for office wide maintenance and expansion of key relationships with vendors and partners.
Interior designer with an emphasis on interior space planning, pricing documents, lighting, furniture, finishes and other equipment specifications for use in interior tenant improvement projects.
Consistently plan, design, and prepare project finish and presentation boards via CAD, Photoshop and other computer graphics programs.
Assemble and complete presentation boards for client use.
Prepare and present interior design development presentations to clients.

Feb 2011 - Oct 2012

Ware Malcomb, Irvine, CA, US, Designer/Coordinator

Project manager support/coordination and limited construction management of Bacchus Development account and several mid to large scale corporate tenant improvement projects.
Responsible for the coordination of project requirements, gathering, analyzing and organizing information for construction documentation and interface with city/governmental agencies.
Designed and prepared initial design development and space planning packages, as well as construction documents for corporate office interiors projects.
Facilitated quality document control on the team while overseeing client deliverables.

Mar 2007 - Apr 2008

HOK, Culver City, CA, US, Architectural Technician

On-site architectural team member for high profile design/build hospital project for University of California, Irvine.
Investigated, coordinated/prepared design and construction revisions in association with client and
consultants via requests for information (RFI’s), bulletins, addendum, and change order packages.

Jun 2006 - Mar 2007


Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

B.A., Interior Design
Winner: International Interior Design Association (IIDA) FIDER Scholarship competition, 2005.
Winner: National American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Yale R. Burge Portfolio Competition, 2005.

Jan 2003 - Dec 2006



Yale R. Burge, 1st Place

National competition given to outstanding student for (12) anonymously submitted pieces of work showing the depth and understanding of interior design principles and practice.


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