Sorina Constantin

Sorina Constantin





I was lucky enough to grow up around my family’s fashion business, and I soon realized that creating clothes wasn’t enough; creativity took over and I started a new beginning. I chose to follow Interior Architecture school in Bucharest - University of Architecture and Urbanism "Ion Mincu". I lusted over the field of interior design and loved the idea of breathing new life into a room. I realized this was my passion and continued my professional development through two of the best internships I could find. While pursuing my education, I created a small company called Designora Studio. 


For me, interior architecture is more than just moving materials and furniture from the provider to client's space. I am passionate about creating special experiences through given space, but I also enjoy finding answers and solutions to every challenge, whether architectural or not.

I see myself as a ‘conceptual interior architect’ because I am very good at making useful connections between researched ideas, being able to develop stunning and eclectic designs. I believe my qualities as a researcher, designer and editor could be a positive addition to many companies.


I am familiar with deadlines and always motivated to get to the bottom of things.
Within a team, I enjoy brainstormings and I also have a great respect for each individual, learning from each other and achieve the best result possible. Thanks to my experience in the retail sector I learned to deal with clients and customers. All in all, I would describe myself as: organized, motivated, optimistic and vigorous.



Designora Studio, Bucharest, Interior Architect

Like freelance architect I may undertake jobs like planning sites, producing interior plans and designs, engaging in landscape architecture, technical drawings and consulting. Other responsibilities include the assessment of potential sites as part of feasibility studies and the assembling of a construction team on behalf of a client. One of the functions of the freelance architect is to work with a client in order to assist such a client in building projects. Usually, I will draw up some sketches depicting the various attributes of the building, use visual reality technology to give the client a more realistic view of the proposed design and then, make it possible to build through detailing the desired design.

My role:

- Finding clients by advertising, sending out sales letters, sending job proposals etc;
- Sharing decorating ideas with clients and confer with them to move forward in the designing process;
- Understanding client requirement, taste, preferences to build a solid interior designing plan;
- Presenting ideas to the client including layouts, furniture, lighting, campaign graphics, and signage/branding;
- Providing an estimation of material, designing and other costs;
- Preparing 2D sketches and using CAD to prepare detailed scale technical drawings and 3D models;
- Considering the requirements of construction, installation, and fit-out with an awareness of the properties of materials and finishes;
- Design of construction drawings such us Floor & Wall layouts/elevations;
- Coordinating and arrange for other workers and technicians;
- Supplier management;
- Attendance at several supplier meetings;
- Site managing;
- Collecting payment from clients after work has been completed.

Aug 2016 - current

Prographic, Bucharest, RO, Junior interior architect

Prographic architecture studio (founded by Stefan Bianco) integrates all types of design services (concept studies, documentation for all design phases: "CU", DTAC, PT, DDE "as well as coordination with specialties: resistance structures, installations) and interior design (floor plans and advertising) to give you a unitary response to your requirements.

Main projects I worked on:

- Ambasador Hotel, Bucharest, Romania;
- Unirii House, Constanta, Romania - private client;
- Flat Lake Floreasca, Bucharest, Romania - private client;
- Medlife Cluj, Cluj, Romania;
- Carrefour Unirii, Bucharest, Romania;
- Carrefour Orhideea, Bucharest, Romania;
- Trif House, Brasov, Romania;

My role:

-Design and project
- Preparing 2D sketches and using CAD to prepare detailed scale technical drawings.
- Supporting senior architects through layouts, furniture, lighting, campaign graphics, and signage.
- Considering the requirements of construction, installation, and fit-out with an awareness of the properties of materials and finishes.
-Design of construction drawings such us Floor & Wall layouts/elevations
-Supplier management
-Attendance to the project meetings with head of departments to coordinate activities
- Residential working drawing designer
- Commercial working drawing designer

Aug 2015 - Mar 2018

Coop Himmelb(l)au, Vienna, AT, intern

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU was founded by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna, Austria, in 1968, and is active in architecture, urban planning, design, and art. In 1988, a second studio was opened in Los Angeles, USA. Further project offices are located in Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU employs currently between 50 and 150 team members from nineteen nations.
Two Universities have conferred him the Doctorate Honoris Causa: The Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2001) and the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania (2014). In 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Diploma of the Architectural Association of London.

Main projects I worked on:

- Convention Center of Baku, Azerbaijan;
- MOCAPE - The Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition, Shenzhen, China;
- ORF - Competition Extention of the Media Center, Vienna, Austria;
- International Competition Development and Formulation of the nearby Recreation Area in Bolzano, Italy

My role:

- Support and assist lead architects in all phases of projects;
- Assist in the coordination of plans and designs;
- Interior details like doors, tiling, measurements, ceiling plans, floor plans, materials and wall details;
- Fire concept study on floor plans and ceiling plans;
- Research and writing papers for various projects;
- Making architectural models using different materials and machines like the milling machine, laser cut, etc;
- Landscape research and development.

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014


"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Masters, Interior architecture

About graduation project:

This project aims to capitalize on a protected space which will allow full immersion into the fantastic world presented in Mircea Eliade’s novella, “With the Gypsy Girls”. The inspiration for this concept stems from similarities which were observed between a property located in the heart of Bucharest, in “Cartierul Armenesc” (The Armenian District), in the vicinity of the author’s residence. The approach chosen for the interior design was eclectic, unusual, meant to further the psychological effect on the visitor. In practical terms, space will be accessible on the basis of a fee, offering a relaxing environment but also a cultural experience. The project also includes a rentable space for small cultural events. The main purpose of this space is, as such, to enrich the inner worlds of visitors, and to arouse interest for one of the most talented authors produced by Romanian culture.

Oct 2012 - Jul 2017