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Lauren Gifford

lauren.e.gifford@gmail.com

www.laurenegifford.com

267.614.3884

Boston MA

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Lauren Gifford

lauren.e.gifford@gmail.com

www.laurenegifford.com

267.614.3884

Boston MA

Lauren Gifford

Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture at the New England School of Art & Design, Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Studio Fine Art from Union College, with a minor in psychology.

Her undergraduate studies play a profound role in her approach to the design and curation of interiors, with a strong emphasizes on the way the built environment influences the human experience within.

EDUCATION

New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA
Master of Art Interior Architecture – May 2016
Grade point average 3.9/4.0

Union College, Schenectady, NY
Bachelor of Art – June 2013
Art History, Studio Fine Art, & Psychology
Grade point average 3.6/4.0

EXPERIENCE

Junior Designer, September 2014 – Present
Maven Design, Wellesley, MA

  • Responsible for assisting Principal designer in all phases of the projects from programming and schematic to design development and documentation.
    Collaborated and developed design concepts.
  • Created floor plans, custom millwork and furniture drawings, design presentations, and client proposals, budgets & invoices.
    Sourced and specified product and finishes, including furniture, art, accessories, lighting, hardware, fixtures, paint.
  • Managed construction administration working closely with sub-contractors to oversee implementation of project goals.
  • Maintained strong client relationships.

Design Assistant, December 2011 & Summer 2012
Newtown Design Group, Newtown, PA

  • Developed and established social media presence for boutique residential firm, shadowed designers in client meetings & design development, communicated with fabric companies, furniture suppliers, and general contractors.

Awards & Affiliations

People’s Choice Winner
DESIGN New England Showdown

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), member since 2014
Co-Chair Awards Gala planning committee 2017 New England Chapter

Skills

Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, ShaderLight, Adobe Creative Suite

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