Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
Pacific Gate San Diego
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Education: 

 

NewSchool of Architecture and Design

Masters of Architecture with a minor in Art

2007

 

Virginia Tech

Bachelors of Science in Interior Design with an emphasis in Hospitality Management

2003

 

Work Experience:

 

C Designs Interiors: Owner / Principal / Senior Design Consultant

Direct to Client & Consulting Services (remote - freelance - contract)

Based in San Diego CA & remote services provided globally

10/17-Current

    Hospitality Projects:

  • Sunnyvale Hotel; Guestrooms & Spa

Consulting for Nicole Hollis, San Francisco

  • Avow Napa Restaurant

           Consulting for Brayton Hughes Design Studios , San Francisco

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler; Gold Renovation & Expansion Model Room  

           Consulting for HBA, San Francisco 

    Residential Projects:

  • Allied Gardens Residence, San Diego CA 

           C Designs Interiors

  • North Park Residence, San Diego CA 

           C Designs Interiors

  • Irvine Co. Apartment Development / Newport Beach, CA. USA

           Consulting for Drake Design Collaborative, San Francisco 

  • Point Loma Residence, San Diego CA 

           Consulting for Scheiber Design Group, San Francisco

  • Rancho Santa Fe Residence, CA 

           Consulting for Scheiber Design Group, San Francisco

 

Brayton Hughes Design Studios, Senior Designer / Project Manager

Supervisor: Janea Nakagawa / San Francisco CA 94104 / Phone: +1.415.291.8100

​04/16-10/17

 

    Hospitality Projects:    

  • Canopy (by Hilton) / Baltimore, Maryland. USA

Project Manager: New Construction Interior Architecture - Public Spaces & Guestrooms

  • Yellowstone Club Bighorn Bar & Lounge / Big Sky, Montana USA

Project Manager: FF&E and Millwork renovation

  • Yellowstone Club Lakeside Lobby / Big Sky, Montana USA

Project Manager: FF&E and Millwork renovation

    Senior Living:

  • San Francisco Towers, San Francisco CA

Project Manager: Renovation of the Memory Care​ & Assisted Living Floors

 

    Commercial Projects:

  • Irvine Company 600 Block Offices / Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

Interior Architectural Design, Construction Documents & Permit Sets for 3 Office Lobby Spaces

 

HBA (Hirsch Bedner Associates): Senior Designer / Project Manager

Supervisor: Meghann Day / San Francisco, CA 94105 / Phone: +1.415.362.8900

08/14-04/16

 

    Hospitality Projects:

  • E-Suites / San Rafael, CA

           Project Manager: Interior Design, Construction Documents & FF&E Specifications -Guest Suites &                      Public Spaces: Lobby,  Lounge, Pool, Bar, Restaurant, Meeting Rooms, Ballroom & Pre-                                         function/Terrace 

  • Edgewood Resort / Lake Tahoe, Nevada

           Designer : Interior Design & Construction Documents -Spa & Salon

  • Fairmont Banff Springs / Alberta, Canada

           Project Manager : Interior Design, Construction Documents & FF&E Specifications -Gold Lounge &                   Suites

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise / Lake Louise, Canada

           Project Manager : Interior Design, Construction Documents & FF&E Specifications -Gold Lounge &                   Suites

 

    Residential Projects:

  • Pacific Gate / San Diego, CA. USA

           High-end Condo Tower / Interior Design, Construction Documents & FF&E Specifications

 

BAR Architects: Project Manager / Designer

Contact: Liza Bass / San Francisco CA 94111 / Phone: +1.415.293.5700

02/13-08/14:

 

    Residential Projects:

  • Pacific Heights Residence / San Francisco, CA

Interior Design, Custom Built-in Design, Custom Fireplace Design and Detailing, Space Planning & FF&E Specifications

 

    Commercial Projects:

  • PHI / UCLA Film Archive & Preservation Center / Santa Clarita, CA

Interior Design and FF&E Specifications

  • BAR Architects Office / San Francisco, CA

Interior Architectural Design & Construction Documents, Interior Construction detailing, Interior Design & FF&E  Specifications

 

C Designs Interiors: Owner / Independent Contractor / Consultant

05/12-02/13

 

    Hospitality Projects:

  • bdwest Design Competition (Finalist) / Spa-Tacular 

The Memorable Guest Bathroom / “A modern take on the traditional Turkish Bath” 

 

    Retail / Commercial:

  • Sephora / contracting with McCall Design Group 

  • Victoria’s Secrete / contracting with McCall Design Group 

 

Forrest Perkins: Interior Architectural Designer

Supervisor: Clifford Tuttle / San Francisco, CA 94102 / Phone: 415.923.5887

04/11-04/12:

 

    Hospitality:

  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square / San Francisco, CA

IA Design & CD’s, CA & Project coordination with partner Architectural Firm (MBH Architects), Contractors & consultants.

  • Ritz-Carlton / San Francisco & Marina Del Rey, CA 

Lobby Interior Renovation, CD's & FF&E

  • Marriott Marquis / San Francisco, CA

Guestrooms, Suites and Concierge Lounge renovation

  • The Palmer House Hilton / Chicago, IL

Guestrooms renovation

  • Fairmont San Francisco / San Francisco, CA

Grand Ballroom renovation

 

Klang & Associates: Designer

Supervisor: Lisa Klang / Carlsbad, CA 92010 / Phone: 760.438.1144

04/09-04/11:

 

    High-end Residential / Hospitality Projects:

  • Dragon Springs / Beijing China

Architectural design, Interior Design & Construction Documents for 5 model Estates and a Clubhouse. Unique project coordination between Chinese and American building and overall project standards.

  • Campanas Clubhouse / San Antonio, Texas

 Interior Design and Design Documents for this 10,000 square-foot clubhouse with game room, library and ball room.

 

    Hospitality / Senior Living / Historical Preservation Projects:

  • Hotel Sandford / San Diego, CA

  Interior Design Project Manager: FF&E Specifications, IA drawing set, Custom Built-in design.

 

Architectural Concepts: Designer  

Supervisor: Margit Whitlock / Point Loma, San Diego CA 92106 / Phone: 619.206.8328

12/06-09/08

 

    Hospitality Projects

  • Club Regina / Cancun & Los Cabos MX

ARDY Gold Award (2008) for Refurbishment –Architecture & Interior Design

Interior Design, Custom Furniture Design, Presentation Boards, Site Verifications, & FF&E Specifications. 

  • Island Empress / Pensacola, FL

Architectural Design & Interior Design of 216 unit Luxury Fractional High Rise

Wine Grotto / Lobby / Indoor Spa / Rooftop Deck / Model Luxury Unit

  • Golden Door / Escondido, CA

Architectural Design, Interior Design & Construction Documents of typical suite, dining room, spa and lounge areas for this exclusive Destination Spa Resort.

 

    Commercial Projects:

  • General Dynamics (Military/Government) / San Diego, CA

Space Planning, Interior Design & FF&E Specifications

  • It’s All About the Girl / San Diego, CA

Tenant Improvement / Interior Renovation of this unique Retail Space.

Interior Architectural Design, CD’s, Lighting Design, Custom FF&E Design & Specifications, Instillation Coordination.

  • Sharp Electronics / Santee, CA

Tenant Improvement / Interior Renovation

 

Thoryk Architecture: CAD Drafter / Designer

Point Loma, San Diego, CA 92106 

6/06-12/06

 

American Institute of Architects: Work Study 

San Diego, CA 92101

4/05- 4/06

 

Ethan Allen: Interior Designer 

La Mesa, CA

8/03- 10/04

 

Design Interiors: Summer Internship 

Blacksburg, VA

5/02- 8/02

 

 

Relevant Skills:

 

AutoCAD:  

2019: Light & AutoCAD Architecture / Proficient / 15+yrs experience

 

Construction Documents & Detailing: 

Full Package preparation / high-end Interior Architectural & Millwork Detailing 

 

Construction Administration: 

RFI’s, Submittals, Consultant Coordination, Frame & Punch Walks & Bulletin Coordination

 

Digital Modeling and Rendering:

Sketch-up + Enscape

 

Site Verification's / Surveys

 

Building Code Research

 

FF&E / Custom Furniture Design: 

Budgets, Selection, Design, Specification Writing, Purchasing & Instillation Supervision, Shop Drawings, Prototype Analysis

 

Microsoft Office Suite: 

Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel & Word

 

Adobe Suite: 

Photoshop, In-Design & Illustrator

 

Client Presentations: 

Concept Presentations, Budget Proposals, Digital Presentation Boards, Go-To presentations, PPT presentations. 

 

Project Management: 

Project team coordination, Collaborative Meetings, Coordination with Clients, Contractors, and Vendors, Project Scheduling, Budgets and follow-through.

 

International Project experience: 

Canada, Mexico, China & Indonesia

 

Graphic Design: 

Marketing Brochures & Presentation Boards

 

Personal Skills: 

Sharp organizational skills, highly detail thrives under pressure and tight deadlines, excels at multitasking and simultaneous multi-project coordination, focused, driven, good communication skills & strong leadership ability. 

© 2020 by Christine Ley

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