NewSchool of Architecture and Design

Masters of Architecture with a minor in Art



Virginia Tech

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



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


    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



    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



    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



    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



    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




  • 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



    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



    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 



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:



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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