Aloha and thank you for visiting! In the not-so-distant future I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Chaminade University in Honolulu.
Over the past three years at Chaminade I have come to realize my passion for design and sustainability. Recently I have been inspired by the Living Building Challenge question: How do we design and build spaces which are good for both people and the environment? Moving forward in my career, I hope to create spaces which emphasize and encourage a positive relationship between humans, our amazing abilities to be innovative, and our environment.
As a budding professional I have completed internships with WCIT Architecture and Graham Builders, collaborated with Interior Design Department Director Joan D. Riggs on campus design projects, and founded IDpro, the on-campus interior design student organization. While at WCIT Architecture, I worked on a wide variety of project types including office design, restaurant and hospitality design; although my main focus was to help re-conceptualize Turtle Bay Resort’s casual and fine-dining restaurants. I was also given the opportunity to work on a public interest design project for a group called Conservation International. As the project lead I submitted a design concept that met their budget and sustainability needs. Now moving into the permitting and construction stage, I will be conducting site visits overseeing completion of the design.
IDpro, Interior Design Professional Resource Organization, was conceived by myself, classmate Raynette Quel, and Joan D. Riggs when we observed a disconnect between the Chaminade design department and Honolulu’s professional design community. Now in our second year, I am pleased to serve as president in my senior year at Chaminade.
I hope you enjoy my site and please feel free to email with any questions or comments!
I’ve just about done it! T-26 days until my senior portfolio exhibit at the Arts @ Marks. Myself and 4 other seniors will be showing off our wares for the evening accompanied by professionals, friends, family a DJ and amazing food!