Stephanie Castillo

Stephanie Castillo, portrait, black and white

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Portrait photo by Ren Morrison


What led you to pursue Interior Design?
I developed a strong interest in the built environment and visual arts from a young age. Throughout high school, I participated in the visual arts program and took various art, art history, and design courses, which furthered my passion. During my senior year, I took a civil engineering course where I learned about the foundations of engineering and civil architecture, as well as how to use design programs such as Revit and AutoCAD. While I enjoyed the class, I realized that what interested me most was the design thinking and development phases. This realization prompted me to apply to design schools to pursue a career in interior design.

What are your hopes for the future of design?
I hope to see a future for design with greater early exposure to architecture and interior design careers, promoting equity and diversity within the industry. Additionally, I believe it is crucial to maintain strong relationships with industry partners such as manufacturers, installers, and builders. What I love most about our industry is the opportunity to form close kinships with our collaborators.


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Slide 1: Commercial office project: cap trust - top image: reception area rendering, bottom image: breakroom rendering

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Slide 2: Hospitality group project: Bei Tempi Restaurant & Bar - Top Image: Bar Area Rendering, Bottom Image: Dining Area Rendering

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Slide 3: Retail/Residential project : Woven Roots - Top Image: Exterior of Residential Entrance Rendering, Bottom Image: Exterior of Retail Entrance Rendering