Hi there, my name is Bryana and I am a current Graduate student in the Interior Architecture and Design Master's Program at Drexel University. Prior to Drexel, I studied at West Virginia University, Class of 2017, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, and a minor in Business Administration.
I am originally from Middletown, Maryland, a small town outside of Frederick. Growing up there offered me a unique perspective on architecture and interior design because of the two-hundred year old homes throughout the area. I have been lucky enough to be enriched in such a phenomenal community that led me to pursue my passion for interior design.
During my time at West Virginia University, I acquired my LEED Green Associate certification and was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, the Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity, National Dance Education Organization, and Student Dance Association. I was also given the opportunity to travel abroad for my Fall 2014 semester. There I studied Interior Architecture at University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts.
Since graduation, I have worked for dealerships as a designer in systems furniture in the Washington-Baltimore area. This industry allowed me to gain experience in the commercial, healthcare, government, and educational verticals, and design for clients across the country. A few clients I had the opportunity to lead design for were Under Armour, Kaiser Permanente, Frederick Memorial Hospital, HCR ManorCare, and JLG Industries.
Due to COVID-19, my career shifted into the residential industry and I worked as a Showroom Consultant in kitchen and bath with sales over 400k for 2021. Since then, I have relocated and am currently working for an architect out of Washington, D.C. while freelancing for a Steelcase dealership.
In the next few years, I plan on working towards obtaining the NCIDQ designation, the LEED AP ID+C and WELL AP certifications.