“u:board Sample”; r:u, 2010
In December of 2009, I graduated from The George Washington University with a Graduate degree in Interior Design. During my schooling I learned that it takes a lot of hard work to become an Interior Designer. Just having phenomenal taste and being really, really good at tearing out magazine spreads doesn’t cut it anymore. Now you have to be able to sketch, compose sections, build models, create 3-D renderings, and even pass your NCIDQ exam if you want to be taken seriously.
When I heard about the DC-based design team of residents:understood, I just knew that I had to get them on WLDC. Not only can the firm do all of the above, but they also do it in a really unconventional way. I caught up with the three principles of residents:understood, Kiera Kushlan, James Wall, and Jessica Centella, and got all of the insider tips for how to create the perfect “personality-driven design” while living in D.C.
We Love DC: What is residents:understood?