As a project interior designer, Renée practices her passion for designing the built environment. She carefully listens to clients’ ideas, anticipates their needs, and guides them during the design process while also helping to bring their ideas to life through renderings and construction documents using the latest building information modeling software.
Born and raised in Lewiston, Renée studied fine art at the University of Maine at Orono, where she developed a keen eye for aesthetics before receiving her master’s degree in interior architecture from the Boston Architectural College. There, she focused on universal design strategies, concentrating on improving the interior environment for all users by designing to meet the needs of those disenfranchised by typical interior architecture. She continues to share that passion by teaching a thesis research course to graduate students.
She spent several years in the Boston area, designing interiors for homes that ranged in styles from traditional to transitional to minimal, as well as working on institutions including the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Marine Biological Laboratory, Hamilton College, Southern New Hampshire University, and several k-12 schools including the Carroll School, Nashoba Brooks School, and Concord Academy.
Renée volunteers as a member of the board of directors with the Maine Interior Design Association (MIDA) and as a member of the Maine Music Society Chorale.