Lucie  Gagne
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Carlyle Design Associates Ltd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada                      Partner / Senior Designer & Project Manager      1988 – 1997 Carlyle Design Associates is an award winning interior planning and design firm with extensive experience in design for institutional, public and office environments, has developed a reputation for thoughtful development of creative and functional design solutions that meet the complex needs of the client and all users; balancing human, environmental, and project requirements. Clients in both Canada and the United States have included a variety of facilities: hospitals, schools and universities, community health and social services centres, offices for corporations and government agencies, galleries, housing, and  facilities for the disabled and the aged. The firm offered services in space planning and interior design; furniture and special product design; specifications and standards; wayfinding, signage, graphic and exhibit design; design of donor recognition program and art development program; with special expertise in the creative design of environments requiring careful consideration of human factors and complex detailed solutions.    Projects included retrofit, renovations and new construction.  Design activities were  often conducted in collaboration with the efforts of other members of the design team, including client representatives and user groups, architects,  engineers,  and other professional consultants. Related Functions: Senior Designer and Project Manager with primary responsibilities for design direction and communication with clients and/or client representatives. Managed design activities, coordinated sub-consultants, tracked work in progress and project schedules, controlled efficient production of all documents, as well as provided on-site representation during construction phase through to end use Conducted ongoing research into new products and technologies, environmentally responsible design options, factors contributing to indoor environmental quality, evolution of work culture and environments and design for enhanced accessibility Key Responsibilities: Project Administration Cost Control & Scheduling Data Gathering & Interviews Feasibility Studies Functional Programming and Schematic Design Design Concepts and Design Development Technical, Environmentally Responsible and Barrier-Free Design Documentation and Specification Writing Implementation and Site Supervision Move-in Coordination Post-occupancy Inspections and Evaluations National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada                         Interior Designer / Project Manager   1986 – 1988 In-house designer with the New Building Office with primary responsibilities to represent the client / users; and to coordinate and manage the design work being completed on interior spaces, and to provide liaison between the Gallery and the architect Moshe Safdie and Associates, and the project's various interior design, industrial design, and signage consultants. Related Functions: Working in close collaboration with the Gallery curators, team designers, and the architect, personally selected wall treatments and colours for the exhibition spaces housing the gallery's permanent collections Provided design and support services related to the presentation of the gallery's special exhibitions Key Responsibilities: Provided liaison between the client, the architect and design consultants Assessed the Gallery's functional requirements through consultations with the various user groups;  and developed program documents based on the resulting needs assessments Participated in team meetings for the signage, design and fit-up of public, office and gallery spaces;  reviewed design concepts, materials, furnishing selections, drawings and specifications Coordinated related activities such as meetings, scheduling, status reports, and budget reviews Prepared inventory and tracked all furnishings and fixtures Monitored and coordinated the procurement process and installation of loose furniture and fixtures; interacting between NGC materiel management office, suppliers / manufacturers, shippers, movers and installers Supervised and co-ordinated installations of all signage Prepared post-opening evaluation Concept Designers, Hull, Québec, Canada                       Interior / Architectural Designer   1984 Related Functions: Interior and exterior architectural conception of small buildings (apartment buildings, condominiums, single family homes, etc.) Key Responsibilities: •   Prepared construction drawings in accordance with municipal by-laws and building codes •   Worked in conjunction with engineers and contractors •   Met with city officials for plan approval Solarctic Energy Conscious Housing Inc., Ottawa, Canada                                       Architectural Designer       1982 - 1983 Related Functions: Interior and exterior architectural conception of residential housing and small buildings, including solariums and renovation projects promoting energy conservation. Key Responsibilities: •   Provided technical drawings and construction detailing •   Provided renderings in pencil and ink •   Met with Clients, with City officials for plan approval and with contractors on site      to review  plans and details AWARDS & RECOGNITION: Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)  Gold Award – Furniture & Product Design, Folding Screen & Puppet Theatre – 1996 ARIDO Bronze Award – Carlington Community Health Centre, Ottawa, ON – 1996 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Upper N.Y. State/Canada East Chapter    Design Award - Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia – 1996 Certificate of Merit / Adaptive Re-use, Architectural Conservation Awards – Carlington Community Health Centre, Ottawa, ON – 1994 Canadian Interiors - Cover;  feature: “A Screen To Smile At”, Folding Screen & Puppet Theatre   Jan. 1997 Canadian Interiors;  Healthcare Design feature: Carlington Community Health Centre – 1996 The Ottawa Citizen Newspaper; On Site by Angela Mangiacasale: “Especially in health care, there’s no place like home”, Prize-winning screen  – 1996 Queen’s Gazette; Campus Scene: “The new Donald Gordon Center opens” – October 1996 The Canadian Nurse magazine; feature by Anne Landesman: “Restructuring Hospitals”  –  February 1996 Contract Design magazine; feature by Amy Milshtein: “Kids Just Want to Be Kids”, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters – October 1995 Interior Sources magazine; feature by Diane Wintroub Calmenson: “NCIDQ: Setting the Standards for Excellence in Design”October 1994 The Ottawa Citizen Newspaper; Cityscapes by Rhys Phillips: “True art of architecture on display”, Carlington Community Health Centre   November 1993