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" Be humble.
Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.

– Dwayne Johnson

Heather Ling 
Director of Interior Design

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Interior Design
Minor in Communications

NCIDQ Certification #30753


14+ years 

prior focus in hospitality, commercial + high end residential

collaborated with 3-4 star hotel brands throughout 15 states, 4 countries

hotel prototypes

business development

interior's marketing + social media 

mentoring teammates, designers

contract, proposal writing

ffe + finishes budget creation, budget oversight

project scheduling

collaboration with brands, owner groups, design + site teams

concept + design development

space programming + planning

ffe selections, finish + ffe specification writing

custom furniture design + art curation

construction documentation + administration

photoshop, indesign



Key Project Experience

Hospitality – New Build

  • AC Hotel by Marriott - Ridgeland, MS 

  • AC Hotel/Residence Inn Dual Brand - Oakland, CA

  • AC Hotel by Marriott- Minneapolis, MN

  • AC Hotel by Marriott- Bellevue, WA 

  • AC Hotel by Marriott- Waco, TX

  • Hilton Garden Inn- Madison/University of Wisconsin, WI

  • Hyatt House/Hyatt Place Dual Brand- Tempe/Arizona State University, AZ

  • Hyatt Place- Downtown Phoenix, AZ

  • Marriott Residence Inn Convention Center- Seattle, WA

  • Fairmont, Baku Flame Towers- Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Hilton- Zibo, China


Hospitality – Renovations

  • AC Hotel by Marriott- Beverly Hills, CA

  • Disney Resort Renovation- Hilton Head, SC

  • Limelight Hotel- Aspen, CO

  • Marriott Residence Inn- Cambridge, MA

  • Marriott Hotel Fitness Center- Detroit, MI

Senior Living - Renovation

  • Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community - West Columbia, SC

  • Southminster - Charlotte, NC


Commercial & Residential – New Build

  • Aviator’s Club, B Concourse- Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

  • Dunkin Donuts, A Concourse- Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

  • Office & Residence Towers – Baku Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • South Carolina Ear, Nose + Throat - Columbia, SC

  • Ascend Studios at Cardinal Crossing - Columbia, SC


Commercial – Renovation

  • Elway’s Downtown- Denver, CO

  • Elway’s Steakhouse- Cherry Creek, CO

  • Wateree Community Actions Center- Columbia, SC

  • Lady Street Office Renovation - Columbia, SC

Government & Education - Renovation, New Build

  • Fairfield County Courthouse Addition - Winnsboro, SC

  • Allen University Studio Addition - Columbia, SC

  • SC State Surplus Admin Bldg - Columbia, SC

Fun Fact

I learned Italian and Japanese through-out
High School and College. Italian is my favorite to speak,

but I love the artistic feel of the Japanese characters.

Word of Advice

You should always have at least one design idea that’s

"thinking outside the box", for every project.

Don't be afraid to push yourself, but always have

an understanding of how you can build that idea.

A Hidden Talent

I can make an amazing quesadilla.

Favorite Design Material

The Bendheim Bronzed Mirror.
The glass is always a stunner once installed,

no matter the application.

Her Design Tip

Never underestimate contrast, textures and simplicity. 

What's Her Favorite Vacation

Traveling around Thailand for 10 days in a bus.

My husband and I have great memories from learning

about this beautiful country and made incredible

friends, which we are still in contact with today.

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