Seeing our thoughts and sketches turn into a tangible, physical space is a pretty amazing feeling. It is one of the primary reasons why we began ALine Studio. We’re fervent believers that great design should be easily attainable, not intimidating. We strive to make the whole process enjoyable; our depth of experience, down-to-earth sensibilities, and easy-going personalities make that possible. We also believe in working efficiently to deliver what you want, when you want it.
Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to see many of our ideas come to life. We have learned a lot about what it takes to make an environment successful for the client and for the people who live in, work in, or otherwise interact with it. We constantly challenge ourselves to think about how we can do things differently—and better. We love what we do and we want you, as our client, to love it too.
With an impressive roster of high-profile projects under her belt, Amanda brings her dedication to creating unique, innovative concepts to ALine Studio. Amanda has been in the design industry for 16 years. She received a Fine Arts Associates and went on to acquire her Bachelors in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University. Amanda is a nationally certified Interior Designer receiving her NCIDQ Certificate. She has worked for several prestigious firms including SFA Design in California as well as MGM Resorts International Design Group in Las Vegas as a Senior Interior Designer and Project Manager. In accordance with ALine’s dedication to green design, Amanda further validated her commitment to the good practice of environmentally responsible design by earning her LEED AP accreditation.
Lisa has over 12 years of experience working in the interior design industry. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Interior Design from Syracuse University and began her career in Los Angeles at a high-end architectural and residential interior design firm. Lisa worked as a Project Manager for four years before progressing to an Associate Designer position at SFA Design. During her tenure at SFA, Lisa met and worked alongside Amanda Thompson, ALine’s CEO and Principal. In 2014, she returned to her home base in New York to take on a Project Manager role at a residential design firm based in Brooklyn where she remained until she joined ALine Studio in 2018. Lisa’s portfolio consists of numerous published projects including a Florida family compound featured in in Architectural Digest Magazine and a Hollywood home featured in Luxe Magazine.
Julia graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Architecture degree, after studying in London and Italy. With nearly 20 years experience, she has worked for such firms as SLCE, STV, and David Kleinberg in New York City prior to starting Julia Metcalf Architecture and Interior Design in 2011. Julia is a licensed architect in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. She works on projects as small as one room and as large as complete renovations of 20,000 square foot offices as well as large single family and multi-family residences. Julia believes that the role of an architect is to marry the client’s needs and aesthetics. Currently, Julia is the Chair of the Litchfield Historic District Commission, where she has volunteered for five years.
VICTORIA FENNESSY, Allied ASIDInterior Designer
Victoria Fennessy is a Queens based artist and designer. She is driven by deleting the barriers between the design and art worlds. Through each design she strives to create environments that are not only sculptural in nature, but fully functional in day to day activities.
Victoria graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Environmental and Interior Design. Victoria is a multi-talented artist working in mediums such as illustration, textiles, ceramics, painting, video art, and photography. She has had her work shown at Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse,NY) and Secret Project Robot (Brooklyn, NY). She can often times be found exploring the art galleries and museums in NYC finding inspiration for her designs. In her spare time she enjoys exploring NYC, attending musical events, sewing, and creating illustrations portraying her interpretation of being a female in the 21st century.
Jessica graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Her 8 years of professional experience has included work in interior design, architecture, and construction. This has not only developed Jessica as a designer, but also as a drafter and a project manager. She launched her career in New York at a firm that specializes in architecture, interior design, and branding. Jessica also worked as an architectural assistant and project manager for 4 years, where she developed her knowledge of building code and construction management.
Jessica’s design philosophy emphasizes a designer’s role as versatile, well-rounded, and to fit oneself into any given concept. Her passion lies in hospitality and commercial design, encompassing a vast array of projects that include restaurants, bars, and salons, along with residential and senior living. In her spare time Jessica enjoys traveling to explore different types of art and design.
KENT OTTWELLProject Accountant
Kent holds degrees in Photography, Graphic Design and Interior Design. He has worked in various aspects of the Interior Design field for the last 11 years. His position before joining ALine Studio, was office manager at a high-end residential firm.
LINDSEY BEDNARVP of Marketing
Lindsey is an experienced executive assistant and marketing coordinator. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in Business. Lindsey’s diverse background includes law, tax, online marketing, and business operations. Her professional passions include website design, SEO, and e-commerce.
LAURA WORMALD Marketing Executive Assistant
Laura has over 20 years of broad-reaching experience in marketing, office administration, technology support/training, client services, and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Laura taught elementary school for eight years before joining ALine Studio’s Marketing Team. Her professional passions are writing, research, and web-based instructional design.
ALine Studio gives back.
ALine Studio is all about making a difference – whether it is through interior design or through philanthropic efforts. We are dedicated to being the best that we can be and that means giving back to those in need.
We are strongly committed to the communities that we live and work in. We support a select few charities in the New York City area including those that prevent animal cruelty, assist worldwide disaster & epidemic victims, treat cancer, and support children in poverty.
WELL AP WELL Accredited Professional
The WELL Accredited Professional credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities around the world. The WELL Building Standard is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. By integrating more wellness into the built environment, we encourage healthy lifestyles.
ASID American Society of Interior Designers
ASID is the oldest, largest and only multi-disciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession. They offer various levels of designation based upon level of education and career accomplishment. It is the design industry’s only association representing all sectors of design, engaging professionals in educational and leadership opportunities spanning every design specialty and career stage.
N.C.A.R.B. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
NCARB, in collaboration with individual licensing boards, facilitates the licensure and credentialing of architects to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public consistently throughout the United States and its territories. They maintain detailed, verifiable records of education and training. NCARB develops and administers credentialing programs, and facilitates licensing reciprocity between jurisdictions both nationally and worldwide.
LEED AP Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, a LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. Green building is the practice of designing, constructing and operating buildings to maximize occupant health and productivity, use fewer resources, reduce waste and negative environmental impacts, and decrease life cycle costs. Our LEED Accredited Professionals can assist you by advising on materials and ways to reduce environmental impact and incorporate sustainable building design.
A.I.A. American Institute of Architects
AIA designated professionals and Allied Members are Architects and related industry professionals who are dedicated to the highest level of ethical standards, professional practices, and sustainability. AIA members use contract documents that are the model for the design and construction industry professionals.
NEWH Network of Executive Women in Hospitality
NEWH brings together professionals from all facets of the hospitality industry by providing opportunities for education, professional development and networking. NEWH is dedicated to providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities.
NCIDQ National Council for Interior Design Qualification
Certified interior designers have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core interior design competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their knowledge of current codes established to protect public health, safety and welfare, as well as mastery of aesthetic considerations. They have earned the industry’s highest standard of proficiency in interior design principles by successfully passing the NCIDQ Examination.