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Portfolio by Achiv'a Sandiford

My name is Achiv'a Sandifod and I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina This May, I will be graduating from Wake Technical Community College with a degree in Interior Design. My friends would describe me as charismatic, optimistic, fun-loving, and personable. I am the 2018-2019 President of the Interior Design Club, and as such, am also confident in my leading abilities. I listen to people and do my best to make students and peers feel comfortable by supporting them personally and academically. I consider myself a social introvert, as I find enjoyment in spending time with my friends, family and our dog, Marlie, but also with spending quiet time doing a devotional for spiritual guidance. At a young age, I was saddened by the reality of homelessness, which sparked my desire for a change. I was too young to understand what tools I needed to develop in order to be that change, but I wanted to give back to others in need. As I grew older I needed more fulfillment from the 9-5 rut that I was stuck in. After talking to those around me, I was encouraged to go back to school for interior design. It was a leap of faith, and I value the experience and knowledge the program has given to me - as I am now able to create homes and facilities that have the potential to house those with nowhere to go. Within my first year, I was determined to obtain an internship. I needed the critical real life experience to confirm my career change. So, during the summer of 2018, I assisted a firm's interior design department with handling the FF&E selections for the build and renovation of several assisted living and rehabilitation center. I believed in what I wanted, and put in the hard work and commitment to get results. After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in commercial design with light residential. The internship I have had provided me with real-world experience in Healthcare design, however I am also interested in Multi-family, Hospitality and Transportation.

919-902-8452 LinkedIn: Achiv'a Sandiford Education Wake Technical Community College

Inspiration comes from everywhere - even a foyer. The client desired a vibrant, open, functional, 200 sq/ft kitchen, balanced with a traditional and modern design. With a large family the utilization of vertical space provides additional storage. A luxury highlight of this design was the extended marble backsplash spanning the countertop surface to the ceiling, to fill in the open spaces and create a focal point in the room. The island countertop proved additional bar seating for entertainment and family gathering. There is contrast between the classic oak flooring and sleek modern finishes. Fixtures and hardware were selected with a black-bronze tone, paired with a colleton of stainless steel applicants, to emphasize the modern aesthetic.

DES - 230 2018 - Chief Architect Instructor: Andrea Bachi


Overall View of Kitchen



Vertical Storage with Island View

Cabinet with Marble Backsplash View

The homes original 900 sq/ft layout was not functioning for everyday needs and desperately needed updating. The primary intent for the renovation was to turn the master bathroom into a modern oasis - perfect for relaxation. Mixed materials, a cool and calming color palette, and clean lines were utilized as main design elements. Scandinavian and modern elements are incorporated in the interiors to create luxurious, modern aesthetic that enhances smaller, organic details within the space. Large, statement tiling is used on the walls to allow the space to open, and a detailed, quartz countertop contrasts as a bold statement against solid colored room elements. The oversized lighting fixture over the tub creates a localized sense of drama and luxury. The selected hardware and fixtures rely on a matte, black finish and sleek, straight lines, to define a heavy modern aesthetic, while the statement light in the shower, above the tub and above the vanity balance that hard edges, to create a elegant space for relaxation and spaces.

DES - 230 2018 - Chief Architect Instructor: Andrea Bachi

Bathroom Accessories Inspiration Floorpan

View of Water Closet

View of Walk-in shower and tub area

Three-Bedroom Floorpan

DES - 230 2018 - Chief Architect Instructor: Andrea Bachi

The client wanted a complete tear-down and rebuild, to replace the 18,000 sq/ft section of an assistant living facility located in Henderson, N.C. The program listed the relocation of the administrative staff to the remaining existing building, with an addition of 10 private and 10 semi private resident rooms and a therapy gym to benefit current residents, as well as outpatient clients. As a long term care facility, mindfulness of the health and safety of patients, along with the movement and interactions of staff and visitors, determined the primary considerations on upholstery surfaces, color palette and other design elements. A soothing blue color is used on the walls to create an airy, lighthearted environment for all users within the space. Dark finishes on the furniture are used to ground the physical elements, while warm tones spread throughout the lobby, resident rooms, and entertainment spaces, provide a comforting, honey feeling. Light flooring extending into common areas from all residents rooms, are sectioned by playful, carpet tile in transition spaces. Specifically selected furniture materials bring a tactile practicality to the room, with easy to clean, textured vinyl. The primary focus and design goal was to create a space where users feel welcomed upon entry, relaxed throughout their stay and fulfill after leaving, with an as-if-at-home feeling for all inpatient residents.

View of Entrance Lobby DES - 240 2018 - Chief Architect Instructor: Tara Baarthelmess

View of Living Room

Bathroom Elevation

View of Private Room Seating Area

View of Private Room

ARC - 225 2018 - Revit Instructor: Phillip Jefferson

Dimensioned Floorpan

South View of Building

Interior Views North View Elevation

ARC - 225 2018 - Revit Instructor: Phillip Jefferson

Bedroom-Kitchen View

View of Colorfill Floorpan

Southview Elevation

View of Interior Kitchen

View of Upper Terrace

Entrance View

DES - 240 2018 - Chief Architect Instructor: Tara Barthelmess

The desert southwest has inspired generations of architects, fashion designers and graphic artists to complement its wild spirit. As you create your repeating surface pattern, remember to showcase the spirit of the desert through sleek, colorful and chic motifs. This week they partnered with Modern Phoenix and Spoonflower maker Sarah Marsom of the Tiny Activist Project to help discover the next generation of modern designers.

DES - 225 2019 - Canva Instructor: Andrea Bachi

Vison Board

Vison Board



Schematic Plan

Schematic Plan


919-902-8452 | | LinkedIN - Achiv'a Sandiford


Highly motivated, versatile, and creative individual looking to attain an entry level interior design position at a multi-disciplinary design firm. Looking to gain professional experience in commercial design, with a concentration in Hospitality, Healthcare, and Multi-family. In search of a collaborative environment where I can assist, learn and grow in areas such as space planning, design development, FF&E, material presentation, and construction documents.


Field measure

walk through for  bid process 

Met with contractors to lead and assist with scope

large renovation projects

Sourced furniture, fixtures, and equipment for a

securing signature on all unit lease documents .

applications by securing monetary deposits and

Assist property visitors with completing

apartment visits

assist with daily request such as work orders, and

Engage with property visitors and residents to

Crosstimbers Apartments | Aug 2016 - Current

Meet with clients

Complete quarterly training for skill development

Principle LTC | May 2018 - Aug 2018

Created digital and physical boards for visual

Filing/organization of office

Adobe Photoshop CC

SketchUp Pro 2018

Autodesk AutoCad 2016

Chief Architect X10

Autodesk Revit 2016/2018

Independent Worker

Customer Service

Time Management




Material Selection

Space Planning


communication of new spaces with clients Conducted research for new design techniques

EDUCATION Wake Technical Community College | Raleigh NC Expected Graduation May 2019 Interior Design Club President Organize events and field trips, run meetings, and social media manager  

Wake Technical Community College | Raleigh NC Graduation 2011

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