Recent interior design graduate Eva Chan just landed her first job by drawing from her experiences at ECU. During her time at ECU, Chan studied various avenues of design including residential, hospitality, commercial, universal and sustainable. She also interned for LDL Studio, a hospitality design firm in Providence, R.I. As a student, Chan conducted research for the Center of Sustainable Tourism to encourage sustainability efforts in the Outer Banks. She examined various ways the Outer Banks could incorporate innovative designs to make facilities more environmentally friendly.
Now, Chan has returned to Rhode Island for her first job post graduation. She works in Warwick as a designer and project coordinator for the family-owned Dileonardo International, an interdisciplinary design firm, which originated in Providence, R.I. Chan said many her designs are heavily influenced by Chinese and American culture, with a fair amount of Turkish effect.
During her final semester at ECU, Chan studied abroad in Turkey after she was awarded an undergraduate research and creativity grant. She focused on architecture and environmental design at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. Chan visited many of Turkey’s main cities including Izmir, Istanbul and Ephesus. She refers to Turkey as one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. While studying abroad, Chan ventured to Hong Kong and Australia. Chan is originally from Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States in 2002.