Christelle joined our team in Kigali as a design intern in the summer of 2017. She’s worked on several projects including UGHE Office Expansion, African Leadership University Kigali Heights, our Kigali office renovations, and Butaro Oncology.
Born and raised in Bujumbura, Burundi, Christelle journeyed to Drexel University to receive her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2007. Thereafter, she graduated in 2018 with her Master of Fine Art in Interior Design, from the New York School of Interior Design, where her thesis focused on the redesign of the Gakinjiro furniture market as a makerspace in Kigali.
Her work experience consists of multiple internship opportunities that allowed her to work closely with other interior designers in regard to space planning and construction, FF&E specifications, sourcing and installation of furniture, lighting, and accessories. Christelle hopes to continue working in interior design as she is passionate about exploring the ways in which designers can utilize local craftsmanship and artistry to create adequate spaces that reflect the identity of the community it is serving.