Copper Leaf’s new intern: Darcy McDougle

From local reports

Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio announces their most recent intern, Darcy McDougle, of West Virginia University, has successfully completed her summer internship program. Originally from Vienna, West Virginia, Darcy begins her senior year at WVU, and will graduate in the spring with a major in Interior Design and a minor in Sustainability. Her work at Copper Leaf this summer has complemented her coursework with hands on training in the day to day operations of an interior design and project management firm, and given her firsthand experience in the professional arena.

While at WVU, Darcy has been a member of the Pride of West Virginia, the Mountaineer Marching Band, and also studied abroad on the Gold Coast of Australia at Bond University. She is a member of WVU’s student chapter of the U.S Green Building Council as well as the secretary of WVU’s student chapter of ASID. Her career plans are to become LEED certified and eventually head to a large metropolitan area, where she says she “hopes to be able to integrate my interest in sustainability into my work so that I can help to make a difference, no matter how small.”

Copper Leaf has a long history of supporting internship programs like the one Darcy is in. For the past several years, they have guided students from Ohio University, University of Charleston, Ohio State University, Fairmont State, High Point University , University of Cincinnati as well as West Virginia University. Company owner Pamela Holschuh, is a graduate of Ohio University and has taught in their interior design program at their main campus in Athens. She says of her company’s experience with internship programs, “It is always rewarding for me to be able to continue teaching, even if it is in our studio, and to hope that the students’ experience on our project sites can push them further ahead in their studies to look at their work and design in a different way, not just how it will look but how the work can be accomplished.”

Copper Leaf is an award winning interior design and project management firm serving residential and commercial clients. Their extensive showroom is located at 415 Gilman Avenue in Marietta, Ohio. Additional information as well as a full portfolio can be can be found at www.copperleafinteriors.-com.