olivia mcdonald

Meet Olivia McDonald, our newest Interior Designer! Olivia is from Longview, Texas and just graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Boomer! In Olivia’s free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching Grey’s Anatomy and The Office. Olivia also enjoys running and spends most weekends checking out new running trails around Dallas.

While Olivia was in college, she had the opportunity to study abroad with the Architecture program in Rome, Italy. During this time, she was able to have a better understanding about architecture and the connection between exterior and interior. While abroad, Olivia was able to explore across Italy including Milan, Florence, and Capri as well as other countries including Greece and Budapest. The architecture in Europe is truly unique and like nothing else!

Olivia McDonald
As a recent graduate, Olivia is excited to take what she has learned from school and apply that to her work as well as learn even more from the Architects and Designers to become a well-rounded Interior Designer.

During Olivia’s time at Glenn|Partners, Olivia has been working alongside fellow designer Carleigh Henderson completing design and documentation tasks for Northwest ISD’s new Middle School 7 as well as working on finish boards for Dallas ISD’s Hawthorne Elementary School and Fort Worth ISD’s Amon Carter-Riverside High School. Welcome Olivia! Boomer indeed!!!

To learn even more about Olivia, check out the following fun facts!

Favorite Food

Pizza + Queso – not together though

Favorite Movie

The Great Gatsby

Favorite Music

Big Wild

Most Exotic Place Visited

Budapest, Hungary

Happy Place

Hanging out with Friends + Relaxing

Favorite Hobby

Baking

Favorite Architect

Zaha Hadid

Favorite Building

Duomo di Milano

What Inspires You

Being in a working environment where I am constantly learning about Design

Fun Fact

Matthew McConaughey went to my high school and is from Longview as well. Go Lobos! Alright, alright, alright.

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

Honestly, it took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. When I first started applying to colleges, I applied with a different major for each school, I really had no idea, until I took the AIMS test. Once I got my results back from the test, I scored highest in Design Preference and began to think about studying and working towards having a career in Interior Design. Once I toured OU’s campus, I knew that was the right path for me and enjoyed learning all the different aspects of Interior Design and how much it truly effects people and the world we live in.

Favorite Quote or Saying

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon