Courtney Cline CV


I am an award winning, Registered Interior Designer (NCIDQ, IDIBC, IDC, BCIN). Over the past 17+ years in the design industry, I have built a diverse portfolio working in a variety of design disciplines. While my specialty lies in restaurant and hospitality design, I have been extensively involved in projects ranging from retail to residential, to corporate interior design and project management. I possess a strong knowledge of building codes and construction practices; obtaining my Building Code Identification Number (BCIN/ Bill 124) from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ontario in Small Buildings / House & General Legal in 2010. Working and living in two of Canada’s most beloved cities, Toronto and Vancouver, has given me the opportunity to expand my design knowledge, influences and expertise.

Education & Certifications

NCIDQ Certificate No. 3019, 2014 | Qualified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification.

Registered Interior Designer (RID) with the Interior Design Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) / Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

Building Code Identification Number (BCIN), 2010
Qualified by the Ontario Ministry of Affairs & Housing in General Legal/ Process, Small Building & House (2006)

Interior Design Honours Diploma (DID), 2006
Georgian College, ON
Professional Level, ARIDO Recognized Program

Key Technical Skills

• AutoCAD Whiz
• Revit Dabbler
• Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop | InDesign
• 3D Modeling | SketchUp 
• Proficient on both Mac & PC Platforms
• Advanced knowledge of Building Codes
• Practical Knowledge of the Built Environment & Construction Practices

Recognition & Referrals

Western Living Design 25 Finalist for Jungle Room, 2023

3Form Install Contest Runner-up for Jungle Room, 2023

Recipient of Interior Designers of Canada’s (IDC) VODA Award of Merit for Innovation in Hospitality Design for Kevin & Kevin, 2021.

“During her time with us, Courtney exhibited a high level of commitment and zeal for the work. She obtained her NCIDQ certification and also took on the responsibility to troubleshoot, manage, and develop our digital drawings as our “Cad Mama”. Courtney multi-tasks well. She develops excellent relationships quickly with both colleagues, building professionals, and clients alike. A self-starter, she works confidently on her own but also collaborates well with a team. […] It is my pleasure to recommend Courtney to you today. She will be sorely missed and will be a terrific asset to any firm…” Cynthia Penner, Principal, Box Interior Design


“During her career with my company, (Courtney) played an integral role within the creative team. She was involved in a variety of commercial interior design projects, primarily restaurant and hospitality design […]. She developed a strong working knowledge of design and construction standards by working on many projects through concept to completion. Her strength in building code knowledge was also an asset to the company. Courtney’s vibrant personality along with her ability to communicate with clients, contractors, engineers and specialized consultants, was a credit to every project she encountered. Courtney Cline is a resourceful, creative, and dedicated professional who aided in the overall success of many projects at Squarefoot Design Inc.” Steve Forler, President, Squarefoot Design Inc.


“As Courtney’s direct supervisor, I can attest to how well she illustrated her strong ability for project management and liaising with clients, consultants and vendors directly. She has excellent communications skills, is extremely organized, reliable and knowledgeable.” Heather Steeves, Manager of Architectural Services, Georgian College.

Work History

Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture (MGBA) Vancouver BC  |  10.18 – Present

Senior Interior Designer + Project Manager

Lead designer & project manager running a variety of commercial projects: restaurant, hospitality, retail, corporate office, and institutional. Overseeing a team of individuals, providing mentorship and training. Responsible for preparing proposals, fee letters, schedules, time tracking and budget. Executing successful projects from concept through completion, both soley and managing a team.  Recognized with Interior Designers of Canada’s (IDC) VODA Award of Merit in Hospitality Design for Kevin & Kevin, 2021.


Key Project List:
  • Jungle Room – Vancouver
  • Kev’s Epicerie – Vancouver
  • Mahony’s Tavern – Vancouver
  • Arc’teryx – Multiple Locations X Canada & US
  • Canadian Consulate – El Salvador
  • Consulate General of Ireland – Vancouver
  • Kevin & Kevin – Vancouver

Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture (MGBA) Toronto ON & Vancouver BC  |  03.16 – 08.17 

Senior Interior Designer + Toronto Studio Lead

As the Toronto Office Design Studio Lead, implemented the new ID studio set up: built reference library and managed all new ID related source connections. Responsible for ID Business Development; navigating/ analyzing a new market and building new client & consultant relationships. Led & executed projects in both Toronto and Vancouver, from concept to completion. Managed a team of designers & technologists, coordinated & collaborated with Architects & Consultants.


Key Project List:
  • RIDE Cycle Club – Toronto
  • ELXR Juice Bar Conceptual Brick & Mortar & Pop-Up – Toronto
  • Blowfish Bar Concept – Toronto
  • Luxury Private Residence – Mississauga
  • Holy Crab – Vancouver
  • Railtown Café – Multiple Locations, Vancouver 
BOX Interior Design Inc. Vancouver BC  |  03.13 – 09.15

Interior Designer

Responsible for full scope interior design services for a range of bespoke restaurant & hospitality projects. All stage design process from schematic design, design development, complete, highly-detailed construction drawings, to project administration. Oversaw construction, coodinated with contractors and consultants. Executed projects, both as Lead Designer and within a team. Implemented and managed office CAD standards.


Key Project List:
  • Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Bellevue WA
  • Rogers Arena Food & Beverage Services Spaces, Vancouver BC
  • Hyatt Regency Lobby Renovation, Vancouver BC
  • Boutique Hotel Conference Space Conceptual, Kelowna BC
  • Kamloops Meeting & Arbitration Centre, Kamloops BC

Squarefoot Design Inc. Toronto ON  |  09.08 – 07.12 | 09.15 – 03.16

Senior Interior Designer – Intermediate Interior Designer –  Junior Interior Designer

Fully implemented interior design services, from concept to completion. Prepared construction documents for a variety of commercial interior design projects, including restaurant, retail and hospitality clients. Prepared and delivered client presentations. Participated in on and off-site client meetings and responded to client needs.

Key Project List:
    • Famo Sandwich Creations – Toronto ON
    • Suup Health Bar – Toronto ON
    • 1 King West Hotel & Residences – Toronto ON
    • Duke Pubs – Toronto ON
    • Dominion Rug Showroom & Head Office – Toronto ON
    • The Roy Pub – Toronto ON
    • Coffee Culture – Locations Throughout ON
    • Smokes Poutinerie – Locations Throughout ON
    • Union Burger – Locations Throughout ON
Gustavson Wylie Architects Inc. (GWA) Vancouver BC | 10.12 – 05.13

Interior Designer

Visioning and concept development for commercial, hospitality and corporate interior design projects. Responsible for space planning and full construction documentation & coordination. Selection of interior finishes & FF&E, coordinating with sales reps and suppliers. Preparation and delivery of client presentations. Both conceptual and final presentation development including material boards and digital presentations.


Key Project List:
  • Lululemon Head Office, Vancouver BC

Architectural Services, Georgian College Barrie ON | 05.10 – 11.11

Designer | CAD Technician | Project Manager

Managed and updated drawings for all Georgian College campuses. Provided planning for renovation projects, relocation of space/employees, furniture & fixtures. Responsible for interior space planning, selection of FF&E and project management for new campus projects, including the 2011 Centre for Health & Wellness, a 172,000 sq ft new build. Responded to both client and consultant needs, attended committee meetings and developed design solutions to suit.


Key Project List:
  • Georgian College Centre For Health & Wellness, Barrie ON

Custom Home Design, Custom CADD Barrie ON |06.06 – 05.08

Draftsperson | Designer

Designed custom homes and executed complete permit packages using ArchiCAD, Softplan, & AutoCAD. Consulted with clients and tailored architectural packages to meet their needs. Provided design and drafting services for both new builds and renovation projects.


Key Project List:
  • Custom Home Permit Packages, sizes ranging from 1500 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft

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Courtney Cline RID, IDIBC, BCIN
Squamish British Columbia, Canada