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286 Beauvoir Road, Suite 300

Biloxi, Mississippi 39631

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DEBORAH HOLSTEIN

Education

  • Portfolio Center and Art Institute of Atlanta, Associate of Art in Interior Design, 1977-1979

  • University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1972-1976  

Certification

  • NCIDQ Certificate No. 16273 (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)

  • Louisiana Registered Interior Designer License No. 1388

  • Mississippi Certified Interior Designer Certificate No. 3

Career

  • Co-Managing Member/Director of Design, LifeCare Properties, L.L.C., Biloxi, Mississippi,   An upscale senior housing development company.

  • Owner/Designer, Design Associates, LLC, Biloxi, Mississippi, Responsible for the development, research and specification of interior projects with special emphasis on hospitality, institutional, health care and corporate design. 

  • Founding Member, Secretary & President, Rue Vieux Enterprises, LLC, Biloxi, Mississippi,   A real estate investment group charged to initiate the restoration and revitalization Biloxi’s historical downtown district by means of creative economy retail.     

  • Partner/Designer, Holstein & Molyneaux Design Associates, LLC, Biloxi, Mississippi, Responsible for the development, research and specification of interior projects with special emphasis on hospitality design.

  • Senior Project Designer, P W Square, Biloxi, Mississippi, Responsible for the development, coordination and specification of interior projects.

  • Senior Project Designer, I S D, Inc., Houston, Texas, Responsible for the coordination, research and specification of interior projects, including numerous hotel facilities throughout the country.

  • Junior Designer, I S D, Inc., Houston, Texas,  Responsibilities included cost estimating, conceptual design and specification of a variety of projects including several law firms and banking facilities.

  • Design Assistant, John Portman & Associates, Atlanta, Georgia,  Responsibilities included research, drafting and preliminary color selections for several international hotels.

Professional Organizations

  • 2011-Present Interior Design Advisory Board Member, Mississippi Board of Architecture

  • 2011-Present Rue Vieux Enterprises, LLC, Founding Member, Secretary & Construction Manager

  • 2009-Present Gallery 782, Board President

  • 2000-Present - MCIDL (Mississippi Coalition for Interior Design Legislation) , Treasurer

  • 1990-2012 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), Professional Member

  • 2007-2010 ASID National Committee Member, Legislative and Codes Advisory Council

  • 2005-2006 South Central Chapter of ASID, President

  • 2004-2005 South Central Chapter of ASID, President-Elect

  • 2003-2004 South Central Chapter of ASID, Director of Finance

  • 2001-2003 Louisiana District Chapter of ASID, Director of Correspondence

  • 2000-2002 Louisiana District Chapter of ASID, Professional Development Chair

  • 1999-2001 Louisiana District Chapter of ASID, Representative to the Board

  • 2000-2001 MCIDL , Steering Committee

  • 1994-2000 AIA (American Institute of Architects), Mississippi Chapter - Gulf Coast Section, Associate Member

  • 1996-1997 Gulf Coast Hotel-Motel Association, Board of Directors

  • 1993-1995 MS Gulf Coast Restaurant and Beverage Association, Board of Directors

Design Awards

  • 2010 Bronze Professional Design Award, South Central Chapter of ASID for Large Residential Design (over 3,500 SF), Cain Residence, Biloxi, MS 

  • 2008 Bronze Professional Design Award, South Central Chapter of ASID for Institutional Design,  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Gulfport, MS 

  • 2007 Bronze Professional Design Award,  South Central Chapter of ASID for Hospitality Design, Diamondhead Country Club, Diamondhead, MS  

  • 2004 Bronze Professional Design Award, South Central Chapter of ASID for Institutional Design, Gulf Coast Outpatient Surgical Center, Biloxi, MS  

  • 2003 Gold Professional Design Award, South Central Chapter of ASID for Institutional Design, University College of Tulane – Biloxi Campus, Biloxi, MS    

  • 2003 Gold Professional Design Award, South Central  Chapter of ASID for Hospitality Design, Boomtown Design – Ice Cream Parlor, Biloxi, MS  

  • 2002 Silver Professional Design Award, Louisiana District Chapter of ASID for  Single Family Dwelling(under 3,500 SF), Vacation Residence, Destin, FL

  • 2002 Bronze Professional Design Award, Louisiana District Chapter of ASID for Corporate Design, Stirling Properties, Biloxi, MS 

  • 1999 Silver Professional Design Award, Louisiana District Chapter of ASID for - Historical Preservation Project 1998 Tullis-Toledano Manor, Biloxi, Mississippi

  • 1997 Modernization Award, Bass Hotels & Resorts – Holiday Inn Beachfront, Gulfport, MS

Special Awards

  • 2018 Mississippi Heritage Trust – Heritage Award for Restoration, White Pillars Restaurant, Biloxi, MS

  • 2016 National Register of Historic Places, White Pillars Restaurant, Biloxi, MS

  • 2016 Mississippi Register of Historic Places, White Pillars Restaurant, Biloxi, MS

Honors

  • 2013 City of Biloxi – Certificate of Appreciation, Gallery 782 Co-Art

  • 2011 City of Biloxi - Arts & History Volunteer of the Year, Gallery 782 Co-Art

  • 2010 City of Biloxi - Certificate of Appreciation, Gallery 782 Co-Art

  • 2010 South Central Chapter of ASID - Chapter Medalist Award

  • 2008 City of Biloxi - Certificate of Appreciation, Bond Grant House Restoration-Biloxi Main Street Project

  • 2002-2008 South Central Chapter of ASID - Presidential Citation

  • 2003 George E. Ohr Arts & Cultural Center - “Ohriginator” Honoree

  • 2000-2001 Louisiana District Chapter of ASID - Professional Member of the Year

  • 1998 Harrison County’s Economic Excellence Awards Small Business Nominee

  • 1998 City of Biloxi - Heritage Preservation Award

  • 1995 City of Biloxi – Volunteer of the Year Award

Community Service

  • 2008 to present - Gallery 782 Co-Art, Board President

  • 2006-2008 The Bond Grant House – Biloxi Main Street Project – Historical Research Team

  • 1999-2002 Beauvoir The Jefferson Davis Home - Historical Research Team

  • 1999 Danzler House Tricentennial Headquarters - Project Design Team Member

  • 1997-1998 George E. Ohr Arts & Cultural Center - Co-Chair Mad Potter’s Ball & Festival Weekend

  • 1998 George E. Ohr Arts & Cultural Center - Chairman, “Bring George Home” Acquisition Fund Program

  • 1994-2004 Ms. Gulf Coast Legislative Reception Committee Member – Event Coordinator

  • 1997 Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse - MS  Festival of Trees Committee

  • 1996 Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Non Violence – New Facilities Designer