Tell us about your role at LS3P.

I’m an interior designer who has been with the firm since 2017. I work in all sectors, but  my primary focus is corporate office, industrial, federal, and K-12 school projects.

What’s inspiring you right now?

What’s inspiring me right now is learning to not accept normal standards of society. It’s learning how to lean into compassion instead of division. Learning how to lean into listening and understanding, and not prejudice and discrimination. And finally leaning into patience, and not being quick to anger in the face of adversity.

What are the greatest challenges we’re facing in the industry? 

One of the biggest challenges we are facing in the industry is the lack of minority diversity within architecture and interior design. However, I’m happy to see the steady progress of minority talent coming into schools and into the work force.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your role?

Advice I would give to someone just starting out is be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will be your growth. Learning to navigate in design isn’t easy, but with real-world application of your skills you will learn how to be a pro.

What is your favorite hometown restaurant, and what should I order if I go there?

My favorite hometown restaurant is Monsoon Noodle House in Spartanburg, NC, and you should order their Pho Vietnamese Noodle Soup and Shanghai Spring Rolls.

What previous job outside of architecture taught you the most?

My career in the promotional printing industry taught me that no matter what your personal background, religion, or skill set you can come together as a team to produce beautiful work. Everyone has creativity to share with the world.

What is your superpower?

I think my superpower is reading a room and adapting to any situation.

What is your all-time favorite song?  

My all-time favorite song is Yellow by Cold Play.

What place have you visited that changed you the most?

The place that I visited that changed me the most would have to be Barbados, because I was able to connect with the other half of my family and learn more about their culture.

About Jasmaine

Jasmaine Jarvis joined the firm’s Charleston office as an interior designer in 2017. Jarvis, who graduated from the Art Institute of Charleston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, also holds an Associate of Science degree from Spartanburg Community College. Jarvis works across diverse practice areas including healthcare, hospitality, workplace design, and education. Specializing in Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) packages, she enjoys studying the environment and the people around her to create new designs to promote collaboration and togetherness. Beyond her professional commitments, Jasmaine participates in various community events such as Trident United Day of Caring and Our Earth Day Outreach.  Previously, she served in the Marine Corps.