Curbed Young Guns, now in its first year, aims to identify promising up-and-coming talent (35 and under) in the fields of architecture, interior design, and urban development. For the next few weeks, Curbed National will run individual stories on each Young Gun; here's a look at a member of the Class of 2013 based in NYC:
Tamara Eaton always thought she wanted to be an architect—even taking summer classes in CAD and model-building during high school—but it wasn't until attending NYU, where she studied art history and urban design and architecture (with a minor in econ, a "personal requirement" since her dad's an economics professor) that the Charlottesville, Va., native discovered her interest in interiors, as well. "There's a lot of overlap in terms of architecture and interiors and even art history," she says. "I really just started to love that in a way that I hadn't loved many other things." A post-grad internship at David Howell Design led to a position essentially running what was a lean interior design department, and after five years with the firm she broke out on her own.