My first architectural history class flew by in a blink. The lights dimmed, the projectors turned on, and before I knew it, class was over. In that instant I knew I had to be involved in the world of the built environment in some way. It wasn’t until my senior year of college when my professor opened my eyes to the professional world of Interior Design. Everything shifted.
At its core, our work is about respecting the weight that design has on shaping people’s experience and lives. Architecture and Interior Design practice exists to support people’s desire to shape their environment to make it work better for them. The design solution for a project needs to address the problem statement. It needs to work while being aesthetically pleasing. Getting to the root of what the look and feel of an interior space is for each unique project is often the greatest and most rewarding adventure.
I take ownership and pride in crafting a strong design vision that my team can believe in, while giving them freedom to discover possible solutions. There is a sense of accomplishment when a building is finally turned over to a client, and it starts being used for its intended purpose. We must acknowledge that design evolves over time. Interiors need to be supportive of a project’s goals and still aspirational at the same time. It’s the unintended uses of the spaces we design that are the most exciting to discover.