BOSTON – Dyer Brown architecture and interior design firm today announced the award of five architects and interior designers who have made exceptional contributions to innovation and project delivery.
The Boston and Atlanta-based firm noted that its partnerships are critical to its recent success and growth. Kara Hanson, IIDA, associate; Laurel Christensen, AIA, WELL APto lead to a sustainable design; Brittany Morgan, AIA, project manager; Rachel Georgie, NCIDQ, interior designer; as well as Emily Washek, Assoc. IIDA, for the role of assistant interior designer.
Announced by Dyer Brown President, Brent Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, promotions impose extended responsibilities on these successful professionals. The promotions “empower Dyer Brown to meet client goals and deliver superior design for building owners, businesses and institutions,” the firm said in a statement.
At the same time, Dyer Brown congratulated two of the five high-profile professionals on their recent breakthroughs: Kara Hanson took over as President of the IIDA New England chapter in New England for one year. starting from July 1, 2021. In addition, Laurel Christensen has received the professional WELL accreditation designated as WELL AP, a testament to her knowledge and experience in the design of healthy buildings and indoor spaces.
“As a design-focused organization, we at Dyer Brown are committed to developing and advancing the careers of our team members in ways that strengthen our ability to serve customer needs and strengthen those relationships,” says President Zeigler. “These five individuals regularly demonstrate the qualities that owners, developers, institutions and corporate clients depend on Dyer Brown: a commitment to developing innovative solutions that create inspiring and highly functional spaces, as well as a passion for vision and engagement. these are the hallmarks of effective design processes. “
Zeigler added Congratulations for Kara Hanson in the New England IIDA leadership and Laurel Christensen’s achievements with her new WELL accreditation. “These accomplishments confirm why our clients have entrusted these design leaders and Dyer Brown with large-scale project management and increased accountability over time,” adds Ziegler. Details of the five team members are provided below.
- Kara Hanson, IIDA, Brought over fifteen years of professional experience as a junior and senior project manager. Through Asset Design + Support, she specializes in collaboration, collaboration and project delivery for owners, developers and clients of Dyer Brown’s tenant firm. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Hanson oversees projects from vision to construction, thriving in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. Her parallel commitment to promoting others in the interior design profession has made her an invaluable asset not only to Dyer Brown, but also to IIDA New England, leading her to her current role as president of this division.
- Laurel Christensen, AIA, WELL AP, brings his passion for end-user well-being and environmental responsibility to his new role as project manager and sustainable design leader in an organization. In addition to working closely with property owners and business leaders on relocation projects and job design, she also helps advise clients and project teams on the development and achievement of sustainability and materials health goals. Christensen is chair of the mindfulMATERIALS Outreach Working Group and the Boston Subcommittee on Carbon Reuse. After earning her MA in Architecture from the University of Kentucky, her industry experience includes working as a designer and representative for an industrial product manufacturer. Christensen is a frequent speaker on health and sustainability materials for a professional audience.
- Brittany Morgan, AIA, takes on a new role as Project Manager at Dyer Brown’s Asset Design + Support Services, with an MA in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology and over eight years of professional design and project implementation experience. She is currently working on projects for a workplace, a set of specifications and a set of marketing packages, working closely with tenants, owners and developers. Morgan’s experience before joining Dyer Brown includes mixed-use residential buildings, historic buildings and commercial interiors.
- Rachel Georgie, NCIDQ, In her new role as an interior designer in a corporate services studio, she has extensive experience with various types of projects, from contributing to innovative workplace designs to assisting with complex toilet renovations. Bringing a passion for creative design solutions to every project, Georgy demonstrates remarkable responsiveness to clients’ problems and needs. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Georgie is currently working on higher education and corporate office projects.
- Emily Washek, Assoc. IIDA, In her new role as Assistant Interior Designer, she has brought first-hand experience in corporate, higher education and hospitality. Working with the Dyer Brown team primarily through the firm’s corporate services studio, she contributes to creating inspiring spaces for a wide variety of client types. Serving regional and national accounts, Vashek makes time to remain an active member of the IIDA’s New England Student Affairs Committee. As the new 2018 IIDA Leader, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Endicott College.
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