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2016 College of Fellows Inductees


Gina Berndt, FIIDA, LEED AP,
Managing Director, Perkins+Will 

For more than 30 years, Gina Berndt has been a leader in the Interior Design industry. From her role as a Managing Principal of The Environments Group to her current influence as Managing Director of the Perkins+Will Chicago office, her insight and instincts have cultivated exceptional interdisciplinary design teams that have been recognized with numerous awards and loyal repeat clients. Under Berndt’s leadership, Perkins+Will has been recognized by Interior Design magazine’s as the 2016 Most Admired Firm, on Architectural Record’s 2015 list of Top Architectural Firms, and as AIA Chicago’s 2016 Firm of the Year. Berndt also was named a Chicago Business Journal Woman of Influence in 2015 and was recognized as a Leadership Honoree in 2011 by the IIDA Illinois Chapter.


Scott Hierlinger, FIIDA, LEED AP ID+C 

Design Director | Co-Principal


As the Design Director and Co-Principal of NELSON’s Minneapolis office, Scott Hierlinger is an expert in corporate design with 21 years of experience. Scott’s strong interior design background has allows him to provide creative and integrated project services to high-profile regional and national interior design projects. He is responsible for all aspects of the design process including programming, space planning, design development, construction documentation, and project management. Within NELSON, Scott co-chairs the NELSON Design Consortium and is the Minneapolis lead of the NELSON Legal Practice Team. Hierlinger, who currently serves as President of the IIDA International Board of Directors, remains active within the Association, working on numerous initiatives on both a local and national level.


Nancy Keatinge, FIIDA

Partner, Felderman Keatinge + Associates

As a Partner of Los Angeles-based Felderman Keatinge + Associates (FKA), Nancy Keatinge, counts among her clients many of the best-known names in the entertainment industry, including Legendary Entertainment, Creative Artists Agency, 19 Entertainment, Core Media Group, The Walt Disney Company, MTV Networks, Universal Music Group, and BMG Music Publishing, among others. With a career spanning three decades and a catalog of design honors, Keatinge’s work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art. Most recently, Contract magazine named her, along with her partner Stanley Felderman, an Interiors 2016 Design Legend. FKA has been featured in numerous industry publications as well as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and People magazine. The firm also was awarded Best Office of the Year 2011 by Contract magazine.


Primo Orpilla, FIIDA

President | Co-Founder, Studio O+A

Primo Orpilla, along with Verda Alexander, is the President and Co-founder of Studio O+A, a San Francisco-based firm responsible for designing groundbreaking offices for clients ranging from AOL to Facebook, Levi Strauss to MTV, among many others. As a leader in the field of workplace environments, Studio O+A’s process emphasizes “democratic design” and translates a client’s individual narrative into design terms. Primo’s work has been recognized by more than 25 design competitions and has been featured in numerous industry publications. In 2015, Orpilla, along with Alexander, was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame. He is an active member of IIDA, the International Facilities Managers Association, and the California Council for Interior Design Certification.