IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
David Ganong, IIDA
David is an Interior Designer with Gensler in Boston.
Describe your design style in 3 words
Sophisticated, user-centric and eclectic
My design icon
Charles and Ray Eames. Their collective works are simply amazing.
Who would you most like to collaborate with on a project?
The many talented designers and architects I work with at Gensler. There is such a breadth of knowledge.
Fill in the blank, no space is complete without ______.
lighting design. Light or dark, contrast is the key to creating interest. Lighting can make or break a project.
What project are you most proud of?
It’s impossible to name just one. I am proud of having the opportunity to work on projects that positively alter the way people live and work.
What are your must read design blogs?
Why Interior Design?
I found that all too often spaces were designed/built with no attention to detail, aesthetics, or the ultimate effect the space would have on its users. I believe design has the power to change lives. The power to help us reach our full potential. I started in design to help bring about change, to improve they way we work, live and view the world.
How would you define your personal style?
Eclectic and modern
How did you convince your parents you wanted to be an Interior Designer?
They were never consulted. I was always into learning how things were built and always wanted to create solutions that would make life easier. That interest in design and my concern for others eventually led me to Interior Design.
3 things I can’t live without
My daughter, my wife and Starbucks
The power of design defines a large part of my belief system. I believe that design has the power to change lives. It has the power to help people rise above and do remarkable things. Design inspires, design can be the driving force, the goal, or the agent of change in many ways. The power of design is limitless. IIDA gives this vision a voice.