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EDspaces Innovation Awards Jurors



christina gonano

Christina Gonano, IIDA, RID
Professor, The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

For the past 10 years Christina Gonano has been a professor of interior design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she teaches a variety of courses including design studios and the history of interior design. Christina has spent two quarters at the SCAD Lacoste, France campus teaching collaborative studio courses. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked as an interior designer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a registered interior designer and member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). She is the Immediate Past President of the IIDA Georgia Chapter. Gonano holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in Interior Architecture from Chatham University.

Amanda Hunsucker

Amanda Hunsucker, IIDA, KYCID, NCIDQ
Director of Interior Design
Kovert Hawkins Architects

Amanda Hunsucker has served as Director of Interior Design at Kovert Hawkins Architects in Jeffersonville, Indiana, for 12 years. Her experience ranges from K-12 educational facilities, corporate, retail, and tenant finish projects in Indiana and Kentucky. Her role in these projects range from space planning, interior material selections, preparation of construction documents, specification writing, furniture selections, project management, and construction administration. Amanda graduated from the interior design program at Indiana State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in 2-dimensional art and art history.

Carrie Malatesta

Carrie Malatesta, IIDA, LEED AP
Director of Interior Design
SHP Leading Design

Carrie Malatesta, IIDA, LEED AP, is an Associate and Director of Interior Design with SHP Leading Design in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has worked with a variety of education clients, delivering more than $150 million in projects. Her passion is working with clients in an integrated design process to deliver outstanding educational solutions that support the delivery of education not only today but in the future. Carrie has been awarded the Outstanding Projects and Silver Citation from American School & University, presented at NeoCon and Buckeye Association of School Administrators, is currently serving as the Past President of the IIDA Ohio Kentucky Chapter, and is Trustee and Co-president of the Rossville Historic District. She has a bachelor's degree in interior design from the University of Cincinnati.