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2018 IIDA / HD Product Design Awards Jury


Chris EvansChris Evans 
Senior Associate
Rottet Studio

Chris Evans cut his teeth from an early age in his family’s furniture shop, initiating his study of the design world by shaping objects with his hands. The manual process link between working with his hands and his brain has informed his design throughout his young career, exemplified by his unparalleled expertise in space planning, architectural finishes and detailing, and furniture specifications. Chris's talents also include the development of design details for custom furniture and millwork pieces, ranging from traditional carved wood and tooled leather details to very contemporary stone and glass details. This design approach, born of function and imbued with beauty, has resulted in buildable and memorable projects for his clients. An approach combining his background with extensive historic research has allowed him to create buildings, spaces and furniture that invoke authentic emotional responses from clients and guests.

Michelle ReichertMichelle Reichert 
Director of Strategic Sourcing – FF&E 
MGM Resorts International

Michelle Reichert began her career in purchasing in 2004 with MGM Mirage Design Group, while working on her degree in interior design. During her career, Reichert has developed strong interdisciplinary and supplier relationships and streamlined procedures, resulting in faster return on investment. As director of strategic sourcing – FF&E for MGM Resorts International, she has been responsible for the sourcing, procurement, and installation management of all furniture, fixtures, and equipment renovations of guestrooms and suites as well as multiple public areas. Venues include gaming and VIP areas, restaurants, bars, lounges, nightclubs, and retail. Hotel tower renovations have included some of the largest hotels in the world including the Bellagio, Aria, Mandalay Bay, Delano, MGM, Mirage, Gold Strike in Mississippi, and MGM Detroit, among others. Currently, Reichert’s team is working on model rooms for the upcoming Monte Carlo rebranding.

Patricia Rotondo, IIDA 
Senior Principal / Director of Interior Design
Antunovich Associates

As a designer for over two decades, Patricia Rotondo has joined Antunovich as a senior principal and director of design for interiors. Patricia leads the firm’s interior design practice, bringing unique creativity and concept-based design approach to deliver forward thinking designs and guiding client and team collaborations with the firm’s longstanding architectural excellence. She has been responsible for developing design concepts and space analyses for significant projects, creating thoughtfully designed destinations, including hotels and resorts, multi-family communities, government buildings, mixed-use, residential, senior living communities, and higher education clients throughout the country and the globe.