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2019 IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition

 

Mari Ansera, IIDAMari Ansera, IIDA
Senior Interior Design, Senior Associate
HGA

With over 12 years of experience, Mari Ansera has led interior design on projects for a variety of clients in corporate workplace, higher education, healthcare, high-tech manufacturing, and worship. By creating spaces that holistically address the needs of the individual, her designs are rich and thoughtfully composed to support the mission and strategic goals of each unique client.  

Thriving in the face of adversity herself as a woman of color from an underserved community, Ansera is most inspired by watching people overcome barriers. This passion has fueled both her design work and involvement with IIDA Northland Chapter’s Advocacy committee, where she has helped shape conversations surrounding equitable practice initiatives in the architecture and design community. She is currently the president-elect of the IIDA Northland Chapter and is leading the chapter in equity and inclusion objectives.  

 

Meaghan Kennedy, IIDAMeaghan Kennedy, IIDA
Senior Interior Designer 
Bergmeyer

Meaghan Kennedy is a senior interior designer at Bergmeyer, focusing on workplace projects. By attending to the details of how people work in the spaces she designs, she hopes to enhance experiences as the quality of the tactile interactions have a direct impact on how the spaces are seen.

Kennedy is active in the IIDA New England Chapter having previously served as vice president of the Providence City Center. Currently, she is the chapter's president-elect and has spent the last year engaging the chapter from a different perspective, focusing on best practices and empowering volunteers and city centers. Kennedy holds a bachelor's in interior design from the New England School of Art and Design and became NCIDQ certified in 2017. 

 

Annie Lee, IIDAAnnie Lee, IIDA
Principal, Interior Design
ENV

As the creative leader for ENV’s New York office, Annie Lee gives shape to the needs and ideas of their clients. Working through the process of discovering each individual taste, budget and project schedule, she achieves the desired results without sacrificing either client values or aspirations. Her previous experience as a fashion buyer for prominent trend setters like Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue informed her design sense and granted her an uncommon sensitivity to detail.

As an interior designer, Lee enables design solutions that show how each client can be related to their space and how they can work within it. She's designed many award-winning projects for various client including Tommy Hilfiger, Doctors without Borders, HarperColllins Publishing and Hello Fresh. As a LEED AP ID+C, she is very environmentally conscious and as a LEED AP, makes sustainability a priority. She is currently president-elect of the IIDA New York Chapter.

 

Angela Ryan, IIDAAngela Ryan, IIDA
Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design
Ware Malcomb

At the helm of Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio in San Diego, California, Angela Ryan oversees five locally-based teams as they reimagine commercial and corporate real estate designs, translating client culture, current needs, and future growth into deliberate, modern spaces. She joins a roster of Ware Malcomb leaders working with CREW San Diego, a network of influential real estate professionals, to elevate women in commercial real estate. 

As president-elect of the IIDA Southern California Chapter, Ryan is launching a mentoring initiative for seasoned and budding designers as well as an Emerging Leaders program to further the organization’s mission of advancing the careers of its 1,000+ members. Ryan is also a member of NAIOP San Diego and a founding member of the newly-formed San Diego Council for Arts and Architecture that aims to fuse arts and architecture into community-centric events bringing awareness to social issues.