We are proud to share that six of our interior designers—Aileen Hernandez, Carmen I Ruiz Cruz, Isabella Falche, Katerina Honsberger, Lauren Forester, and Rebeca Peña Reinoza—have been recognized in Interior Design Magazine.
Every year, Interior Design Magazine recognizes designers who are going above and beyond in the profession. Its 30 Under 30 program especially recognizes emerging designers making indelible contributions early in their career
Here's more about each of our six honorees:
Aileen Hernandez remembers as a student catching up on the latest Interior Design Magazine issue, so to be part of the 30 Under 30 class is an immeasurable honor for her. As a healthcare interior designer in our Chicago office, she has worked on a multitude of projects such as Oklahoma Children’s Behavioral Health Center and Children’s Health of Orange County Southwest Tower. She enjoys witnessing the positive impact designers can bring to people’s day-to-day environment and communities.
Carmen I Ruiz Cruz is involved in essentially every stage of project delivery—from the development of design, creating official documentation and ultimately working through the construction administration phase. She loves being able to bring a vision to life through design and bring joy to those who will inhabit those interior spaces afterward. Her recent work includes efforts with Colliers, Crowe Innovation Center and our own New York City office.
Isabella Falche is part of Chicago's healthcare interiors team, where she works with a team of designers to develop client presentations, design concepts, and drawings to make projects come into fruition. This year she’s been able to help develop designs for a women’s services center and a cancer center. She finds it an honor to create spaces that heal.
Katerina Honsberger enjoys engaging with clients from beginning to end to help them create their own unique design solutions and then watching them develop through visualization graphics and technical drawings. She loves when her work helps enhance people's moods or behavior through design. This past year, she assisted on diverse commercial projects including work with LinkedIn, M&T Bank, Stepan and more.
Lauren Foerster is a healthcare interior designer in our Chicago office. She’s worked on projects such as Mt. Sinai, Kravis Children’s Hospital, Northwestern, and Wellpan. She became an interior designer because she loves problem solving and interpreting client wants- plus, she loves furniture.
Rebeca Peña Reinoza loves relationship-building with clients and helping them navigate projects, concepts and ideas. She collaborates with clients to develop and refine design concepts, and then set the prioritized solutions to bring them to life. Over the past year, she’s worked on projects with OneStream software and Johnson and Johnson.
To have six of our designers recognized for their creativity and innovation by Interior Design is an incredible honor. Our firm prides itself on ingenuity, client partnerships and delivering solutions that deeply impact people and business—you see touchstones of each of these values in their work.David Polzin, AIA Executive Director of Design