November 13th: Studio O+A

Join us on November 13th to hear from Studio O+A.

Studio O+A design's experiences.  They make their name by rethinking the impact workspace has on work, but today their reach extends beyond the physical environment.

Studio O+A's central idea is that every client has a story and that a work environment is a great vehicle for telling it. When they do our initial programming on a project, they get all the basics—the headcounts, the distances, the adjacencies and so on—but they also want to know how this company got rolling, who the people are, what they like to do.

Studio O+A thinks of this process as bespoke design—and they apply it to every service they offer: commercial interiors, branding, environmental graphics, tenant improvements, design consulting.

Studio O+A's website


October 30th: Kimball's Mary Thibodeaux-Redd

Join us this Friday at 12 PM to hear Mary Thibodeaux-Redd from Kimball.

Kimball Office is a design driven, technologically savvy brand.  They focus on tailoring solutions that provide better workplace, learning & healing environments. For nearly 45 years, Kimball Office has been designing office furniture that is inspiring, productive, and environmentally responsible.

The humble beginnings of Kimball International started in Jasper, Indiana in 1950.  The company was driven by a passionate pride of self, place, and, ultimately, product. The Kimball name was originally synonymous for being the world’s largest piano and organ manufacturer. Then, starting in 1970, the company decided to manufacture and market office furniture under the Kimball brand name.

Kimball's website


Within Interior Design's Heather Robinson & Jessica Williams

Join us this Friday at 12 PM to hear Heather Robinson and Jessica Williams from Within Interior Design.

Within Interior Design was established in 2007 and is located in Norfolk, VA. It is a commercial interior design firm with experience in hospitality, health care, recreational and yacht design, retail, multi-use buildings, educational and Department of Defense projects.

Heather Robinson is the CEO & owner of Within Interior Design, Inc., a LEED accredited professional, and a state certified interior designer with 17 years of experience. Ms. Robinson has recently created a general contracting department of the company.

Jessica Williams is the Creative Director at WID. She has been practicing interior design for the past 10 years. She is a certified interior designer and member of IIDA. Jessica’s specialty is hospitality interiors, but she enjoys utilizing her skill set across all design sectors.

Within Interior Design's website


October 9th: Kia Weatherspoon

Join us this Friday at 12 PM to hear Kia Weatherspoon.

Kia Weatherspoon’s path to interior design was unplanned. After 13 years of training as a ballet dancer her colligate pursuit of her childhood passion was inevitable. What Kia didnot foresee was being unable to afford her dream at the university level.  Her solution to the lack of financial aid led her to the U.S. Air Force in 2001. Kia’s plan was simple to utilize the military’s educational benefits to pay for her academic endeavors. She intended to serve her country during the day and continue her dance education at night. After 9/11, she was deployed. As a soldier, Kia tried to create what little sense of comfort and privacy she could with a tent, sheets, and a cot. This small space evoked an emotional reaction and a lasting memory for Kia. She left the military in 2004 she new she wanted to create spaces.  Kia was a designer for 10 years doing Hospitality, Multi-Family and High-end Residential projects before she founded Determined by Design. A boutique firm specializing in designing and crafting interior stories. 

Kia Weatherspoon's website