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. 

Check out her website here.


October 2nd: Steelcase's Janet Davis

Join us this Friday at 12pm to hear Janet Davis from Steelcase. 

Steelcase is the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world, founded in 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their furniture is inspired by innovative research in workspace design. The company produces office furniture and architectural and technology products for offices, education, health care and retail industries. It has facilities, offices, and factories in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

In an era of unprecedented complexity and volatility, the study of resilience has emerged in which many areas of practice are working to understand how systems, organizations and people can adapt to stay fit within an environment of constant change. Design the physical environment to help bring a diverse range of people, resources and tools together into close proximity, create places with a modular structure that can easily be integrated and develop a feedback loop for the physical environment that allows organizations to learn what is working and what is not.


September 25th: H. Chambers Company's Charlie Turner & Lindsey Jones

Join us this Friday at 12 pm to hear Charlie Turner and Lindsey Jones from H. Chambers Company.

Founded in 1899 to provide the finest painting and decorative finishing in Baltimore, the underlying philosophy of the H. Chambers Company has always been: to be and provide the best.

Through the years, Chambers has grown, evolving with the industry to meet the needs of their clientele. They have designed hotels around the world as well as luxury cruise ships, fine residences, clubs and commercial spaces, and have had the opportunity to be among the select few who have designed for the White House. Today, they offer a full range of services, including strategic and master planning, architecture, interior design, purchasing and installation.

They work in partnership with their clients to infuse each club’s commitment to quality, service excellence and value into every aspect of their physical environment and member experience. 


September 18: Haworth's Cindy Donn

Join us this Friday at 12pm to hear Cindy Donn from Haworth. 

Haworth Inc. designs and manufactures adaptable workspaces, including raised floors, movable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood casegoods. G. W. Haworth founded the company in 1948.

At Haworth, they partner with customers, dealers and relevant influencers in redefining the way interiors are designed, built and maintained over time, resulting in more efficient real estate utilization and contributing to a more effective and innovative workforce.

 Using their products, services, and knowledge, Haworth’s mission is to provide each customer with a tailored interior that enhances their business, stirs their spirit, and sustains the planet.