With a passion for creating image-driven spaces that reflect each client's unique culture and image, Kathryn enjoys the challenge of collaborating with clients to help them realize their vision, and has enjoyed many long-term, repeat relationships throughout her career. Skilled in all aspects of the programming, design, finish and furniture selection and specification, and project management processes, Kathryn utilizes her expertise to help keep the team focused on the critical path steps that are necessary to keep the project moving forward. Having experience working in large corporate interior design firms prior to founding K2S studio in 2015, Kathryn brings the expertise that is gained from working with highly qualified teams on complex projects with multiple user groups and tight schedules. In addition to a passion for excellence in design, Kathryn understands the importance of adhering to and understanding the limitations and requirements of codes for accessibility and fire life safety, and approaches each project with the diligence necessary to satisfy these requirements, while keeping an eye toward providing a space that adapts as the occupants' needs evolve.
Past project experience includes organizations and institutions such as California State University, Northridge,
University of Texas, Hanna Barbera Productions, Warner Bros., IBM, Fidelity Investments, as well as numerous mid-size professional firms, with an average project size of 40,000 SF. Kathryn has been instrumental in the award of LEED GOLD on the Huitt-Zollars project in Dallas, Texas, and LEED SILVER on the Regional Commerce Center for the Port of Shreveport in Louisiana.
Kathryn graduated from Louisiana Tech University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior
Design, has successfully completed the NCIDQ exam, and is a Certified Interior Designer, Commercial
Designation, through the CCIDC.
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
2010 LEED GOLD For Commercial Interiors,
2010 LEED SILVER For Core and Shell,
Regional Commerce Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
2003 BOMA Magazine Article, "Workplace Trends"
1998 “NEW BLOOD 101” Exhibit, Los Angeles and
San Francisco, California, Coe Design"
1997 ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES,
“LA WINNERS” Award
1996 LOS ANGELES BUSINESS COUNCIL,
BEAUTIFICATION AWARD”, Shu Uemura Beauty Boutique
1996 "THE NEW OFFICE", Book featuring Hanna Barbera Productions Office
1996 ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, Lillich Residence
1996 LIVING ON THE WATER, Rizzoli Publications,
1995 MERIT AWARD, AIA Los Angeles Chapter,
Shu Uemura Beauty Boutique
1994 INTERIORS MAGAZINE,
Hanna Barbera Productions Office
Nicci Solomons has extensive experience overseeing operations of a handful of different firms with a focus on Interior Design and Architecture. She is responsible for everything from management, budgeting, contract negotiations, vendor management, and human resources, helping with day-to-day operations to ensure the business runs efficiently.
Nicci Solomons worked for the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter beginning in 1993, serving as its Executive Director for 16 of those years. During that time, Nicci helped grow AIA Los Angeles from 1,800 to more than 3,000 members, consistently maintaining the Chapter as one of the top five AIA components in the nation.
During her tenure as Executive Director, Nicci successfully managed two National AIA Conventions in Los Angeles, implemented numerous new programs and worked strategically with the Board of Directors on ways to perpetually improve the organization.
Nicci brings her strong organizational skills and understanding of the industry to the team, and is an integral component of our success, ensuring the business runs smoothly and project commitments are met.
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