Celebrating the 2018 “Women in Design”

By Christie Chen

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At Design-Calendar, we love to celebrate influential women in the design industry. Organized by top B2B design publications, which includes Hospitality Design, design:retail, Healthcare Design, Environments for Aging, and Contract, the inaugural Women in Design program spotlighted many such female movers and shakers. On October 30th, their names were announced at a special luncheon celebration. Keynote presenter Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, cofounder of Vera Bradley, spoke at the event.

This year’s inaugural Women in Design honorees included:

Deborah Berke

Partner, Deborah Berke Partners, New York

Ava Bradley

Creative Director and Global Senior Vice President of Design, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, San Francisco

Lauren Geremia

Principal, Geremia Design, San Francisco

Dina Griffin

President, Interactive Design Architects, Chicago

Robin Guenther

Principal, Perkins+Will

Suzen Heeley

Executive Director, Design and Construction, Facilities Management Division, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Cindi Kato

Vice President and Global Retail Business Development Director, CallisonRTKL, Seattle; President, PAVE Board

Margaret McMahon

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Wimberly Interiors, New York

Jane Rohde

Principal, JSR Associates, Maryland

Roya Sullivan

National Director, Window Presentation, Macy’s, New York

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Photo Courtesy of Hospitality Design

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