Jakubowski succeeds Lamarr Reid, who served as Managing Director of the Chicago office for the last 15 years. Reid is collaborating closely with Jakubowski to ensure a seamless transition, and will remain a principal and an integral part of the PYR senior leadership team.
“Amy is absolutely the right person for this job. I know—because I helped pick her!” says Reid. “She brings it all: the experience and savoir faire, the empathy and listening skills, the business savvy and problem-solving capabilities. But above all else, it is her commitment to outstanding client service that makes her shine. There’s no one I would entrust more to lead PYR into the future.”
In addition to working closely with clients across the globe, Jakubowski leads a team of 25 professionals in PYR’s Chicago studio. Her vision, she says, includes even greater collaboration between PYR design teams in the Windy City and the City of Light. It’s an approach that will strengthen the firm’s Parisian roots while guaranteeing clients the exclusive and elusive “French Touch” they know, love, and seek.
“This is a new era for one of the world’s foremost luxury brands in interior design. My job is to honor PYR’s rich and colorful history while keeping its approach fresh and relevant,” she says. “I look forward to harnessing the power an extraordinary legacy to build an exciting future.”
Amy Jakubowski is an award-winning licensed interior designer and business leader with over 30 years of international experience in mixed-use developments, hotel repositioning and renovation, new builds, restaurants, residences, retail, and corporate offices. She is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and is a frequent speaker at national and international design and real estate industry conferences. Jakubowski holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.