Frederick J. Schmidt


Interior Design Global Leader


+1 (312) 596-6888

Fred serves as the Interior Design Global Leader, leading projects and project teams to success within established qualitative and quantitative parameters. A skillful communicator, Fred is known for his skills in the pre-design phases and for his strong client advocacy through the design process. In his work he combines his interests in business and design with a passion for building connections with people.

He holds both bachelor and master's of Architecture degrees from Kansas State University, and is a member of the International Interior Design Association. He has served on advisory boards at a variety of universities, and was the appointed the 2000 Executive-in-Residence at the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences and the 2005 Hyde Chair of Excellence at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture. A frequent speaker to industry and academic groups, he has long focused on the role of the designer and the designed environment within a business context.

Fred has been with the firm since 1987. In 2018, he became a Fellow of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).