Gina Berndt

FIIDA, ASID, LEED AP
Principal, Managing Director, Chicago

With a passion for developing others’ talents, Gina understands how diverse groups with different perspectives can work in harmony to create a successful team. Upon taking the helm of our founding studio in 2013, she transformed its workplace culture into a vibrant hub of creativity, nurturing the individual talents and interests of staff at all levels.

Gina grew up in Berwyn, a suburb of the Windy City known for its collection of 1920s Chicago-style bungalows. Her love of art is what sparked her interest in interior design at a young age, but her strength in both marketing and finance solidified her transition from an interior design professional to a business leader. Gina thoroughly enjoys her work, and maintains that staying true to her instincts is what has led to her success.

“Endurance is a big part of leadership. That means staying the course through challenging times and rewarding times.”
Gina's authentic leadership style is fueled by the belief that our firm is only as strong as our people.
Gina at the drafting table circa 1990
Gina, circa 1990, after co-founding the Chicago-based interior design firm The Environments Group.
Self-described as “quietly competitive,” Gina employs a gentle, compassionate leadership style. She is guided by the belief that investments in people lead to strong creative teams.

Gina's Featured Work

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Sterling Bay
Chicago, Illinois
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Wind Point Partners
Chicago, Illinois
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Our Chicago Studio
Chicago, Illinois
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Water Street Healthcare Partners
Chicago, Illinois
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Schiff Hardin LLP – Law Office
Washington, D.C.