Growing up in Cincinnati, Lara’s neighbor was an interior designer. As a creative kid with strong math skills, she always felt drawn to this career. Lara stuck with her passion and studied interior design, eventually earning her master’s degree in architecture.
Lara knows that interior design goes far beyond colors and fabrics. It influences how we feel, how we work, how we live our lives every day. Early work in designing for hotels and restaurants laid the foundation for translating hospitality – making spaces warm, comfortable, pleasing to be in – across all of her work.
There’s something else that Lara says is crucial to her design and leadership approach – the perspective of a mother of two. It is the value of listening to encourage and support the voices of designers across the studio and to genuinely hear what her clients need that can produce unique, customized spaces.