ID Studios is growing again! Please welcome our newest Project Manager, Stephen Scirrotto.
Stephen joined ID Studios with over 13 years of experience of Architecture, Design and Project Management, he is taking on a role as Project Manager at ID Studios where he will oversee all phases of the design process. Prior to joining, Stephen was an Associate, Architect and Design Manager with Gensler San Diego for over 7 years where he was the Design Resilience Leader for the Workplace Studio, as well as lead the Technology and Financial Services Firm Workplace Practice Areas. Stephen started his career in the Boston area where he worked with Okun and Associates in which his focus was on higher educational projects for Harvard University. Stephen is a licensed architect and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture Degree from Roger Williams University. Stephen focuses on understanding client’s needs, which allows him to deliver effective design solutions. He believes that the biggest challenges bring out the best in an architect, as constraints drive creativity. Ultimately, building lasting relationships with clients that come back time and again is deeply satisfying to him.
Stephen, along with his wife and two children enjoy spending time together outdoors in nature, at the beach, mountains and desert.
YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN __ ID Studios has a team of extremely talented hospitality designers within our multi-faceted studio. Project experience includes multi-family housing, restaurants, country clubs, event spaces, boutique hotels and even cruise ships! We are especially excited about the inroads ID Studios is making in the hospitality and senior living arenas. As we take on more senior living projects, our designers are integrating the resort and hospitality experiences into these projects that appeal to our retiring population. Hospitality design elements are also showing up in our corporate and creative office space. The common denominator in all of these design solutions is blending work, life, wellness and play. These unique spaces fit to our client’s needs, individual experiences and truly define a new genre of ‘place’.
Our industry partners know us as a trusted advisor in the corporate and higher education realm and we hope to inspire more introductions and connections in the hospitality and senior living world as our portfolio expands. We intend to provide the hospitality and senior living industry the same high standards, knowledge base and creativity that we have been providing since our beginning 14 years ago.
ID Studios is pleased to announce the promotion of Rich Guerena, AIA to Associate. Rich received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Southern California and has worked in the Architecture industry for over 20 years. He joined ID Studios 4 years ago and has embraced a leadership role which now includes both technical leadership and mentorship alongside his role as Project Manager.
He finds one of the most rewarding parts of his job is to understand our client’s needs and work with real-world constraints such as building codes, constructability and bottom line costs. His ability to create results ultimately improves how our clients live, play and work and translates into beautiful and healthy environments.
Rich was raised in cities all over Southern California but seriously settled down in San Diego where he has gained an appreciation for good tacos! He and his wife have a busy San Diego lifestyle and two children who they intend to raise to be “decent human beings”. Rich also practices traditional Kung Fu where he is a 2nd degree brown belt and Tai Chi where he’s earned a black belt.
Be sure to reach out to Rich and congratulate him for a job well-done!
ID Studios was proud to be part of the 10th annual Tables for Tots Charity Fundraiser, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Each year, designers from across San Diego take a simple, wooden children’s table and chair set and design masterpieces that are then auctioned off to members the community where the proceeds are donated to the charity. G/M Business Interiors has organized the event since 2009 and raised almost $500,000 to date. This year was their most amount raised for any single year at over $81,000!
This year’s theme was “Many Hearts Make a Home”. We know that dogs warm our hearts and are family members in many homes, so Jeni Champion and Mary Ford took the lead to design a house for our furry, canine family members. Spooners Woodworks did an excellent job at executing the design and Sherwin Williams provided the paint and painting supplies Dal-Tile and National Office Furniture sponsored other materials and accessories.
We think everyone knocked it out of the park and we’d like to thank the entire team!
We’re excited to announce that Deborah Elliott and Amy Morway, founders of ID Studios, are finalists in the awards program. As their employees, we’re honored to work with such wonderful leaders. A firm’s culture starts at the top and we believe that they have created a one-of-a-kind design studio with just the right mix of talent and personality. They inspire and promote an authentic approach to design and cultivate an amazing design experience for both our clients and our team. They deserve to be celebrated because of their relentless drive to improve the lives of everyone they encounter and have done so with style and grace.
Join them, and all of city’s most inspiring female leaders nominated this year, at the event on Sept 25 to celebrate their accomplishments.
The IIDA SoCal held a Well Building Standard CEU at the offices of JLL San Diego and the lobby of the Aventine Building in La Jolla. It started with a tour of the lobby, and ended in the JLL flexible conferencing and entertainment area. Senior Designer, Annie Wilson, ID Studios newest Senior Project Manager, was on hand to point out all of the wonderful design features of the office.
ID Studios is pleased to announce the promotion of Annie Wilson, NCIDQ, to Senior Project Manager. Annie has worked in the design industry for over 16 years and has been with ID Studios for over 5 years. Her commitment lies in ensuring her projects meet their schedule and budget all while respecting the integrity of the design, through constant interaction with the project team.
Annie has a BS in Interior Design from the East Carolina University. Her artistic sense of design allows her to see the designer’s vision and keep it on track through the entire construction process. Her resume includes a wide range of projects, including luxury residential high rises, healthcare facilities, large, government offices, small, bespoke restaurants and interiors for dozens of corporate clients both large and small.
Although she was born in Virginia, she headed off to North Carolina to earn her degree and then returned to Virginia to start her Interior Design career. Eventually she got restless and headed to San Diego in 2008 where she spends her free time hiking, lounging at the beach with her dogs and re-energizing for the next project.
Annie’s engagement with the leadership of our design teams and clients through the design and construction process is commendable! Recent projects include NNSA, HUB International, Robbins Arroyo LLP and Brain Corp. We look forward to having her continued participation in our ID Studios family and at the helm of many future projects.
Designer Shaynee McMillion was featured in Floor Focus Magazine’s Designer Ovation section.
“Having experience in a diverse range of design projects, I am always inspired by products that can enhance many different environments. As a designer, it is nice to see versatile flooring options, applicable to the diverse and unique requirements of our firm’s projects, including the corporate, higher education, hospitality and senior living environments.”
ID Studios is pleased to announce the promotion of Lori Hagen-Hulitt, CID, NCIDQ, to Senior Associate. Lori has worked in the design industry for over 25 years and has been with ID Studios for over 10 years. She has embraced the opportunity to take on a senior leadership position to oversee the smooth operation and profitability of each project.
Lori has a BFA in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego as well as a BS in Business Administration from SDSU. She pairs those dual roles of business and design into her drive and dedication for designing and managing her projects. She has extensive experience in Corporate Office, Higher Education, Healthcare and Hospitality design so she’s able to excel at any project that comes her way.
Born and raised in the San Diego area, Lori is an avid traveler. She has plans of visiting her 50th country this year, with continuing goals of experiencing the unfamiliar through discovering new places, meeting people and gaining knowledge of other cultures. All of which also informs design in her daily life. The range of her traveling experiences varies widely including visiting every MLB Park, to hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and of course, visiting countless architectural wonders in every locale.
Lori’s passion for improving ID Studios’ commitment of bringing the best interior design experience to our clients is laudable and we’re excited to see where she takes this new role.