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.
SD Voyager interviewed Founding Principal of ID Studios, Amy Morway about her story and history in design.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Morway.
Amy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My love of design and architecture began when I was fairly young. I found myself fascinated by buildings and how they were constructed and then soon realized I was consistently drawn to design, visual arts, and the built environment. As a highly visual person, if something felt out of order in my world, I immediately wanted to change it and create a feeling of balance and beauty. By the time I was a teenager, I became more attuned to the fact that your surroundings can have a HUGE impact on the way that you feel and function. So, it’s no surprise that I found my passion and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Soon after, I obtained my Certification in Interior Design (CID) in California, and then became a LEED Accredited Professional.
Moz Metals has posted an article about Corporate Branding in The Built Environment which includes an ID Studios client, Moss Adams.
With branding all around us in both the physical and digital world, corporate identity has seeped into nearly every aspect of daily life. In the 21st century, we have to ask ourselves: how can a brand establish a unique identity without getting lost in this information overload? How can a brand evoke industry values of technology, hard work, and innovation through the lived experience of its physical spaces? How can an office create a positive response from users through branding?
Moss Adams office in La Jolla, Ca., designed by ID Studios. Móz metal counter fronts in Khaki with a rectilinear pattern engraved on the surface to mimic tiles.
WD-40 Company’s office was featured in Hatch Magazine.
The company’s homey new digs in Scripps Ranch pays homage to its past and the industries that made it a success. Photos by Paul Body
BY JENNIFER MCENTEE
The WD-40 Company has been reinventing itself ever since its founders figured out that the solvents and degreasers they were creating for the aerospace industry might also be useful to consumers with squeaky doors and rusty lawnmowers.
While WD-40’s worldwide workforce has grown from 3 to 450 over the years, and its product mix has expanded well beyond that flagship lubricant in the blue and yellow can, its San Diego headquarters had been stuck in a bygone era until last August, when they moved from the Morena District to a two-story, 42,000-square-foot building in Scripps Ranch.