All Access: Natalie Kemp, Senior Interior Designer

Natalie Kemp

An Exclusive Insight from Senior Interior Designer, Natalie Kemp

Natalie has been a member of our HMN team since graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Interior Design in 2006. Natalie has a wide-range of experience starting in schematic design going through project completion. This experience has allowed her to respond to client needs and assist in communicating design intent, project schedules, and material selection. Her experience includes multiple contracts with individual clients consisting of smaller improvement projects to mid-size remodels. In addition, Natalie has a great understanding of space planning and ADA requirements.

Q: Describe HMN in your own words.

As a Senior Interior Designer at HMN Architects, I am responsible for a variety of tasks within a project. On most projects, this includes casework details and layout, ceiling design, and of course finish material selection. I have worked on a variety of project types; Office Design, Higher Education, Religious, Justice, and Healthcare.

Q: What’s on the radar for 2017?

I am currently working on getting more bang for the buck for our clients. Everyone has a budget we wish was larger, but our job is to maximize the budget.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?

Tapping into my creativity and problem-solving skills. I especially enjoy space planning, I see this aspect as solving a puzzle that has many resolutions; the difference is, this puzzle is solved as a team.

Q: What has been one of your favorite experiences so far in your career?

Seeing a completed project that I helped design. Large or small, it is exciting to see something previously in my mind come to fruition.

Q: Why do you love being an Interior Designer?

Interior design for me has always been a marriage between creativity and practicality. This career allows exploration into both aspects of my interests.

Posted on September 12, 2017
Category: HMN News & Updates

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