Kristin Kelsey, AIA
Interior Architect and Operations
Kristin is an Interior Architect. She works collaboratively with the teams in our office to focus on the inside of buildings. She brings a human-centered approach to design, identifying programmatic opportunities that result in thoughtful and complete solutions. She asks: What are the activities that want to be supported by space? How can we facilitate them spatially, materially and functionally? Kristin’s work is based on experiences and environments inside buildings, connecting the inside to the architecture and landscape.
Kristin brings a strong attention to detail and thoughtful, creative material use to her work. Her advocacy to identify alternatives to harmful chemicals common in interior finishes and building materials sets a standard for non-toxic approach to design. Her material selection and project specifications has garnered Petal Certification by the International Living Future Institute and lecturing on best practices presents a sustainable, healthy approach to interior architecture.
In her role in Operations at Signal, Kristin’s strong communication and client service skills foster project teams to articulate expectations from project inception to delivery, assuring quality and open communication with clients and collaborators.
Kristin has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon in Portland in architecture and interior architecture. She holds dual Master of Architecture and Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.