Kristin Kelsey, AIA

Interior Architect and Operations

Kristin has over eight years of experience working in both the architecture and interior architecture fields. 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 spent five and a half years as a designer and Interior Architecture leader at the Miller Hull Partnership, working primarily on tenant improvements and commercial projects. She has a strong attention to detail and interest in creative use of materials. Her advocacy to identify alternatives to the harmful chemicals common in interior finishes and building materials supported policies for sustainable and non-toxic product specifications. This work manifested in a 14,000sf tenant improvement project that was Petal Certified by International Living Future Institute in April 2017.

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.

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