The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) named the three HOK designers as rising leaders in interior design.
Kristina Kamenar, director of design, Interiors, in HOK’s Toronto studio has been selected an award winner and scholar in ASID’s “Ones to Watch”. The annual program also named Jessica Collins, senior project interior designer based in HOK’s Dallas studio, and Erika Reuter, project manager in New York, as “Ones to Watch.”
The program recognizes interior design professionals who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and push the boundaries of the interior design profession. Award winners gain access to ASID events and conferences as well as leadership and networking opportunities with ASID and the design community. Scholars receive these benefits, plus executive coaching, curated networking experiences and access to speaking opportunities and thought leadership experiences at national ASID events.
A strong commitment to interior design and passion to create healthy and uplifting environments helped Kamenar, Collins and Reuter achieve this honor.
Kamenar’s award-winning interior and workplace projects, thought leadership and mentoring work also helped her earn the 2022 award and scholarship. She has designed more than 900,000 square feet of innovative, agile space that encourages collaboration and inspires productivity, including The Co-Operators Insurance Company Headquarters, Birch Hill Equity Partners Office and the EY Client Experience Center.
“Kristina, Jessica and Erika are all dedicated to advancing within the design profession and creating unique interior spaces that enhance people’s lives,” said Tom Polucci, HOK’s firm-wide director of Interiors. “We are thrilled to see the ASID recognize their hard work and leadership in its Ones to Watch awards.”