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Design Chat 4: Twenty Something

March 25, 2011, 1:00-3:00
W.T. Young Auditorium (map it)

Design Chat 4: Twenty Something with Rene Condee, Brittany Davidson, and Amberlee Isabella 
Friday, March 25, 1:00-3:00
W.T. Young Auditorium

This Design Chat will feature three recent UK/CoD Interior Design graduates who will discuss their divergent professional paths.  

Brittany Davidson LEED AP '06
Upon graduation Davidson moved to Atlanta, GA to work for the multi-disciplinary commercial design firm, Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc. During her four years there, she was described as a “triple threat” – excelling in design, technical, and management paths. Davidson joined the 'Design Atelier'  team in 2010, where she built on the dynamic talents of the group through her creativity, technical skill set, and enthusiasm. Her view of interior design as a form of spatial psychology impelled her to create environments that individuals could experience, and thrive in.

Having worked on projects in several regions of the world, she has experience in the corporate, hospitality, government and educational sectors. Her ultimate professional goal is to change the world, by creating a way to merge design with social justice in her community and around the globe. Davidson is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Licensed Interior Designer in the state of Georgia.

Amberlee Isabella LEED AP'07

Isabella also moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work for Gensler.  She works in the 'Lifestyle Studio,' which focuses on retail, hospitality, mixed-use and brand identity design. She is also pursuing her MA in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design.

In 2009, she was honored as a finalist in Mannington Commercial’s 'Tx:Style International Design Competition' and debuted her own line of carpet at NeoCon. She also traveled to NeoCon in 2010 as a featured speaker on IIDA’s Career Boot Camp Panel.

Renée Conde, LEED AP '07
In 2009, Conde returned from teaching and studying in Germany to accept her current position at Alltech, a global biotechnology company in Lexington, KY. As a member of Alltech’s Corporate Design team, Conde has worked on numerous projects around the country and overseas, traveling to sites in China, England, and most recently, Belgium.

Although she enjoys working abroad, Renée considers the most monumental project of her career to be one much closer to home--the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Designing for one of the largest international sporting events in the world was an incredible personal and professional experience that Conde will not soon forget.

Conde is also pursuing her MA in Interior Design at the University of Kentucky College of Design.