Leanne Washuta

Senior Associate - Interior Design

Licensed Interior Designer, AAA, RID, IDIBC, IDC, NCIDQ, BID

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As a creative thinker, I am interested in opportunities that intersect design sensibility, ecology, and functionality.

As an Interior Designer, my professional journey started in Calgary, where I obtained a Bachelor of Interior Design from Mount Royal University. Starting with intern positions, I gradually transitioned into significant roles within the interior design industry.

 

Upon relocating to Vancouver, I assumed the position of a Workplace Lead, eventually progressing to a leadership role as a Principal. Throughout this journey, I enriched my expertise and knowledge, actively mentoring fellow designers. My commitment to delivering thoughtful and impeccably executed designs is evident in my contributions to various projects. My extensive portfolio includes collaborations with a diverse range of large clients, spanning industries such as workplace, retail, hospitality, and wellness, among others.

 

Notably, I accepted a prestigious role of being the first Design Director in Western Canada. In this capacity, I was entrusted with guiding major projects to transform spaces into award-winning environments.

 

In my spare time I enjoy wandering The Vancouver Art Gallery, walking in Stanley Park and playing on the beach with my French Bulldog, Stella.

 

My Sectors: Workplace; Commercial Mixed Use; Arts & Culture; Healthcare

My Services:Interior Design; Planning; Design and Compliance; Facilities Planning

 

We asked, Leanne Washuta answered:

 

What inspires you?

“I like to think beyond the boundaries of design to unlock the potential of cultural, functional, and human impact. Immersive research and radical thinking are foundation to the process and guide inspiration.”

 

What drew you to Kasian?

“It is a thrilling opportunity to work alongside an award wining team and for a company that prioritizes human-centered design; the interaction of people and place. I couldn’t be more excited to work at Kasian!”