Associate - Senior Interior Designer
There are three responses to design – yes, no, and wow! Wow is one I aim for.
With 16 years of experience, my journey began after graduating from an Interior Design program in Toronto. Relocating to Los Angeles marked the beginning of my career with a focus on commercial, custom residential, and retail projects. Seeking to enhance my skills, I pursued project management training at the University of Toronto, a decision that has proven instrumental in effectively overseeing projects of varying scales.
Ever since I was a young child I was fascinated by architecture and design. At seven, I sketched a butterfly-inspired concept for our backyard landscaping.
My portfolio includes a wide range of project experience, including commercial, education, mixed-use, residential, and healthcare. My work has given me a deep understanding of different sectors and client needs, along with the associated design challenges and opportunities.
I’m passionate about the impact of design on people’s lives and the environment. I aim to create meaningful projects that enhance people’s lives. My focus is on interior design and business development, and I’ve led large-scale projects from concept to occupancy. I work closely with clients to meet their needs while creating intelligent, sustainable, and beautiful spaces.
I believe in transparency and trust as the foundation of successful projects, and I see sustainability as an opportunity for innovation. I strive to strike the right balance between efficiency and aesthetics.
My Sectors: Healthcare; Commercial Mixed Use; Education and Research; Government Admin; Industrial; Senior Living; Workplace
My Services: Planning, Design and Compliance; Facilities Planning; Interior Design
We Asked, Nikoo Najafi Answered:
C. What makes a great design?
‟Design that is flexible and adaptable, and caters to each of its users without compromising the other.”
How would you describe your leadership style?
‟My leadership style is characterized by a sense of enjoyment and creating a positive experience for both my team and clients. I believe that the time spent collaborating should be filled with fun and contribute to a great overall experience. I am guided by the principle that life is short, and we should strive to live it to the fullest, find joy, laughter, and embrace the opportunity to dance through it. I’m also a strong believer in the power of effective communication, I place a high value on time management with precision to ensure efficiency and productivity.”