Chris Smialek

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She’s been recognized with awards for several projects in her career, but what Chris finds most rewarding is "having a client hug you at the end of a project," she says. "That’s when you truly know you have made an impact." Chris brings 20 years of experience as an interior designer and project manager specializing in corporate and federal projects. "Let’s face it, we probably spend 90 percent of our existence working in buildings," she points out. "I love being part of teams that are creating innovative, inspiring places that people love walking into every day, and help them do their jobs better." Chris has lots of creative outlets outside her career, too. "I need to work with my hands," she says. "I love to sew, bake, and make homemade soap and candles. My current obsession is crocheting. It’s how I wind down every day."