IA Interior Architects is the first global architecture firm focused exclusively on interiors.The firm provides strategic planning, interior architecture, and design services for corporations, businesses, and institutions. \r\n\r\nFounded in 1984, IA has 17 offices in the United States (Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C) and two international offices (London and Toronto). In addition, IA has more than 60 partner offices outside the United States, representing over 1,000 staff members in the Americas, in Asia/Australia, and in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This network of offices comprises the IA Global Alliance and integrates years of international experience and proven local expertise to bridge cultural differences, comply with local requirements, and help navigate with ease the unique aspects of building and architecture worldwide. \r\n\r\nIA's approach to design is exclusively focused on how the aesthetics and organization of a space can reflect brand, improve efficiency and productivity, increase employee satisfaction, and support sustainability. The firm's LEED(r) accredited professionals offer sustainable strategies for projects of all sizes and complexities in public and private sectors. IA helps clients in diverse markets worldwide articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.
Holly S. Briggs is Managing Director of the Washington DC office of IA Interior Architects, an international integrated interiors and workplace strategy practice recognized as the largest international architectural firm focused exclusively on the practice of interiors. As Managing Director of Interiors within the Washington DC office, Ms. Briggs provides leadership and design direction to deliver both design and service excellence to the firm’s clients. In her 36 years of professional practice, Ms. Briggs has designed state-of-the art office facilities for some of the country’s most prestigious corporations, financial institutions, professional services firms, government agencies and law firms. These organizations include America Online, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Citicorp, Federal Express, Inter-American Development Bank, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen and Hamilton, The Carlyle Group, the Transportation Security Administration, the United States Coast Guard and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Ms Briggs also worked on GSA Design Excellence projects, including the Department of Transportation Headquarters and the Department of Homeland Security. Throughout her career, Ms. Briggs has executed increasingly complex assignments and directed multi-disciplinary professional teams. As an expert in workplace design issues, Ms. Briggs has been recognized for her innovative design and workplace solutions through numerous awards and publications. Additionally, Ms. Briggs has published articles and spoken on panels regarding technical, organizational and functional issues affecting future trends in interior architecture as well as sustainable design for commercial interiors.