As Managing Principal of Kilter, Lori is passionate about leveraging the best of the interior environment to serve the human experience; this mission has driven her throughout her career. From interior materiality as part of the architectural envelope to details of furniture placement, each element contributes to the gestalt of the whole. This idea of the entirety of a design becoming more than the sum of its individual elements is an aspirational philosophy at Kilter.
Lori is an experienced Interior Designer with 20 years of practice in a wide variety of project types. Her projects range in size from 50K square feet to over 2M square feet, with total construction cost from a few million to over $650M. Lori joined Corgan, a leading architecture and design firm, in 1999. As a Project Interior Designer and Senior Associate, Lori’s project responsibilities included visioning, planning and design of the interior environment. In 2016, Lori joined Gerflor, a global resilient flooring company based in France. Ultimately, as Healthcare Segment Manager, she led strategy development for Gerflor’s healthcare-focused business. Bringing the rich experience of a diverse interior design career, Lori contributed to Gerflor from a unique perspective on projects ranging from marketing to product development.
Lori is a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) through the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). She joined the board of AAHID in 2014; in 2016, she served as the board President. Lori is certified through the Center for Health Design’s Evidence Based Design Accreditation (EDAC) program and NCIDQ.
Lori speaks across the country including numerous engagements at the Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA) annual conference since 2013, the Center for Health Design’s Pebble Colloquia, the annual Healthcare Design Conference and she has spoken at Environments for Aging. She served as a Best of NeoCon juror for numerous years, including the upcoming 2018 competition, and as an EDRA Certificate of Research Excellence juror for 2016. Lori’s research topics include wayfinding, generational differences, and health and wellness.