Continuing IA Interior Architects’ strong commitment to the Houston community, the company is pleased to announce that Michelle Atkinson, IIDA, has joined the firm as managing director of IA’s Houston office. With over 20 years of experience working with corporate clients, real estate brokers, developers, and property management firms, her primary focus will be on expanding IA’s presence in the local market, setting overall strategy and growing the Houston office.
Michelle’s client-focused nature makes her a natural fit for IA. She brings extensive industry knowledge spanning workplace, commercial interiors, and asset advisory practice areas. Michelle has completed numerous projects for commercial redevelopment clients such as Parkway Properties and Stream Realty Partners, as well as corporate clients, including Atlassian and Praxair. This will expand upon IA’s body of work, including Kirby Collection, EDF Trading, Statoil, Evercore, and Amegy Bank.
“As a proud Houstonian, it has been exciting to experience the tremendous growth in this vibrant city,” says Atkinson. “It is an opportunistic time for IA to be expanding in the market, and I’m honored to have been tasked with growing IA’s local office and its presence here in Houston. I am extremely excited to join the talented team at IA.”
“We are excited to welcome Michelle to IA’s Global Leadership Team and as Managing Director of IA’s Houston office,” say David Bourke and Tom Powers, co-CEO/president. “Michelle’s connection to the regional market, coupled with her experience in workplace design and building repositioning, make her a perfect fit for IA.”