IA Interior Architects has opened its 21st office in Philadelphia, Penn., U.S. Kelly Funk, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, will lead the office as managing director, with a primary focus of building the office and practice, and expanding IA’s global presence into the Philadelphia market. Kelly brings broad-based industry knowledge spanning workplace strategy and design, having worked in both IA’s New York and Washington, D.C., U.S., offices for several years and on international projects.
Funk is a workplace innovation leader who has spoken at international conferences and industry panels including CoreNet Global Summits, SXSW Interactive, IIDEX, NeoCon, and Metropolis Magazine Think Tanks. She has been published in Metropolis, Architizer, and ArchDaily, recently receiving an ARIDO award with her team for a project in Toronto. Kelly is a native Philadelphian and is excited to give back to this thriving community.
“I am honored and thrilled to be working alongside a diverse and talented team, engaging with this vibrant local market by offering a unique approach to interior environments of all types—workplace, retail, hospitality, and healthcare, with each influencing the other to create a holistic user experience,” says Funk.
“We are excited to be planting a flag in Philadelphia, a city that has critical mass, design talent, and over 100 universities and major companies. We have no doubt that Kelly will develop a strong, dynamic, and successful office,” share David Bourke and Tom Powers, IA’s co-CEOs/presidents.