The Role of the Interior Designer
For me, being an interior designer is about my “project community.” Clients ask us into their lives on an incredibly intimate level and then generously invite us to bring their dreams to fruition. We connect with their family members, ask questions about their lifestyles, and learn their daily habits. They take us into their bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets as they open their lives to us.
Traditionally, architecture and design have been compartmentalized by disciplines and responsibilities. Designers work closely with the client and, at best, alongside the architect, lighting designer, contractor, trades, suppliers, and showrooms.
可持续发展,高性能的项目我work on are successful because of this integrated approach. On a successful project, goals and objectives are identified early in the design process. The interdisciplinary team has collective input toward the development of the plan, and everyone ultimately buys into the project objectives, hopefully before too much work begins.
Creating a sense of “team”
There are several key elements toward hitting a home run. First, an interactive approach to the design process brings about a higher consciousness and greater respect among team members, which leads to a heightened collective wisdom. Then, because of the close interaction throughout the project, team members begin to more fully understand one others’ issues and concerns. This is where the magic happens, as the “project community” starts integrating the cumulative vision.
This is where the fun begins and the team’s culture is nurtured! A design charrette is a deep collaboration and brainstorming where all team members come to the design table as equals. Ideally the first charrette is held at the beginning of a project, encouraging a balanced dialogue and sharing of ideas and information.
整个过程变得大于其部分的总和 - 各个团队成员本身 - 作为相互依存的设计问题，在整个项目的生命中讨论，并在整个项目的生命中实施。
What is the interior designer’s role?通过积极参与协作设计过程来赋予自己和其他团队成员。传播翅膀的令人惊叹的机会！我们帮助创造性，开箱即用的思想和解决问题的项目中的基调，这是团队动态的关键组成部分。
我们作为设计人员的专业知识 - 我们对客户的健康，安全和福利的关注以及可持续发展，美学和功能之间的基本平衡 - 是项目的关键组成部分。
Recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate good ideas, regardless of their source. Leaving your ego at the door encourages others to do the same. By turning the traditional, vertical hierarchy on its head, we create a capacity to engage all the disciplines and work together as a cohesive, highly functioning team. By nurturing the team’s collective wisdom, we inspire inclusiveness, which is vital to the integrated design process.
“Community is the only thing in my experience that is sustainable. A common set of values is needed to live together sustainably on the land.” — Winona LaDuke, Native American organizer