Kristen Hagen, IIDA

What’s the biggest highlight of your career?

My biggest highlight was completing the lobby renovation of the Washington Hilton Hotel in D.C.

What drew you to working here at Mancini?

I was impressed by all the technology and forward-thinking design strategies being utilized.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

The piece of advice I use most often is “go with your gut”. Whenever I find myself over-thinking a design decision I always reflect on what my initial reaction was.

What is something you collect?

I started a four-leaf clover collection when I was a kid, and I still always manage to find them.

Are you looking forward to exploring design with the technology we have at Mancini?

The technology here is one of the things I am most excited about, I love to think about how the design process is evolving.