Lidia Woolery

Interior Designer

The culture is the best part about working at Mancini. People care about each other.

Where is your favorite travel destination?

London, England or anywhere with a beach!

What’s something you’d still love to learn?

I would love to learn how to knit so I can make my own sweaters.

What kind of projects do you want to work on (or technology you want to use) in the future?

I think it would be interesting to work on a project that largely focuses on sustainability. I also think it would be cool to experiment with the AR technology at Mancini for clients to be able to walk through the design.

What do you hope to see in the future in the world of architecture and design?

I hope to see a revival of intricate historical detailing in the mass-produced world of contemporary design. I think historical architecture is beautiful and needs to be celebrated more!

When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

When I was young, my favorite thing to do was play with my Barbie dollhouse. Rather than playing with the dolls themselves, I preferred to “remodel” the dollhouse over and over again as a part of the storyline for my Barbie family. I even built my own furniture and walls using wood scraps and paper. I didn’t know it then, but this hobby of mine led me to discovering my passion for interior design.

What is something you collect?

Clothes, specifically sweaters! I love to go thrift shopping or to vintage shops and find unique pieces.

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

Everything happens for a reason.

What is your favorite hobby?

I love to draw and paint. I also love to run, hike, or just be outdoors!

Who inspires you the most in your field?

My peers, colleagues, and Italian renaissance artists/architects, such Michelangelo or Filippo Brunelleschi.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I have a photographic memory.