A couple weeks ago we welcomed an extremely talented interior designer and our long time friend, Carrie Zahradnik to the team!  We cannot say enough about what it means to have Carrie join us, but we'll try...

As part of ITZEN, Carrie brings a keen understanding of the use of color and materials. With a sensitivity to place, color and scale, Ms. Zahradnik, elevates the design of every project she touches. She has extensive experience in space planning, programming, phasing, furniture design, graphics, architectural branding, interior and 3-dimensional renderings.

Passionate about creating the setting of ‘home’, Carrie also works closely with the non-profit, The Imagine Foundation, on a yearly women's shelter remodel project.  

Originally from the Iowa, Carrie graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Iowa State University and became a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in 2008. Having worked in the architecture industry for over 10 years, Carrie has tackled a wide range of project types including: tenant improvements, corporate offices, retail projects, libraries, city halls, community centers, and medical office projects to name a few.  

Before joining ITZEN she worked on both the East and West coast. Most recently Carrie was a Project Designer for the Southern California based LPA Inc. and previously worked for Philadelphia firms KSS Architects and Ballinger Inc.

Notable projects include Princeton University OIT relocation, Chino Hills Government Center, Malibu Library, Park Place Cafe, Pacific Dental Corporate Office, and Hoag Hospital Strategic Plan. 

And lastly, an eloquent quote from Carrie:

        “Space is lived in. I love to make spaces live and breathe to support those who reside or work there.  This is done through thoughtful space planning, material palette and color selection, furniture, artwork/graphics, and unexpected one-of-a-kind solutions that make the environment ‘home’ to the those who inhabit the space.”