Interior Design Team
Jane Smith, Associate
The design process starts with client relationships and Jane cherishes the connections with both clients and project team members. With more than 30 years of experience, she began her career with a furniture dealership and then worked in facilities design for a major corporation. These experiences allow Jane to bring pragmatism to her design solutions. Jane specializes in working with large corporate clients where she leads in workplace strategy, programming and development of furniture and workplace standards. Her most recent projects include Pratt & Whitney’s new Engineering & Technology Center and the redesign of Raytheon Technologies Farmington, CT campus.
She is passionate about creating meaningful and engaging spaces that help companies and their employees to flourish.
Jane is a graduate of Drexel University and is a licensed Interior Designer in the State of CT.
Anne Adamson, NCIDQ
Anne relishes building new client relationships as well as maintaining relationships with team members including clients, Brokers and Building Owners. With more than 30 years of experience she began her career with an architectural firm, working on design for major corporations as well as smaller independent businesses. These experiences allow Anne to bring an understanding of the driving forces in leasing and design for team driven solutions.
Anne specializes in working with Brokers and Building Owners, as well as individual businesses to identify design solutions that sensibly meet the client’s aesthetics and space requirements. Brokers such as Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE rely on Anne to provide a quick turnaround and well-organized space plans to assist tenants with making well informed decisions when selecting their new space. Her most recent projects include Clarus Commerce, World Business Capital, Hutensky Capital Partners, as well as ongoing projects with the building ownership at prominent downtown Hartford buildings such as Goodwin Square and City Place 2.
Anne is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, is NCIDQ Certified, and is a licensed Interior Designer in the State of CT.
Melissa Spiga, IIDA, NCIDQ
Melissa is passionate about the balance between creativity and practicality, with the approach that great design shouldn’t be over budget for any client. Her experience ranges from working for various architectural firms across the country to managing a team of in-house designers & planners to implement a campus wide change in workplace standards and restack for a major corporation. This experience gives Melissa a practical perspective on her client’s needs for diverse solutions.
With skills ranging from programming and space planning to furniture specifications and design documentation, Melissa has successfully offered creative design solutions for her most recent clients MTU Aero Engines North America and Intercontinental Management Corp.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture from Baker College, and is NCIDQ certified. In continuing to broaden her professional growth, Melissa is an IIDA NE member and will graduate from IIDA’s Leadership and Exploration Development program in 2020.
Jackie Smith, Senior Interior Designer
Jackie has many years of experience specializing in creative Architectural Interiors. She is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in the field of Architecture where she learned that well designed interior spaces have a great impact on the individuals that inhabit them. She thrives on translating the client’s requirements for their space, into beautiful and functional environments for all employees while making a lasting impression on visitors.
After almost three decades in the design field, Jackie looks at each new project as a multi-dimensional piece of art where she uses color, pattern and texture to create spaces that are memorable. Her clients appreciate the extensive research Jackie puts into a project to find just the right products and finishes that reflect the company brand and culture. For one of her most recent projects, Pratt & Whitney’s new Engineering & Technology Center, Jackie found unusual finishes to reinforce the brand throughout the facility. Her complete redesign of Cigna’s dining room & food service facility in Bloomfield, Ct transformed an underutilized space into a vibrant area for employees.