Interior Design Team
Anne Adamson, NCIDQ
Anne relishes building new client relationships as well as maintaining relationships with team members including clients, brokers and building owners. She began her 30+ year 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 Connecticut.
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.
Jackie's current projects include renovating historic houses to become safe haven homes for at-risk youth.
Cynthia Sanstrom, Senior Project Manager
Cynthia has a proven track record in corporate real estate project management and interior design. Cynthia joined CHK in 2022 with 30+ years of experience with architectural and interior design firms, Fortune 100 companies, and other large corporations. She brings a variety of project experience, ranging from programming, strategic planning, space planning, furniture standards development, team establishment, budgeting, scheduling, and project management.
Rebecca Tinelle, Senior Interior Designer
Rebecca joined the firm in 2022, bringing 30+ years of experience in commercial interior design and implementation services in the greater Hartford area and throughout North America. She is expert in programming, space planning, construction documents, finish selection, furniture selection, and construction management for both corporate and manufacturing projects. Rebecca has strong relationships with building owners, leasing agents, contractors, and clients because she has a proven track record for creating beautiful and functional space, on schedule and within budget.
Rebecca likes collaborating with small client groups in work sessions to facilitate important decisions. She educates the client on the construction process, while making it fun. Rebecca uses her extensive network to help with problem solving and research to provide her clients with multiple solutions from which to choose.
Rebecca graduated cum laude with a BFA in Interior Design from University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Daniela Tishchenko, Interior Designer
The newest addition to the CHK team, Daniela joined the firm in July 2023. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where she won several design awards including first place in the ASID New England & Kravet Student Textile Challenge. Her skills include solving space planning and test-fit challenges, drawing and correcting detailed construction sets, rendering realistic perspectives, picking and specifying materials and furniture, and creating presentation and client packets.
Daniela enjoys the logistical and creative challenges each project presents and strives to define each space with a unique identity. As a recent graduate, she brings an open mind and eagerness to learn, as well as a fresh perspective on advancements in the field. With her active involvement in the American Society of Interior Designers and community service projects, Daniela makes meaningful connections within and outside of the industry and is always broadening her network and experiences.