Seong Shin

Principal for Interior Design

As Principal for Interior Design, I collaborate with all our project teams to create human-centered and meaningful built environments. I bring the strategy and design of our learning environments through the lens of interior architecture and design. I also serve as the lead designer on interior architecture focused projects.

Since childhood, I have been inspired by people and instructed by nature. Education in interior architecture nurtured my curiosity and helped me find passion on projects that draw on a collective intelligence of users and designers, as well as the stories of project elements – surrounding nature, local culture, and community history into the built space.

My professional goal to achieve the balanced unions of function, design, and human connection led me to found a community-based non-profit organization, WILLO (Women’s Intergenerational Living Legacy Organization) in 2014. WILLO’s mission is to cultivate community connectivity and inspire youth through storytelling.

I have served on the Elements of Education Board to support innovative education for SOTA, SAMI and IDEA under Tacoma Public Schools. I have also participated as a guest speaker on the subject of Urban Living and Collaborative Interior Design Process, speaking to UWT Department of Urban Psychology, Bellevue College and numerous local organizations.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture, San Jose State University