HEATHER ROBBINS

LEO A. DALY

SAY IT LOUD - Nebraska  Exhibitor

Nebraska Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My mother. She was able to earn her PhD and work full time while ensuring her children were successful and loved. Throughout her life she has served the underserved, creating programs and serving on boards to help children and the disabled.

HEATHER ROBBINS

Bio:

Heather’s designs blend technical and aesthetic considerations across all building types. Heather has been published in Healthcare Design Magazine and her commercial designs have won multiple awards from the Nebraska/Iowa chapter of the International Interior Design Association.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was late to the game and had nearly finished a degree in social work before I discovered design. I learned was that I could still affect people’s lives and experiences, but through something I was more passionate about- creativity, art and design.

What do you do?

Luckily, I have the opportunity to be a jack of all trades. I am a designer and creator, a manager, a problem solver, a student, a mentor, a rain-maker, an innovator. It is amazing to work in an industry where I can wear so many hats.

What excites you in the work you do?

The inquisitive people I work with -- colleagues, clients and community members. People who look to continuously improve processes and people who work in their professional and personal lives to make our community a better place for all people.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My mother. She was able to earn her PhD and work full time while ensuring her children were successful and loved. Throughout her life she has served the underserved, creating programs and serving on boards to help children and the disabled.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest achievement is the work I’ve done with other women in our community to promote and mentor young women in architecture, design, engineering and construction. Seeing positive results from these efforts is incredibly rewarding.

Featured Project Name: 

IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union Headquarters

 

Featured Project Location: 

Moline

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Senior Interior Designer

Featured Project Description:

Sited adjacent to the Mississippi River, this 92,000-square-foot campus offers sweeping river views. The building physically consolidated 300 employees from other locations. The design helped them connect by creating moments of collaboration throughout, from its wide communication stairway to coffee-shop style oases on three floors. Daylighting streams into every workspace. Amenities include a member zone, fitness area, café, and indoor and outdoor community spaces.

Photography Credit:

AJ Brown Imaging

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