EL Questionnaire 2020


Name: Gloria Norris
Company: Fusion Design Consultants
Concentration: Corporate Interiors
College/University: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Year(s) of Graduation: 2017

What is your strongest personal quality?: I would have to say my determination. It resonates not only with my professional life, but my personal too.
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: I’m currently very proud that I can complete construction documents with little to no help for a variety of project types.
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: Polly Pockets
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader?: I hope to expand my network and translate what we’ve learned into healthy life-long habits and mindsets.
What's your go-to for de-stressing?: Honestly, cooking. You can’t focus on anything besides the recipe. If I can’t shut my brain off, I’ll mess up and wouldn’t be cooking with love/passion (which does affect how the food tastes, ya know!)
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: Revit all the way!
Are you usually early or late?: Early
What three things are in your bag?: Usually sticky notes, lots of pens, and random jewelry I took off throughout the day. 
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member?: The people! Boston is a great community and an exciting place to be starting out my career. Everyone is supportive and willing to offer their help and opportunities for all to grow.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: Lightning recap – it began in an 8th grade 3D modeling software class where I built a house and thought it was the best thing ever. I hovered between architecture and interior designer the rest of my education until senior year of high school when I interviewed professionals and teachers of both trades. It came down to me wanting to influence the built environment that everyone experiences and spends a lot of time in.