LEAD Class of 2020

Melanie Chamoff, IIDA

Concentration: Interior Design
College/University: Wentworth of Institute of Technology

Q: Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?
A: When I was growing up, I had an interest in space planning and interior renovations. I found interior design to be the profession that I could make a career out of doing what I enjoy.

Q: What is one piece of advice you wish you could have given yourself when you were just beginning your career?
A: Not everything needs to be perfect.

Q: What is the most important skill you have honed over the years?
A: Integration of MEP systems into the design of the space. Its thinking about how these little details come together in the final product.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish as part of the IIDA LEAD program?
A: I hope to gain clarity on what it takes to be an effective leader.

Q: What is your favorite part of being an IIDA New England member?
A: Meeting other designers within our industry.