Kathleen Lepley Joins IA’s New York Office as Project Director

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Continuing IA Interior Architects’ strong commitment to the New York City community, we are pleased to announce that Kathleen Lepley, AIA, LEED AP, CDT has joined the firm as Project Director. Kathleen brings over 25 years of experience in interior architectural design for a range of international space types, including workplace, retail, healthcare, higher education, and civic. Her primary focus will be on expanding IA's presence in the local market and managing complex projects.

Kathleen is an active mentor, inspiring and motivating her team by offering and supporting creative design and planning decisions that are in-line with clients' project goals, schedules, and budgets, all with a rigorous, detail-oriented approach. She is a licensed architect in New York, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Construction Documents Technologist. She is also a member of the Society of American Registered Architects, the American Institute of Architects, and the Construction Specifications Institute.

“I am very excited to be joining IA and the wonderful group of talented, creative, and dedicated architects and interior designers who clearly value their relationships with their clients and are enthusiastic about serving their needs." – Kathleen Lepley



IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.



IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.



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