EL Questionnaire 2019

Name: Charlotte Noyes
Company: Elkus Manredi Architects
Concentration: Corporate and Commercial Interiors, some Higher Ed and Retail
College/University: The George Washington University
Year(s) of Graduation: 2015

What is your strongest personal quality?: Fierce Curiosity
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: Vast knowledge of furniture products and providers along with being a test fit aficionado
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: Magical Moving Polly Pocket (Magnetic)
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader? Learn the type of leader I am and embrace the style bringing higher leadership role opportunities.
What's your go-to for de-stressing?: Watching Real Housewives of…with a glass of chardonnay
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: Revit for projects, Sketchup for quick thoughts or ideas
Are you usually early or late?: On time
What three things are in your bag?: Airpods, Bite Agave Lip Balm, business cards
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member? Being a part of a larger network with many events and opportunities to make new connections.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: Beginning at the age of four, I would show my mom crayon drawings of floor plans of my room detailing the location of my teddy bear and blanky. I have always loved composing furniture arrangements and changing the color of my rooms, which I did many times.  My hands-on experience taught me how different a little paint chip compares to a full room of a color (tip: Friendly Frog never needs to be on all walls). Since then I have studied and practiced interior design and I still love every aspect of interior design.