28 May 2015

Steinberg’s interior design practice gains new leadership

LOS ANGELES — Steinberg, an international design firm, has named Charrisse Johnston as their Interior Design Practice Leader. She will be a Principal based in the Los Angeles office and will work firm-wide to strengthen Steinberg’s interior design capabilities. A recognized leader, Johnston will work closely with Principals, Project Managers, and Designers to bolster Steinberg’s ability to deliver sophisticated and world-class interior design product to its clients both regionally and globally.

“We are thrilled that Charrisse will lead the Interior Design Practice. We conducted an exhaustive search for someone who understands our clients’ workspace challenges and has an acute awareness of the value of design and how it affects the everyday experience of its users,” says David Hart, President & CEO. “The addition of Charrisse is a significant development for the firm. It represents our commitment to building practice areas in order to focus our expertise and ultimately deliver unparalleled service and design innovation to our clients worldwide.”

Charrisse was previously at Gensler for 9 years, where she served as the Studio Operations Leader for the Health & Wellness studio. She was also responsible for designing higher education and commercial workspaces and was project manager for Hyundai Capital’s projects worldwide, Herbalife’s projects across the United States, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Executive Offices. In addition, she led pro bono, community service, internship and professional licensure programs for Gensler’s Los Angeles office. Johnston earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins and an MBA in Management & Marketing from Columbia Business School.

Charrisse is a past ASID National Board member and currently serves on the UCLA Extension Dean’s Advisory Board and the Cal Poly Pomona & UCLA Extension Master of Interior Architecture Guidance Committee.


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