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2022 Designer of the Year – Kia Weatherspoon

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen sits down with Kia Weatherspoon, president of Washington, DC-based Determined by Design, who was recently named 2022 Designer of the Year. Determined by Design specializes in the creation of beautiful, functional, and stimulating interior spaces that enable the progress of people and their neighborhoods. The SCAD professor and her team provide full-service interior design for multifamily affordable and supportive housing properties, boutique hotels, and small businesses located in economically challenged and emerging communities—driven by a commitment to establish exceptional interior design as a standard for all, rather than a luxury for few. From real estate developers to architects, and property owners to entrepreneurs, the firm collaborates with many who share a common vision of uplifting lives and enriching places.