Recognized for her innovative design solutions and creative problem solving, Lynnette has established herself as a sought-after professional in the interior design sector.
Before starting her own consulting firm, Lynnette spent the last 30 years on teams throughout the education and commercial design fields, using this extensive experience to build her successful career.
Space Planning & Furniture Design
After graduating from Ohio University in the late 1980’s, she took a position with a furniture dealership, where she began to build the foundation of her experience by learning first-hand the complexities of furniture design and procurement processes.
Lynnette spent the next decade at a prominent Columbus A/E firm, Fanning Howey, Inc. During this season of her career, she focused on designing K-12 schools at a pivotal time when Ohio developed new school standards, all while ensuring that state funding was used in an efficient and impactful manner.
After her time at Fanning Howey, Lynnette spent 20-years at Ohio University in the Facilities Planning Office as Senior Project Manager and Director of Interiors. Lynnette had the opportunity to study the academic end users, enhancing her deep understanding of how to design for each discipline. As the university grew, so did the opportunities to plan or oversee many key projects throughout the campus.
Most recently, Lynnette has assisted the Interior Architecture program as an adjunct professor. Bringing practical application to the students has been a fulfilling and rewarding experience.
Lynnette and her husband, Dean, both have a passion for design and restoration of historic homes. Their complete renovation of two turn-of-the-century homes in the Denison Place community near Victorian Village in Columbus, was a turning point in the revitalization of the neighborhood.Lynnette and Dean have two children, Noah and Micaiah and live in Athens OH.
Continued Education and Certification
|LEED BD&C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Building, Design and Construction) Accreditation June 2009, renewed September 2017Ohio Facilities Commission/ State of Ohio Architect’s Office – Certification of Higher Institutions for Local Administration (Cert. #2005-029) 2005NCIDQ (National Certification for Interior Design Qualifications) 1997 ( Cert. # 13687)|
Outstanding Design for American School and University Magazine 2017, OU McCracken Hall
Boyd Hall Campus Dining and Market feature project in Food Service Equipment and Supplies
Publication for innovation in design and delivery of university dining, February 2016.
Honorable Mention for American School and University Magazine, Dublin Scioto High School,1995
Quoted in “Interiors Innovators” article in Buildings Magazine, April 2005
Quoted in “Schoolhouse Rocks” article in Buildings Magazine, August 2005
Professional/ Community Involvement
|Ohio University – Senior Leadership and Development Program September 2017-April 2018 Athens City Schools Facilities Steering Committee, September 2016 – March 2017 Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Board Member January 2016 – December 2019 Neocon, Presentation of Boyd Hall Renovation, June 2016 ABC Players, Costume Director for Children’s plays, 2010-2014 SCUP (Society of University Planners) North Central Regional Committee Chair 2010-2017 Ohio University – hosted NoName 2012 Facilities Conference – served as onsite planner Ohio University Sustainability Committee Chair of Buildings and Grounds Group 2011 No Name Conference, Beyond the Box, Boston, MA 2011 – presentation “Redefining the Student Dining Experience”|