Linda joins OKW Architects as Managing Director of Interior Architecture, and will be leading the firm’s expansion of our Interiors practice. As a licensed architect and 27-year veteran of the profession, Linda brings extensive experience in corporate, workplace, hospitality, retail and adaptive re-use projects. She is the Chair of the Programs Committee for CREW Chicago, and is a member of the Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope annual fundraiser.
Linda earned her architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University in Executive Management for Design and Construction.
I am currently reading: Leading with Strategic Thinking by Olson & Simerson for my Leadership class, and Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers by Droms & Wright for my Finance class (I’ll let the reader decide which I think is more interesting!) I also just finished a biography on Elon Musk, and for fun (as if!), am halfway through Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I read a LOT.
If I were not an architect, I would be: A cruise director, because I love helping people have fun and I love to travel.
Outside of work, you can find me: Restoring our 1853 timber-framed farmhouse in New Troy, Michigan, then relaxing in the hammock on the screen porch overlooking the wetlands after a hard day of labor.