Laura is a certified interior designer and Virginia native who graduated cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Interior Design. After working in Washington, DC with a portfolio of federal and corporate clients, she moved to New York City where she served as an Associate Interior Designer for a decade at an internationally renowned firm. Laura honed a deep expertise in workplace design through projects for Fortune 500 companies in the international banking, fashion, advertising, and corporate sectors. She received national and international awards for design excellence, and served on the Board of Directors for the New York Office of Professions for Interior Designers. Laura is recognized for her strengths in space planning and building analytics, and frequently consults with companies seeking to make wise real estate decisions. Now Laura brings her almost twenty years of experience to co-leading ENV’s Richmond, Virginia office.
At ENV, we’ve built a talented team with a reputation for designing solutions that work in the real world.
We know that the best projects are collaborative, and we make a point to listen, ask tough questions, and share insights along the way. Clients trust our principal-led teams to deliver projects on time, on budget, and as promised.
Lucy received her BFA from the University of Virginia with a major in studio art and a minor in architecture. After her undergraduate studies, Lucy moved to New York City and worked for a high-end residential interior design firm for two years before moving back to her hometown in Richmond, VA to pursue her graduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Master’s Degree in interior design with honors. During her time at VCU, Lucy received the Commonwealth of Virginia Arts Award as well as the Phi Kappa Phi: School of the Arts Award for Graduate Studies. In addition to her accolades, she collaborated with various VCU faculty in a graduate arts research grant and concentrated on designing an art therapy space for adults in recovery for her graduate thesis. Lucy has strong skills with materials and finishes, and brings vast furniture knowledge to all her projects.
In her spare time, Lucy enjoys painting with oils, but most of all, she loves taking her dog on long walks along the Buttermilk Trail with her fiancé.
Richard is currently a student at VCUarts where he is finishing his Masters of Fine Art (First-Professional) in Interior Design. Prior to relocating to Richmond, VA and re-igniting his studies in design, he was a visiting student at the MIT Media Lab, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard where he participated in graduate level summer intensive studios in architecture.
Richard is particularly interested in the intersecting fields of human centered design, social justice, design strategy, and technology. Richard’s previous career was in nonprofit management where he worked with art and design focused organizations in Boston, MA and Cleveland, OH. During his free time, he enjoys volunteering, traveling, hiking and biking the Virginia Capitol Trail.
Whitney is a registered architect (AIA), certified interior designer (CID/NCIDQ), and LEED accredited professional. Her love of design began early, and has grown into a lifelong passion. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Interior Architecture. Her range of experience from corporate interiors, government agencies, developers, and large financial institutions brings vast knowledge to all her projects. Several of Whitney’s designs have won awards in the Virginia region; her pursuit of excellence is relentless. A self-professed “lighting nerd”, her focus on architectural lighting greatly enhances her work and creates unique experiences for her clients. As a project manager, she’ll help guide you through a seamless construction process and lead you every step of the way. While working at ENV in New York City, Whitney was impressed with the culture and unique talent and is now co-leading ENV in Richmond, VA.
A mom of two, Whitney enjoys urban living in a 1910 row house in Richmond’s historic Fan district, as well as sarcasm, fashion, and a local brew on the river.