FKP Architects Expands Interiors Group
FKP Architects recently expanded their interior design team with the addition of Shannon Dupras. Shannon has specific experience within the healthcare sector but will support the design and construction process for all project types at FKP. She comes to the firm from one of Houston’s largest corporate furnishing companies, where she honed her quality control skills to ensure furnishings field installation met performance requirements.
Shannon also has specific experience developing furniture standards for public and private hospitals. Prior to her furnishings stint, she worked for full service architecture firms to develop a solid foundation of design skills. FKP believes clients will reap the benefit of Shannon’s background.
“Coming from a furnishings background, Shannon has the kind of well-rounded experience you don’t always see in an interior designer,” Kristin Ledet, IIDA, FKP Architects Interior Design Manager, said. “She has a strong design sensibility combined with a command of furnishings that gives her a better sense of what will work within a given space. Shannon has had the unique opportunity to critically assess so many interior spaces, she knows how to optimize the space available to serve a specific function.”
Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Louisiana State University, with a minor in architecture history. She is active in the International Interior Design Association and is preparing to take the LEED Accredited Professional certification exam.
About FKP Architects
FKP Architects delivers more than architecture in the healthcare, research and education market sectors. The firm engages its promise of Transforming business by design® across all core services of architecture, interior design, equipment planning and operational consulting. FKP clients include top-tier pediatric healthcare institutions, community and academic medical campuses, and life science and higher education institutions. Recent representative projects include Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women in Houston, TX; Cook Children’s Medical Center North Tower and Dodson Medical Office Building in Dallas, TX; Children’s Hospital of Orange County Bill Holmes Tower, Orange, CA; and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Science and Computer Technology Building, Odessa, TX. For more information, visit www.fkp.com.