2023 HXD Power Hour

Presented by the AIA Houston Interior Architecture Committee

September 21, 2023
7:30 AM


Power Hour - Find Your Professional Power Hack

Transforming day-to-day drab to a SuperPower!

Wake up to new and fresh ideas and hacks about refocusing, transforming, and finding your SuperPower.  Learn from design professionals how they take day-to-day drab to tricks, tips, and hacks to a creative design.  Hear about hacks for teamwork, presentations, design, and personal approaches to their style.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Kirksey Architecture, Conference Center
6909 Portwest Drive
Houston Texas 77024

7:30 AM Register, Networking, Coffee, and Breakfast
8:00 AM Power Hour Panel Begins

Breakfast items will be available


Amy Lopez

Amy Hursh Lopez CHID, IIDA |  McCoy Rockford, Executive Vice President, Healthcare and Life Science Market, Design & Brand Experience

As an Executive Vice President, Amy leads the Healthcare | Life Science team which includes the Texas Medical Center location, Idea Collider. She also oversees the McCoy Rockford team of talented designers that are located in Austin, Houston and the Philippines as well as the overall Marketing | Brand Experience for the commercial interiors corporation.

McCoy-Rockford Inc. is Texas’ largest single-source provider of commercial interior products and services for commercial furniture, flooring, and architectural solutions. We’re more than a provider of commercial furniture solutions. We’re a team of trusted advisors, leveraging our comprehensive suite of services to meet your immediate needs and grow with you as your objectives evolve. Commercial Interiors done right by a full-service furniture dealer



Amy Lopez

Sherri Shafiei​​​​ | Page,  Principal Lead Interior Designer

Working with you and developing your vision into a reality is what Sherri loves to do! Interior design has a direct effect on people and the environments they use every day. She thrives on designing solutions that surpass clients’ expectations and create spaces that everyone – patients, families, and staff – can enjoy. The people and how they will experience a space inspire her, whether it be an emergency department or a community center. Healthcare encompasses different aspects of design. From workplace and clinical to retail and dining to respite and wellness, you can find various design focuses all in one building.  Sherri challenges herself every day to see what interior design can do and push beyond what’s possible to deliver a great project with the best results.

Steve Kopp

Steve Kopp, AIA, ACHA, Interior Design

Steve has devoted his career to designing spaces that heal, comfort, and enable people to live their healthiest, best lives. A medical planner and interior architect, he is widely recognized for his ability to uncover the intimate and often unarticulated needs of patients, families and care teams—and translate them into interior environments that play a direct role in the healing process.

For Steve, his work is about more than design. It’s about creating environments that act as a canvas for the human experience. His work spans the gamut of healthcare facilities, from pediatric hospitals and outpatient clinics to buildings for health education and research. Regardless of project type, he brings the latest evidence-based research—and endless amounts of heart—to create

Vy Truong

Vy Truong, Co-Owner and Principal of Very Handsome Studio, our resident Color-maximalist.
Vy is a University of Houston College of Architecture and Design Alumni and has 7 years of experience in the Design industry, focusing on Hospitality and Commercial Design. She provides initial grand concepts for each project and speaks through color.

Stephanie Carraway

Stephanie Carraway | HOK, Interior Designer
Stephanie Carraway has been in the design field for 10 years. Her husband and son keep her on her toes while juggling home/work balance. Designing has been her passion since I was eight years old when she would rearrange her mother's living room furniture while she was out grocery shopping; to having cut-outs of her furniture in her room to space plan for a new layout. She continues to endeavor learning and understanding design for a better experience for all users.

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