COLUMBIA, SC – Quackenbush Architects + Planners is pleased to welcome Brenna Milne, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, to the firm as interior designer.
Named by the Orlando Business Journal as among the “Next Generation of Design,” Milne has 10 years of experience managing a variety of educational and corporate projects. Most recently, she was a senior interior designer and project manager at HKS Architects, Inc., in Orlando, FL, where she assisted in creating a live-learn community environment in a 244,000-square-foot student housing facility at Florida International University. The design, which houses 620 students, includes a variety of multi-functional common areas, including academic support, retail, food service, recreational facilities and a parking garage. The building earned a LEED Silver Certification and received the Orlando American Institute of Architects Design Excellence Award for outstanding architectural achievement.
Another project where Milne took a lead design role includes creating a flexible work-play environment for the tech firm Power DMS in the Orlando historic Church Street Exchange. Milne’s design throughout the 13,200-square foot office building includes themed “neighborhoods” featuring a main commons area with a full commercial grade kitchen and bar area to a wellness room that transforms into a serene environment with massage services. At Q+ Milne will focus on educational projects and on developing the firm’s corporate interiors practice.
Milne is credentialed by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), the industry’s highest standard of excellence in the practice of interior design. NCIDQ represents a designer’s knowledge and proficiency in the latest interior design principles and practices as well as competency with contract documents, administration and decision-making skills, says firm President Doug Quackenbush. “Brenna’s portfolio reflects the kind of innovative design that illustrates where spaces, whether work or play, are heading,” he says. “Her experience is particularly valuable as we grow our corporate practice.”
Milne also is a member of the International Interior Design Association and is a licensed interior designer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Florida State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
“We’re thrilled to have a design professional like Brenna join our Q+ team,” Quackenbush says. “Her creative designs reflect our ideas about design as an integral part of architecture and as advancing the integrity of interior space.”