Sue Kerns, a principal in the Portland office, was drawn to interior design for the opportunity to solve problems and create exciting interior environments for a building’s occupants. With 39 years of experience, Sue’s body of work includes establishing the detailing, color palette, furnishings, materials, and finishes for corporate offices, higher education buildings, healthcare facilities, libraries, conference centers, and athletic clubs. She works closely with clients to understand their goals and provide them with original and imaginative environments that foster collaboration and increase efficiency, while enhancing user satisfaction. Inspired by creative and motivated individuals, Sue seeks them out in her travels, endeavoring to gain new perspectives in different environments. Her recent work with the Port of Portland Headquarters and Twelve | West Building, both LEED Platinum certified projects, has resulted in multiple national honors, including the American Institute of Architects COTE Top Ten Green Project Award and the International Interior Design Association / Metropolis Magazine Smart Environments Award. Sue received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.