HRI Hires New Director of Design

HRI Design is thrilled to announce our new Director of Commercial Design – Carla Idrogo, IIDA, NCIDQ


As HRI Design continues to refine its capabilities as a multi-disciplinary Interior Design firm, the company reviewed many candidates to oversee their ever-growing Commercial design studio.  The task to find a thought leader, with similar core values, and (most importantly), impeccable design vision, was a near impossible feat!  However, after much searching we are proud to announce the appointment of Carla Idrogo IIDA, NCIDQ, as the Director of HRI Design’s Commercial Studio. Carla brings with her two decades of design experience from the Bay Area. Her primary area of focus at HRI Design will be to aid in the strategic development and expansion of HRI’s Commercial Design Studio.


As a strategic thinker, Carla incorporates a holistic perspective of Interiors based on a thorough design process from nearly 20 years of experience. She possesses over 2M SF of Commercial Workplace practice for clients in tenant, owner/developer + owner/operator sectors; and is enthused to support HRI’s unique offering of Commercial, Merchandising, and Residential markets.


“As Director of Design, I act as a creative leader who understands that nothing of importance gets done alone.  I enjoy the interactive design process and will openly steer internal team creative sessions — a catalyst for design exploration, strategy, and schematics,” states Carla.


Carla understands the value of interior architectural integrity; determining the principles for project development, implementation and execution with an emphasis on the details. She recognizes that the pivotal role in creating solutions uses an integrated approach to begin the design phase -sometimes involving sketch paper and lumocolors. She is passionate about classic hand sketching as a tool that produces a level of play, curiosity and mindful exploration with the purpose of generating as many ideas as possible. This small but mighty exercise will raise the bar of HRI’s conceptual design strategies, allowing the company to deliver the most desirable ideas to all clients.


Her extensive experience across research and knowledge exchange, combined with her proven ability to delve into details and lead initiatives will help build on HRI Designs’ past success and deliver an exciting future for the firm.



About HRI Designs 

From residential to commercial spaces, HRI Design is a multi-disciplinary interior design firm with loyal connections and a national capacity to create new ones.  Our work is authentic, strong, thoughtful. Timeless yet evolving. Our clients look to us as thought leaders and that’s something we take very seriously.  To start a conversation with us visit our website at