Kathy Booker, ASID, IIDA, CID, CAPS

School: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (B.S. Architecture), Pepperdine University (MBA)
Company: SideDoor Design Studio
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 791-9053
Email: kathy@sidedoordesignstudio.com
Website: sidedoordesignstudio.com

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Designer Profile

ASID/OC Finance Director 2015-2017
Certified Interior Designer

A design professional with over 20 years of experience, Kathy has designed and managed projects at all stages, from discerning client needs and scope, through implementation and punch of final product installation. Strong communication skills combined with involvement that includes facilitating focus groups with employees, leading project teams, and tracking project communications result in projects that truly reflect client needs. Kathy has effectively planned, managed, and implemented a variety of projects of all sizes in fast-paced corporate environments.

Kathy earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and studied architecture and design in Copenhagen, Denmark for a year. She later earned an MBA from Pepperdine University. Out of college, Kathy started working in architectural firms and began to focus on interior spaces and their relationships with the people living and working in them. Her work in space planning and office design is a natural progression of this interest, and she specializes in finding workspace solutions that facilitate productivity and collaboration between employees.

Services Offered

SideDoor Design Studio was founded by designers Kathy Booker and Carolyn Scroggs while struggling to find resources for aging family members. They found that although many individual products and services exist, there are many meetings and much coordination for a homeowner to attend to. As former project managers for a Fortune 400 company, they combined their interior design talents and "get it done" project successes to provide a much-needed service could be made available to the growing number of people that want to make their homes a part of their future. With a passion for making functional design beautiful as well as accessible, their goal is to make your home a special place where you can enjoy your independence for years to come.

Awards & Publications

First Place, 2015 Wine and Design Competition, ASID/Orange County
Certified Aging In Place Specialist, NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)
Certified Interior Designer, CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Qualification)
Certified by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
Professional Member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
Professional Member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association)

Presentation/Test Kitchen
Employee gathering/cafe' space
Office of the CEO, Taco Bell
Collaborative space at Verengo Solar
New break area at Verengo Solar
3-D Rendering - Workstation Layouts
Employee Lounge, Taco Bell
Offices and Workstations - Collaborative Arrangement
Private Office
Test Kitchen, Taco Bell International
Drop-in meeting room
Fitness Center
Presentation Kitchen, Taco Bell
Presentation Kitchen
Executive Office
Collaborative Coffee House Meeting Room
Employee Lounge
Restaurant Help Desk
Raised seating area in Dining Center that doubles as stage for large events
Informal Teaming Space
Meeting Alcove in Lobby
Executive Office
Test Kitchen - Corridor