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Interior Design Giants: A Weekend in Scottsdale


Once again, Wolcott earned a spot on the prestigious Interior Design Magazine’s Top 100 Interior Design Giants list. One of the perks of being a firm in the lineup is an invitation to participate in the “Giants of Design” conference which was held in Scottsdale, Arizona this year. Managing Principal, Amanda Kaleps and Design Lead, Pam Juba joined the ranks for a weekend of gripping presentations, lively panel discussions, networking with their peers and explorations of the local Scottsdale art and design scene.

The group heard from a number of inspiring artists, local designers, and architects that have overcome incredible challenges and nonetheless prevailed in unlikely or extremely difficult situations. Our team was particularly inspired to hear the story from Geranimo (Jihan Zencirli), a Los Angeles Artist who also made the trek to AZ to share the tale of her roots and how they led to her present passion of designing large scale, striking inflatable balloon art displays that integrate with their environment. Additionally she explained how she prevailed despite skepticism from others on her rocket ship path to success. Her tenacity in seeking out the cynics in her life has given her new friends and a different perspective of herself and the world around her.

Every year Wolcott is honored to be a part of the elite Interior Design Giants gathering. With each experience we come away feeling deeply inspired by our industry, full of the creativity it stirs within ourselves, and extremely passionate about our design tribe!