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Sylvia Fitzwater RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

Director of Interiors | Senior Associate Principal

Sylvia Fitzwater is a registered interior designer, NCIDQ certificate holder and LEED AP ID+C. She joined IBI Group in 2009 as Director of Interiors and is a Senior Associate Principal with the firm. Her previous design experience included commercial tenants, healthcare, hospitality, retail and food beverage. In her 27+ year career, she has managed, designed and specified over $180MM of furniture budgets. Next generation learning environments are her specialty and education is her passion.

Sylvia’s work at IBI Group focuses on PreK-12, higher education, FF&E consulting and commercial tenant projects. She plays a key role in all phases of the interior design process, specializing in creating material palettes that are innovative and support today’s learning environments.  In her designs, she tells her clients’ stories by mixing materials, colors, finishes and sustainable elements while respecting budgets. She has also worked on Houston Airport Systems projects for 20+ years and had unusual design opportunities of creating and renovating new tenant spaces she had previously designed for existing clients.

Her previous design experience included commercial tenants, healthcare, hospitality, retail and food beverage. Sylvia is actively involved with IIDA Houston Center holding numerous positions in the organization including Director, Communications Chair, Professional Panel Moderator of IIDA Student Day and GRA Chair. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Art Institute of Houston Interior Design Program, San Jacinto College Interior Design Program and ITT Technical Institute Technical Drafting Program.

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