Sylvia Hajo, Senior Associate Principal


Ms. Hajo is a registered Interior Designer 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 and beverage. In her 24+ year career, she has managed, designed and specified over $60MM of furniture budgets.

Sylvia’s work at IBI Group focuses on K-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.

 Notable Projects – IBI Group 

  • Friendswood High School, Friendswood ISD (NTMA Award)
  • Created an interior design prototype, HomeTown Bank
  • Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School, Pasadena ISD
  • Executive Building and Department Build-Outs, Port of Houston Authority
  • Housman Elementary School, Spring Branch ISD (IIDA Design Excellence Award)
  • Spring Branch Elementary School, Spring Branch ISD (The National Terrazzo Mosaic Association Award NMTA)
  • Developed District standards for FF&E and finishes, San Jacinto College District

Notable Career Projects

  • Cinco Ranch Public Library
  • Houston Community College Executive Offices
  • Memorial Hermann Katy and Sugarland Hospitals FF&E
  • Exposition Center Concessions, NRG Park
  • Public Bars / Private Suites, NRG Stadium
  • Sam Houston Race Park Public Spaces
  • William P. Hobby Airport Retail Stores, World Duty Group

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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