Frances Bruns, IIDA Joins IA Interior Architects as Managing Director

Oct 25, 2011, 18:02 ET from IA Interior Architects

DALLAS, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IA Interior Architects (IA) is pleased to announce that Frances Bruns, IIDA has joined the firm as Managing Director of IA's Dallas office.

Frances comes to IA after eleven years at HKS, Inc., where as Practice Area Leader, Commercial Interior Design Studio, she was responsible for all aspects of studio leadership, project direction, execution, and delivery. In addition, she focused on business development and nurtured strong relationships with clients and brokers, as well as collaboration among HKS offices.

Ms. Bruns has extensive experience working with corporate clients including Nissan, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, JCPenney, USAA, and Frito Lay. Her expertise, honed over sixteen years, encompasses all aspects of interior architecture from visioning and design to branding, workplace strategy, and client management. Her experience includes the realm of professional sports with work on the Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts).

A graduate of Texas A&M University, College of Architecture, Frances has served on the IIDA Dallas/Fort Worth City Center Board, currently serves on the Design Advisory Board of the University of North Texas, and participated in the Junior League of Dallas's fundraising efforts from 2000-2009.

"With her strong professional skills, focus on leadership, and ability to inspire those around her, Frances is an ideal fit for IA's Dallas office. We are very lucky and pleased to have her join us," notes David Mourning, President, CEO, IA Interior Architects.

"I am excited about joining the firm and extending IA's design leadership in my home town of Dallas," says Ms. Bruns.

About IA Interior Architects

Founded in 1984, IA Interior Architects is the first and largest global architectural firm focused exclusively on interior architecture and workplace strategies. IA helps clients in diverse markets worldwide align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space. IA has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC and has partner affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Australia, Canada, and Latin America through the IA Global Alliance. For more information, visit

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