HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IA Interior Architects (IA) is pleased to announce the opening of its Houston, Texas office and to introduce the leadership team. The office is located at Two Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street, Suite 1600, Houston, TX 77002.
Russell Manthy will lead the office as Managing Director, and Lisa Alfonso, AIA who has recently come to IA, will join the leadership team as Project Director.
"Expanding IA's practice in Texas by opening an office in Houston has long been an IA goal, and we're extremely fortunate to have an outstanding team for the challenge. With Russell and Lisa, we've brought together the best of IA and the best of Houston to serve our clients, and we are thrilled," states Executive Director, Tom Powers.
A graduate in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Manthy comes to Houston from IA's Chicago office. His 25 years of project management, commitment to client service, and focus on client relationships span a significant range of project types and industries, including legal services, technology, manufacturing, educational and financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.
"We are very excited to be in the Houston market and bring the IA platform to serve existing and new clients here. IA's integrated workplace design can provide clients with a unique and highly interactive approach to the development of great environments," says Mr. Manthy.
Ms. Alfonso, a graduate of Texas A&M, College of Architecture, has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of corporate interiors for national and international clients, and an in-depth understanding of the Houston real estate market, where she has long been a significant presence and active in the community.
"I'm delighted to be a part of IA and bring IA's passion for design and global expertise to Houston. I think it will be a great pairing," notes Ms. Alfonso.
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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, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, 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 www.interiorarchitects.com.
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