Andra Birkerts Design is a full service interior design firm specializing in residential projects. Founded in 1992, we have developed in response to clients’ needs for unique, customized and wonderful environments. Our design sensibility integrates real life solutions filtered through our knowledge of art, design, and architecture, with a focus on the importance of beauty in one’s environment. Each project is undertaken with a fresh eye and a new slate. We don’t use recurring themes or schemes. Our work is always tailored to the project and a reflection of our clients’ individual taste and desires. There is not an ABD “look”, though people often comment that a solution is “so Andra”. We take that as a complement. The signature elements of our work are spaces that are at once sophisticated, eclectic, soothing, cozy, colorful, and yes, even surprising. Unpredictable solutions should be inviting and comfortable. Formal spaces need not be stiff, informal rooms can be elegant and sophisticated. Clients’ needs and desires come first; ABD stylish, imaginative, and delightful solutions strive to appeal to clients’ dreams.
Andra graduated from University of Michigan with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts and earned an MFA in Painting from the Nova Scotia College of Art. Her European heritage and family commitment to the arts have been an important influence on Andra’s work. She has taught drawing, worked at Arrowstreet Inc. in Cambridge, and was a founding partner of Linea5 Inc., .an architecture and design firm where she managed the interiors department. Andra has been recognized for excellence in several fields: painting, graphic design, and interior design.
Avery graduated, magna cum laude, from Endicott College with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Avery’s prior experience includes hand drafting & rendering for a residential architecture firm and interior design work for an AD Top 100 firm located in NYC. She is an accomplished professional wedding photographer.
Stacey is a graduate of the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University where she studied Interior Design and received a Master of Arts. While a full-time graduate student, Stacey worked for design retailers in the Boston area providing creative solutions for a variety of projects. Prior to this she obtained her Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design from UMass Dartmouth.
Karen brings over 20 years of training and background in both Architecture and Interior Design to the office. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University at Illinois at Chicago and a BA from Northwestern University. Karen is a registered architect in Massachusetts and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects since 2005.
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Harris has worked in business and design for many years. He retired from his family’s wholesale distribution business in 2004 and joined ABD to manage finance and operations.