Who We Are
About Us
IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists.

We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, & our communities.

Through innovation, research, and building on smart, highly creative solutions that embody our clients’ brands, we advance the field. As an employee-owned firm, our diverse and multi-talented professionals are passionate, intense, and deeply client focused.

We’re inspired working alongside our clients to resolve complex issues and design highly energized environments where people thrive. Through our work we strive to share our passion with our clients.


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Our shared values and traits inspire and ground us.

They underscore who we are and how we work. To celebrate team and location, we challenged each IA office to interpret and riff on one of our values or traits.

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Orange County

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Raleigh

San Francisco

Seattle

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Toronto

Washington, D.C.


Values and Traits

Client-Focused

We arrive at inspired and lasting solutions by translating needs into action.

Our People

We commit to hiring, nurturing, and working with the best and treating everyone with respect.

Sustainable

We create the latest thinking for wellness and environmental practices, as responsible stewards for people, resources, and communities.

Multi-Faceted

We bring the best ideas and solutions to the table, crafted by different people from different places with different perspectives.

Integrity

Our ethical business practices guide all our interactions. We stake our reputation on doing the right thing.

Passionate

We love what we do and come to work every day with unparalleled vigor, drive, and dedication.

Dedicated

We’re committed, reliable, and trusted – all hallmarks of how we do business.

Invested

As an employee-owned firm, we’re hands-on. We do what it takes to get the right result.

Agile

Nimble, quick, and efficient, we anticipate needs and seek opportunities. We resolve issues with a sense of urgency across all levels.

Influential

As strategic thinkers, we define the conversation and set standards through our transformative work. As such, we shape the global design dialogue.

Listeners

We actively engage in this process to truly understand marketplace and individual needs.

Unpretentious

We’re confident, level-headed, and humble enough to know that our clients as partners are the stars. As such, we take our work seriously, not ourselves. We want what’s best for clients.


IA's Leadership
IA’s leadership is collaborative, directed by co-presidents and chief executive officers David Bourke and Tom Powers. They work with chief operating officer Mick McCullough, chief financial officer Joe McClelland, our executive committee and the managing principals and directors of each IA office, and other practice areas complete the leadership team.

“As co-presidents/CEOs, we are committed to continuing the legacy of our founder, David Mourning, to support our clients’ business objectives by enhancing the design and performance of their work environments. Together, we will lead IA into its next evolution while serving our global clients with forward-thinking adaptable solutions that support their complex needs.” — David Bourke and Tom Powers

David Bourke
Co-President & CEO
202.945.6510
d.bourke@interiorarchitects.com
Tom Powers
Co-President & CEO
312.488.5222
t.powers@interiorarchitects.com