Name: Linda Scainetti
Company Name: Designworks LPS, LLC
Years in your current field: 21
What professional organizations or associations are you a member of? NCIDQ, CIBS
What was your most notable project 2017?
I was very fortunate in 2017 to have worked with so many wonderful business owners who entrusted me with designing their office space. My most notable project in 2017 was designing the new corporate office of J Zanus Homecare. They purchased a 25,000 s/f, three-story building in Franklin Square which needed interior and exterior renovation. I met with all of the departments to determine their space requirements and created a space plan, construction drawings and interior design incorporating their company logo and colors into the space. We also specified their new furniture, signage and selected exterior building finishes. The client was very happy with the finished product which is always the goal at Designworks.
If you have had a mentor in your career, who was it and what did they teach you?
My mentor was my Dad, Jack Scainetti, who owned an architectural drafting business and gave me a great opportunity to work on interesting commercial projects with him while I was still in high school. It reinforced my desire to become a commercial interior designer.
What trends are you seeing so far this year in your field?
I’m seeing a trend towards the realization that a successful office space must be a combination of open, collaborative work spaces along with quiet rooms allowing employees to concentrate when needed..
When I am not working I am…
Looking for investment properties to renovate and rent or flip.. I spend a lot of time at my computer when at work and love having this interest where I can work with my hands whether it be demo, repairing or painting. I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing the transformation of a property and making it a nice place for someone to live.