IIDA New York Leadership Profile: Alexandria Davis 2023

Alexandria Davis

Name: Alexandria Davis

Title: President, IIDA NY

Company: IA Interior Architects

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Washington, DC

Title: Designer, Senior Associate 

Education: : BFA, Art History - Penn State University; MA, Interior Design – GW University

First job: Studio Assistant

First job in real estate or allied field: Design Intern

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I design commercial interior spaces with an emphasis on workplace strategies and serve as President for the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) NY Chapter. I plan to continue building connections for and across the industry. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? Music and discovering new restaurants.

Favorite book or author: “Illusions” - Richard Bach

Favorite movie: “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once”

Favorite streaming series: “New Girl” and “Kingdom”

One word to describe your work environment: Adaptive

Rules to live by in business: “Argue for your limitations and they are yours.” Be curious, honest and empathetic.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Michelle Obama at a favorite NY spot. 

What is your DREAM job? Art theft investigation.