SWBR Promotes Designer with Over 30 Years of Design Experience
Rochester Chamber Partner member SWBR announced the promotion of Diana Kalvitis-Pannone, CID, LEED Green Associate, ASID, to Interior Design Department Manager. Most recently, she served as Senior Interior Designer and has been with SWBR since 1987. As a Certified Interior Designer and Associate of the firm with 30 years of experience, Kalvitis-Pannone designs innovative and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces that function for the end user. She has a broad range of project experience including K-12 and higher education, senior living, libraries, theaters, churches, retail establishments and industrial facilities.
“Diana’s enthusiasm and passion for functional, innovative, unique and smart design has brought positive energy to SWBR,” says SWBR President Tom Gears. “She is eager to continue to raise the bar for creative design, project team communication and Interiors growth.”
In her new role, she will continue to serve as a lead designer on key projects. She’ll manage work load, project distribution and strategic planning for interior design projects and serve as a mentor and advisor to the firm’s eight-person design team.
Kalvitis-Pannone’s colleagues call her a “problem solver that often thinks outside the box to achieve the perfect functional space with the appropriate aesthetic appeal.”
Notable projects Kalvitis-Pannone has worked on or managed include Roberts Wesleyan College’s Crothers Science and Nursing Center, Rochester School for the Deaf, McQuaid Jesuit High School, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, Monroe Community College, SUNY Geneseo Bailey Hall, Fairport Public Library, and American Packaging Manufacturing.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (FIDER Accredited Professional Program) from Syracuse University. Kalvitis-Pannone is a Certified Interior Designer in New York State, professional member of American Society of Interior Designers and resides in Webster.
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