HDR Welcomes Lois Wellwood as Global Interior Design Director

Lois Wellwood
Lois Wellwood

Lois Wellwood, IIDA, IDC, has joined HDR as global interior design director. As a member of the architecture management team, Wellwood will promote and advance the firm's interior design services as part of its integrated, multidisciplinary design practice. Based in Chicago, she will work with teams across the globe. 

An award-winning designer, Wellwood previously led the growth and development of interior design practices at global companies, including SOM, NBBJ and Google. Having worked extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, Wellwood is recognized and respected for her intellect, creative problem-solving, design leadership, and grasp of emerging industry influences impacting clients.

She has extensive experience driving the contemporary workplace environment with transformational interior solutions.

"Over the last several years, our interior design practice has significantly grown and diversified," said HDR's Architecture President Doug Wignall. "Lois’s design talent and leadership, diverse experience across multiple markets, and focus on interdisciplinary design make her a great fit to lead the continued evolution and expansion of our practice.” 

Wellwood joins an interior design practice that has achieved top rankings and awards across sectors and has experienced significant growth, as evidenced by bookings, talent recruitment, and the addition of specialty studios in workplace and experience design. An accomplished design leader, Wellwood understands how to harness talent and inspire team performance and collaboration. Skilled at creating a culture of creative thinking, she will focus on evolving and expanding a focus on design excellence across multiple studios while achieving business objectives. 

“HDR is a firm uniquely suited to leverage vast cross-disciplinary collaboration with interior designers, architects, engineers and other design professionals to develop sustainable design solutions that inspire our clients towards new ideas and advance the profession,” shares Wellwood. “With an emphasis on bringing insightful design thinking to the forefront of every project, I look forward to nurturing and growing our integrated interior design practice.”

Known throughout the industry, Wellwood is a frequent speaker with outlets such as BuildEx, BisNow, and Interior Design Magazine and has been featured in the New York Times. Her award-winning work has been recognized by AIA, Interior Design Best of Year, IDC and ARIDO.