Member Spotlight - Jen Nevil

March 13, 2019
As an Associate Principal and Interior Designer, Jen Nevil brings 19 years of experience in all aspects of the design process, from programming to construction administration including furniture and architectural product specification, procurement and in-field project management. Her strong listening and problem-solving skills inform her recommendations throughout a project. She is motivated to create solutions that deliver value while improving the user experience, well-being and business performance.

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Member Spotlight -  Q&A with Jen Nevil

Jen Nevil
Associate Principal and Interior Designer
BatesForum

Q:        When did you decide to get into the interior design industry? Was it always your focus?
 
A:         Initially, I thought I wanted to be an architect. As a child, I always loved building things. Once I reached high school, I realized commercial interior design was an alternative to architecture that deals more with the human interaction with space and I changed gears.
 
Q:        What are some of the things you love about your job?
 
A:         The honor of working with a variety of clients to impact improvement to their business and their employees. Problem-solving is one of my favorite challenges, and I get to do that all day long for a living!
 
Q:        This past year was a big year for you! Can you speak a little about your promotion and recent personal accomplishments?
 
A:         I was recently promoted to an Associate Principal, which requires internal nominations from my co-workers. This was a special honor! Also, I recently passed the WELL AP exam, which had been a personal and professional development goal for a little over a year!
 
Q:        Please name a few of the projects you’ve been involved in, specifically in the St. Louis area that you are proud of.
 
A:         I’m in the home stretch of wrapping up Pfizer’s new campus in Chesterfield. This has been a large part of the last two years. They are a fabulous group to work with and I’m excited for the workplace transformation they will experience once they move to their new facility! Another fun project I’ve been a part of is working with Third Degree Glass to finalize a lobby transformation for T-Rex. T-Rex has already worked with us to make the lobby much more inviting, and Third Degree is in the process of creating a custom glass sculpture to accentuate the space.
 
Q:        What is your CREW-St. Louis origin? When did you join? Why did you become a member?
 
A:         I joined in November 2017 after attending several events with my co-worker’s prompting (thank you Angie Earlywine)! I found the events to be superb to other organizations in regards to my professional growth. CREW-St. Louis is an amazing network of women and it has been great to meet so many more professionals as I’ve become more involved.
 
Q:        What was the first CREW-St. Louis event you attended and what were your  impressions?
 
A:         I volunteered at the 2016 Golf Tournament and then attended the 2016 Signature Event in November. The Signature Event was impressive, and I really enjoyed the speaker.
 
 
Q:         What other associations or volunteer activities are you involved with?
 
A:         Associations: USGBC (member), IIDA (attender). Rebuild St. Louis is an annual event BatesForum participates in and takes place in early May. This will be my second year helping.