SMBW Announces Promotion of Melinda Jeffries, NCIDQ, to Firm Associate

SMBW – January 28, 2019

SMBW is proud to announce that Melinda Jeffries, NCIDQ, has been promoted to an Associate in the firm. Jeffries, of Richmond, VA, first earned a B.S. in Biology, followed by a Master’s in Teaching from James Madison University in ’07 and ’08 respectively.  After having completed a Master’s in Fine Arts for Interior Environments at Virginia Commonwealth University, she began her career at SMBW and has been with the firm for over six years.  She continues to utilize her teaching skills through adjunct positions within the Interior Design Department at VCU.

Tamara Van Meter, Firm Principal and Head of Interiors: “Melinda’s background in teaching and science coupled with her artistic talent create the perform storm as a design leader.  She is a deeply analytical and strategic thinker which enable creative problem solving and design solutions.   Her engaging personality and communication style make her a natural mentor to our firm’s young designers as well as the regional design student community.  We are thrilled to welcome Melinda as an Associate of SMBW!”

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