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Kia Weatherspoon
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ABOUT Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID, has spent the last 15 years defying every design stereotype. The most damaging—interior design is a luxury reserved for a few. Her voice, advocacy for Design Equity™, and design practice have shifted the narrative, making interior design a standard for all. Kia is challenging the lack of these standards in economically challenged communities. Her presence and leadership have created ripples, prompting housing developers, agencies, and industry partners in economically challenged communities to not just take notice of her work—but to do better.

Kia Weatherspoon is Founder + Principal at Determined by Design, a D.C.-based interior design and firm, which centers their work around deign equity. Kia is adamant change is possible when difficult conversations happen. She has them every day, as a female leader of color, speaker, educator, and mentor who exemplifies what’s possible for those who are determined by design.
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Archer Park Archer Park Momentum @ Shady Grove Momentum @ Shady Grove Momentum @ Shady Grove Capital Vista Community In addition to running a design practice, she serves as student advisory chair for ASID, works as an adjunct professor, and sits on the board of directors for Room to Rebloom, a nonprofit organization that provides design services to victims of domestic violence, helping women rebuild their lives. Learn More

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