Jennifer Biggers is an Interior Designer based out of Arcturis’ Fort Worth office. She also has a Master’s in Architecture, and is in the process of taking her licensing exams. Jennifer is a great asset to our design team, and Arcturis is fortunate to have her.
What are your favorite design styles?
I prefer simplicity in design and those who know how to create a moment. I have visited Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Chicago, and Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Paris, and both Architects are able to capture this moment as you are walking along the tree lined trails, the path suddenly opens up and the homes are visible. In both instances, you are removed from the traffic and people that lie on the other sides of the tree and planted back into nature.
What are some of the design trends you’re seeing coming up in Texas?
Like everywhere else, clients are requesting more integration with technology and flexibility, especially when it comes to their personal workspace. Clients still want the open plan, but are realizing the need for privacy. DFW is one of the fastest growing cities, as a result, our clients are realizing the need to go above standard to retain their key staff members. As a result, lounge spaces and break areas have taken a higher importance than before. Lounge spaces take on more of a living room feeling with games and break areas provide snacks, better coffee, and spaces to work.
What are some interesting projects you’ve worked on?
I helped produce the construction drawings to restore one of the oldest courthouses in Texas, which was built in the late 1800’s. Field verifying that in the August Texas heat with hornet’s, who were living inside the building, was fun! I also worked on several detention and public safety buildings so we would tour local in-use facilities and would see how evidence and prisoners were processed into the system.
Do you have any pets?
I have a cat. Her name is Dani, after the boy from the Shining.
What are you listening to right now?
As I work I listen to Podcasts. I finished Dr. Death, about a local surgeon in Dallas, and have started Man in the Window.
If you weren’t doing what you’re doing, what field of work do you think you’d be in?
I would probably be a florist. That seems like a peaceful job.
Thank you for this quick conversation, Jennifer, and thank you for all you do to help make Arcturis great!