Bobby Hill, IIDA
My design philosophy distinguishes between buildings that are built and occupied and buildings that are lived in. The very reason for a building – the client’s business objectives and needs – is the focal point of any design. I believe in reaching beyond the traditional and mainstream design trends to create a unique office space that the client feels comfortable working as well as living in. I value relationships and partnerships, and ultimately a shared understanding that reflects the client’s mission, culture, community, and ideals.
I was one of the founding members of IIDA in Dallas, Texas when it was organized, I wanted to part of the Organization that would define the Design industry and give me the credentials that would help set me apart from “decorators”. They have become much more than that over the years and have helped with legislation, education and a design
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I knew in 9th grade that I wanted to be in the “design” industry, I started taking mechanical drafting classes in high school and helped add an additional year to the curriculum with the school district. I gain a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas and after 9 years shifted over to the Interior Design side of the industry.
What is your favorite design element?
Color… I have always enjoyed letting color define the design. Whether wood, fabric, tile or paint color gives the materials and any space life.
Do you have a current obsession?
It has always been balancing my professional and personal life. Making sure I have the opportunity to recharge my perspective on work, family life and happiness.
Which super power would you like to have?
The power to get 8 hours of work done in 2 and have 10 hours to play.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Traveling to Italy to celebrate my daughters’ college graduation and to get my puppy “Abbey” on top of her first 14er!