Christina, having recently celebrated five years at her design firm McManaway Interior Design, has spent the past year educating herself on health and wellness in the built environment. To show her commitment to Wellness she recently became an accredited professional with the International Living Future Institute - ILFI (the organization that created The Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous green building standard).
While studying for her LFA she attended the ILFI’s Inaugural Cohort on Biophilic Design. The LFA program taught her about product ingredients, scientific-based wellness design principles, and the future of design.
Throughout her studies one thing became evident: the need for advocacy to promote health and wellness in the interior design industry. Christina founded of The Well Designer an advocacy initiative focusing on Wellness and Biophilic Design.
Along side working in her design firm to promote wellness with her clients, she speaks with fellow designers who reach out to her, collaborates with fellow Wellness Designers and contacts manufactures and auxiliary professionals to discuss the benefits Wellness and Biophilic Design.
History: Christina started her passion for art at a young age. As a fine arts photographer, she won several awards and has had her work published. Her love of our lead her to interior design when she was taking art classes at a local college then enrolled in the design program. While on vacation, she can be found with her Rolleiflex and infrared camera in hand.