Tell us about your role at LS3P. K12 Interior Designer What’s inspiring you right now? The books I am reading right now. They really get my imagination going. What is your favorite hometown restaurant, and what should I order if I go there? Parker’s BBQ – Best Eastern NC Barbeque there is. What are the greatest challenges we’re facing in the industry? Not letting the situations of today (COVID) affect decisions we are making that will have longer impacts. Or, on the other hand, should we make decisions based on what we know now and hope they don’t have negative effects on the structures we are building to last decades? What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your role? Ask all the questions. There are no stupid questions, and no question is too small. They are all important to learning and growing. Find someone who will answer your questions. Find mentors within your job and outside of you job. It’s important to have clarity from someone with knowledge of you work life, and someone who can be unbiased. What are your top 3 “desert island” items? Survival Mode – Knife, Rope, Tarp. Vacation Mode – Sunscreen, Pizza, Book About Chelsea Chelsea Harrell brings more than five years of interior designer experience with a diverse perspective for creative, professional, and environmentally responsible design solutions. She collaborates with the architecture team to develop and detail design concepts, incorporating digital renderings, 3D models and concept plans to communicate design intent to the client. Her involvement includes all phases of project execution including programming, space planning, design, finish selection, permitting, and construction administration and coordination with consultants, contractor, and client. Chelsea approaches design projects with an open mind and a willingness to illustrate the effect of good design. In the last few years Chelsea has specialized in K-12 design working with school districts, the surrounding communities, and the internal school programs to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of students and administration. She is also heavily involved with the Carolinas IIDA chapter through advocacy and social media.