Senior Project Designer/Manager
Don cofounded the nationally recognized design firm Interior Directions, Inc., and managed that firm for 20 years, before its merger with Swope Design Group in 1998. He was a winner of Interiors Magazine’s National Award for Adaptive Re-Use for the law offices of Barnett & Alagia and was also responsible for the design of a long list of some of Louisville’s finest restaurants, including Park Place. Since joining Swope, Don had served as senior project designer on such successful projects as the offices of Glenview Trust; Ventas, Inc. (Louisville); Blue Equity; and the law offices of Tachau, Maddox, Hovious & Dickens. Don was a U.S. Army veteran of the war in Vietnam and had served on the University of Louisville’s design faculty. He was also Ann Swope’s first employer and mentor upon her graduation from college in 1982.
Don passed away on 4/24/15. And while this is a source of great sorrow for all who knew him, Don’s gracious spirit and commitment to design excellence lives on at Swope Design Group.