Verda Alexander, M.F.A., M.L.A., is co-founder of Studio O+A. For 25 years Studio O+A has created environments that have changed how work and workplace are defined. From Microsoft to Facebook, Nike to Yelp, Cisco to Uber—O+A has translated those individual cultures into physical space. Verda’s recent projects include two showrooms for Kimball Office, and a pop-up for IIDA at Neocon. This spring Studio O+A received the Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Interior Design. In 2015 Verda Alexander and partner Primo Orpilla were inducted into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame; and Contract Magazine awarded them Designer of the Year in 2012.
Verda is currently working on expanding the dialogue between design and the arts. Some of her current creative projects include a dinnerware series, a public art project in Washington, patterns developed from weavings, and a mobile co-working office.