Title: Interior Designer
Company: Lombard Conrad Architects
Location: Rupert, ID
Education: BS in Interior Architecture & Design, Minor in Architecture, University of Idaho (2021); AA in Visual Art, College of Southern Idaho
Career History: Interior Designer, Lombard Conrad Architects (2021-Present)
Ariana G. Vega, Interior Designer at Lombard Conrad Architects, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of interior design.
Attributing her success to a strong educational foundation, Ms. Vega is the first-generation college graduate in her family—she earned an Associate in Arts in visual art from the College of Southern Idaho and then attended the University of Idaho, where she majored in interior architecture and design, minored in architecture, was honored with an Alumni Award in 2020, and ultimately graduated in 2021. Upon obtaining the latter degree, she began working as an entry-level interior designer at Lombard Conrad Architects, a Boise, Idaho-based architectural firm whose work spans commercial properties, health care facilities, education centers, police stations, and beyond.
In her role, Ms. Vega juggles various projects at a time, meets deadlines, addresses emails from clients, and works on presentations on the firm’s work for clients. She takes clients through the entire process from selecting finishes to designing floor plans to completion of the project; she finds their amazed and happy reactions extremely rewarding. In addition, getting the job she went to school for has brought her great pride and accomplishment. To keep abreast of her industry, she previously served as a member of the Interior Designers of Idaho and is currently part of the International Interior Design Association.
Upon reflection on her successful career so far, Ms. Vega has been continually motivated by her very supportive family, especially her grandmother, Mary, who would watch HGTV with her growing up—which is what initially inspired her to pursue the interior design field. Her grandmother helped guide her toward her dreams; in the midst of her passion, in high school, she played a major role in remodeling her parents’ kitchen. Looking toward the future, she strives to become a certified interior designer in order to prove she’s qualified and can work with out-of-state projects. She also aims to eventually move up from an entry-level to a senior interior designer and be able to relocate out of state.
Outside of her primary responsibilities, she volunteers at the Idaho Foodbank and enjoys painting, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, camping, and fishing.