Haven Design Studio

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Joanna O'Brian

Joanna attended Stephen F. Austin University and then studied in Europe, graduating from the KLC School of Interior Design in London in an accelerated program that accepts only 30 students each year. She has over 20 years design experience and has worked nationally in both commercial and high-end residential design.

She started her career at an award-winning and nationally recognized interior design and merchandising firm. Advancing quickly to Senior Project Manager, Joanna was was the lead designer for several high-profile developers, including The Hanover Company, Koontz McCombs, AG Spanos, and Martin Fein Interests. She became a specialist in both high-rise and mid-rise properties and completed projects nationally. After over 8 years at that position, she was hired to start a new design company that specialized in multi-family design.

Joanna spent 4 years working with developers such as Greystar, Trammel Crow Residential, Judwin Properties, and The Morgan Group. She and her partner, Lorye Vandiver, then decided to take their years of experience and open their own design firm.

Joanna’s past awards include:

  • 2 Pillars of Industry Awards 
  • 6 Gold Nugget Awards 
  • 6 Best in American Living Awards.