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Enrique Vela

Principal | AIA, IIDA

“It’s an incredible honor to work with such a talented group of designers and craftspeople. I am excited to help shape the evolution of Olson Kundig’s Interior Design studio and continue the firm’s timeless design legacy that spans decades, continents and market sectors.”

Enrique Vela has more than 17 years of experience as a designer and project manager on corporate, hospitality and residential projects. His creative approach to design and leadership within the industry has impressed clients and peers alike. He has been honored on Boutique Design magazine’s “Boutique 18” list, which recognizes rising stars within the hospitality industry.

Enrique’s portfolio includes spa, restaurant, casino and bar projects around the world, as well as projects for major hotel operators ranging from small boutique outlets to large-scale resorts. His residential experience spans from single-family homes to the interiors of the Central Park Tower, the western hemisphere’s tallest and most luxurious tower. He has also worked on commercial and workplace projects in Qatar, New York and Los Angeles, among others.

Prior to joining Olson Kundig, Enrique worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), ICRAVE Design in New York, Wilson Associates in Los Angeles and most recently as Principal and Design Director for Rottet Studio in Los Angeles.

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