Thursday, March 28, 2013
Evolving Passion: Evolving Design
In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
Unique design solutions require a passion for continual exploration of each and every relationship throughout your career. Embracing this passion allows one to instill discipline, gain experience, promote opportunity, and ultimately succeed in creating a built environment that both engages and enhances one’s lifestyle.
Yvonne Colacion is noted for creating thoughtful, distinguished spaces throughout the world. Her passion is to continually explore unique design solutions related to the ever-evolving lifestyles of her clients, and to create environments that enhance both the user and guest experience.
Colacion successfully helped to redefine the brand of prominent real estate company, Tamdeen Group, by designing a dynamic, three-dimensional space for its headquarters in Kuwait City. Since then, her firm has been regularly commissioned to lead the design of numerous luxury projects in the Middle East and beyond.
In addition to recently completed international residential and commercial projects, Colacion has worked with notable clients such as Saban Capital Group; Jones Day, Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Aurora Capital Group, Walt Disney Studios, LA Live ,Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, Crystal Cruises, CB Richard Ellis, Gold Circle Films, Amgen, and the Nixon Library.
Prior to establishing her own firm, she was Vice President of Corporate Interiors at RTKL. As Vice President, she created and marketed a workplace practice group in Los Angeles and explored new workplace solutions for both emerging and established organizations in Asia and the Middle East. She also gained valuable design and managerial experience during her eleven year tenure as a Senior Associate & West Coast Workplace Leader at Gensler.
Colacion has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Architecture. She stays apprised of local market trends by being involved in well-established professional organizations, such as the AIA Los Angeles, Society of British Interior Design and the International Interior Design Association. She also devotes her spare time as a guest instructor at several Southern California universities, educating the next generation of design talent.