Lauren D Christel
Director of DesignLauren.Christel@studiopartnership.net
After receiving her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design Lauren moved to Baltimore where, for nearly 20 years she has utilized her talents in a wide array of design concerns, most notably hospitality, private clubs and senior living. As Director of Design for Studio Partnership, Lauren is a strong conceptual thinker and focuses on providing clients with a comprehensive approach in the development and implementation of unique design solutions. When she’s not designing; Lauren enjoys travelling, teaching Barre classes and is working towards her Pilates certification.
Director of Design
Chad Flickinger, a certified interior designer, joined Studio Partnership in April 2014 to pursue work on hotel, hospitality and multi-family projects. Prior to this he enjoyed a 13-year career at The H. Chambers Company in Baltimore, MD focusing on the design of country and city clubs, healthcare and residential projects. Recent work includes Sheraton San Jose (Milpitas, CA), Gables (Columbia, MD), Hampton Inn & Suites (Goleta, CA), Long Cove Club (Hilton Head Island, SC), and Union League Club of Chicago (Chicago, IL). Chad received his BS in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.
Kelli Nemer is a versatile interior designer and project manager who joined the Studio Partnership team in 2012. Kelli’s extensive experience includes hospitality and restaurant design, corporate, retail merchandising and high-end residential projects. Kelli received a BA in Speech Communications from the University of Minnesota.
Leanne joined Studio Partnership in 2011 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a BS in Interior Design. Her skills in Autocad, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suites including Photoshop, Indesign and Acrobat have aided her on several noteworthy Hospitality projects such as: The Tremont in Baltimore MD, Crowne Plaza in Addison TX, The Courtyard and Residence Inn at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen MD, and The Delta in Baltimore, MD. Leanne also has experience in Tenant Fit outs working with Yogibo on several locations across the northeast.
Since graduating from High Point University with a BS in Interior Design in 2011, Chelsea has focused her knowledge of design in both the Hospitality and Senior Living fields. After starting at Studio Partnership soon after graduating, Chelsea took a brief hiatus from working at Studio Partnership and ventured into the Senior Living design while working at Bridget Bohacz + Associates in Glen Burnie, MD. However, Chelsea found that her love for Hospitality design and desire to work in an inspiring and energizing environment brought her back to Studio Partnership. Chelsea has strong skills in AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Procurement and Communications.
Primarily serving clients in hospitality and corporate design, Mical’s past projects include the Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor (the Tremont Plaza) and the Hyatt House in Orlando, Florida. Before joining Studio Partnership, Mical worked on residential projects with Carey Lind Design in Baltimore and on model homes at Builders Design in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She received her BFA in Interior Design from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In the fall of 2016, Mical passed the NCIDQ exam.
Jenn joined Studio Partnership in 2017. Prior to SP she worked for Interior Concepts Inc in the model home division as a senior designer. She graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia as valedictorian with a BSA in Interior Design in 2013. Her prior work experience before graduating was as a teacher's aide for the Art Institute as well as working as a sales associate for Artemide, a high end lighting company.
Sarah joined Studio Partnership in 2016 after graduating from Radford University with a BFA in Interior Design. During her time in undergrad, she completed an internship at Archive Design Services, a commercial design firm located in Frederick, MD. Her expertise includes Autodesk’s CAD and Revit programs, along with other rendering software and Adobe products. She also has experience with hand rendering and drafting.
Jonna Armstrong came to Studio Partnership from RD Jones and Associates in Baltimore in 2004. She has utilized her incredible talent in scale, proportion and color in design development for projects at Studio Partnership. The L’Enfant Plaza and Waldorf Courtyard are only two of her award winning designs. Jonna received her second degree, BFA in Interior Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art 2000.
Mike is a CAD Manager for Studio Partnership with over thirty years’ experience in the construction industry. Nineteen of those years were at Ilex Woodworking where he was a lead cabinetmaker. He has received four craftsmanship awards for both commercial and residential millwork. His custom cabinetry and millwork for the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland was featured in the trade magazine “Design Solutions”. Six years ago he transitioned from woodworking to CAD drafting, creating primarily detail drawings for several local cabinet shops.
Mike is a US Navy Veteran. He also attended MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) where he received a BFA in Photography.
Graphic & Junior DesignerNatalie.Romano@studiopartnership.net
Natalie received her BFA in Art + Design: Graphic Design at Towson University. While completing her degree, she also pursued opportunities and courses on business communications, entrepreneurship and community enrichment. A dynamic team member who primarily works with graphics and marketing, Natalie brings a unique perspective on interior design projects. Her previous experience includes work with Recorded Books, Blue Ocean Ideas, Towson University’s Office of Academic Instruction, and MomentuMedia. Outside the office, she can be found creating art and music, refinishing furniture, and selling the occasional craft on Etsy.
Graphic & Junior Designer
Before joining Studio Partnership in 2010, Laurie worked for The H. Chambers Company in Baltimore. She has over 15 years’ experience in administration, accounts payables and receivables, data entry and purchasing coordination. Laurie’s contributions to Studio Partnership include assisting Principal, Office Operations and Procurement. Laurie received her AA in Fashion Merchandising from Bauder College, Atlanta, GA.
Marcela Bender graduated with Honors (Magna Cum Laude) from CCBC with an AAS in Business Management in the Spring of 2017. She is part of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa, where she served as Vice President of Communications and Public Relations from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. Being bilingual in Spanish and English has giving her the opportunity to build relationships with people from different countries and to know different cultures and fashion styles. Marcela serves as a Design Assistant to Studio Partnership and Designer Kelli Nemer.