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Primo

Primo Orpilla

Co-Founder & Principal Studio O+A

Primo Orpilla is the co-founder of Studio O+A, a multi-disciplinary San Francisco design firm that has changed the way we think about work and workplace.  O+A's groundbreaking designs for Facebook, Microsoft, Yelp, Cisco, Uber, Nike, and many other companies have demonstrated the power of design to make the work environment a catalyst for creativity and a vehicle for change.  Recently named Global Chair for Student Experience for IIDA, Primo's new focus is empowering the next generation of designers.  In 2016 O+A won the Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Interior Design.  In 2017 FRAME Publishers released a comprehensive retrospective of the firm's work: Studio O+A: Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design.

 

 

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James Kerrigan

Vice President, IIDA International Board of Directors

Design Principal of Interiors, Jacobs, Dallas TX

James Kerrigan has over 20 years of experience working internationally in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States in the commercial, higher education, and science and technology sectors. As a Design Principal of Interiors with Jacobs, Kerrigan frequently works with a talented team of interdisciplinary professionals. He is driven to develop outcomes that deliver design excellence and ensure that the functional goals of a project are realized. He values an inclusive and collaborative process that responds to the unique demands of each client.

Kerrigan received a bachelor’s of applied science in interior design from Curtin University in Western Australia.