Recognized for her exceptional designs and positive demeanor both academically and professionally, Paige Ofield is an Interior Designer who received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in the Spring of 2020. After graduation, she worked for a luxury residential design firm in her hometown of Toronto Canada, until returning to school in the fall of 2021. Paige then began her Masters of Fine Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design, currently ranked by DesignIntelligence as the top interior design program in the country.
Set to graduate in the spring of 2023, Paige is excited for the possibilities of where her career will take her, and working hard to achieve her goals along the way. The majority of her professional experience to date has consisted of hospitality and high-end residential design, and she plans to continue in these specialties after graduation. Paige has plans to become NCIDQ and LEED certified, and also looks forward to one day becoming a professor, as she has always had a love and passion for teaching.
Sarah is a Design Director at Baskervill, a multi-disciplinary design firm with a growing global footprint. With over 15 years of healthcare design experience, Sarah’s mission is translating her passion for patient, guest, and staff experience to the design. Sarah believes every design decision is intentional, and a key part of her process is collaboration with end users, operations personnel, and consultant partners to achieve results that serve everyone. Her work in healthcare is purposeful, and the idea that everyone in healthcare – from nurse to technician to designer – is passionate about “doing good” is perhaps her favorite aspect of the work.
An architect and interior designer, Sascha Wagner creates human-centric spaces that connect, sustain, and inspire. As president and CEO of Huntsman Architectural Group he is focused on growth strategies, partnership opportunities, and mentorship in the firm’s San Francisco, New York, and Chicago offices. Sascha has experience in workplace strategy and design, entertainment environments, and sustainably revitalizing existing buildings. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, juror, and contributor of articles on design practice. A constant advocate for the interior design profession, Sascha is an IIDA Fellow and currently serves as Past-President on IIDA’s International Board of Directors.
David Gross is the new Executive Director of INSTALL – the International Standards and Training Alliance, which is the construction industry’s best industry-endorsed floor covering installation training and certification program. David began his new position on December 1, 2022, upon the retirement of John T. McGrath Jr., who held the leadership role for 16 years.
Prior to assuming this position, Gross served as a full-time flooring instructor at the Northeast Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Training Fund in Hammonton, N.J. for 8 years. During this time, he honed his expertise in lesson planning and training program development tailored to the field of floorcovering installation, achieving Advanced Instructor Certification through the UBC’s workforce development program created in partnership and with accreditation from Penn State University.
Additionally, Gross holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), as well as an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer and UBC Level III Instructor.
He has been a featured presenter for AIA, IIDA, IFMA and CSI professionals to help increase their knowledge and awareness of many floorcovering related issues. Learn more about INSTALL at INSTALLfloors.org.