Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Irene joined the BLUR Workshop Team in 2016 and has been a part of a wide range of new ground-up construction projects, renovation work, and master planning projects. Her experience includes a 5-star luxury resort in the Bahamas where she was focused on master planning and massing studies. She has also been involved in Gaylord Palms Expansion and a 40-story mixed-use tower in Miami
Currently at BLUR Workshop, Irene is a key member of the Virgin Hotel in Nashville team, which she has intensely involved in since the design development phase. Her work on the project includes design, documentation, and construction administration of both the signature Commons Club on the public levels and the 262 guestrooms and suites. Her hands-on approach, thoroughness, and keen attention to detail have helped ensure the success of everything she touches and made her indispensable to the team.
Irene strives to create spaces that are engaging to guests through a deep appreciation for space and light, context, and the surrounding environment and landscape. She takes every opportunity to travel and immerse herself in diverse cultures and has traveled to over two dozen of countries.