2021 BE Vanguard

Krista Reeder

Krista Reeder is a creative leader who is passionate about designing experiences that help businesses grow and inspire people to live healthier and happier lives. She has experience leading multidisciplinary teams to develop product, communication, and environmental design strategies for emerging and established brands.

Krista Reeder
Gensler

Sara Thompson

Sara Thompson is an experiential graphic designer who is passionate about people. From designing environments for some of the largest brands in the world to transforming small local businesses through a grassroots mural initiative, Sara seeks to understand how her work can impact the lives of others and bring people together.

Sara Thompson
Gensler

Matthew Winter, RA, LEED AP

Matthew Winter, RA, LEED AP, is a Studio Leader and Senior Associate at Rockwell Group, bringing more than 15 years of award-winning hospitality experience to the firm. Matthew’s recent and current projects include the pro bono initiative DineOut NYC, Warner Music Group HQ in the landmark Ford Factory in Los Angeles, Cedric’s at The Shed in New York, and the future Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Prior to joining Rockwell Group in 2016, he worked as the Studio Director at Roman and Williams, leading the design for hotels, restaurants, and residences. Matthew received his B.A.

Matthew Winter, RA, LEED AP
Rockwell Group

David Rockwell, FAIA

Long before turning his attention to architecture, David Rockwell, FAIA, harbored a fascination with immersive environments. Growing up in the United States and Guadalajara, Mexico, David was a child of the theater, and was often cast in community repertory productions by his mother, a vaudeville dancer and choreographer. He has brought his passion for theater and artistic eye for the color and spectacle of Mexico to his practice.

David Rockwell, FAIA
Rockwell Group

Diane Hang Nguyen

Diane Hang Nguyen, is a Director at Rockwell Group. Since joining the firm in 2018, Diane has brought her extensive experience in hospitality design for projects with GM, CBRE, McClain Camarota Hospitality, Hilton and Marriott International. Past and current work includes the luxury Raffles Residences of Back Bay in Boston; Miami Dolphins’ Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens; Rockwell Group’s pro bono initiative DineOut NYC; and the Highland, a restaurant and event space in Detroit. Prior to joining Rockwell Group, Diane was Senior Interior Designer at Tihany Design.

Diane Hang Nguyen
Rockwell Group

Katie Gillespie

Katie Gillespie is an Interior Designer at Rockwell Group. With hospitality design experience across the US and Asia, Katie brings a passion for innovative materiality and conceptual development to the firm. Katie’s recent and upcoming projects include Rockwell Group’s pro bono initiative DineOut NYC, the FUTURES Exhibition at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, and Murray’s Cheese Bar and Retail Shop in New York City’s Long Island City.

Katie Gillespie
Rockwell Group

Ryan Collier

Ryan Collier is an experiential graphic designer that haunts the public parks and shorelines of Seattle. Wielding a multi-disciplinary background, he leads design at a variety of scales—from grassroots mural initiatives to support small businesses during the pandemic, to massive workplace environments for some of the world’s largest tech organizations. Influenced by his training in architectural design, he brings a deep understanding for spatial details and the importance of compelling storytelling from a queer perspective.

Ryan Collier is a Graphic Designer at Sasaki Associates in Boston.
Gensler
Boston, MA
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