Jennifer Holm Of EWP Architects On How To Design Office Spaces That People Love To Work In

An Interview With Ben Ari

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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8 min readSep 15, 2023


Understand the client. You need to understand the client and what specific things they need for their office. Some might be obvious, and some might require more digging. If you don’t design an office space for a client’s specific needs and functions, you failed as a designer.

As a part of our series called “How To Design Office Spaces That People Love To Work In”, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Holm.

Jennifer Holm is an interior designer at EWP Architects, focused on workplace corporate design, who has had incredible opportunities to work with a plethora of clients and projects in both Chicago and Nashville. Office design has evolved throughout the years and her work stick out by focusing on timeless design that represents the branding and soul of the companies she designs for. Her own experiences, research and intuition continue to create eye catching spaces that spark creativity, productivity, and joy.

Thank you so much for joining us in this series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I knew since my freshman year of high school that I wanted to be an interior designer. Dance, theater, and the visual arts were always a huge part of my life. The self-expression, skill, focus, attention to detail, and innovation required for those artforms completely fulfilled me then and still do today. In the same breath, restaurant décor has also fascinated me. As a child I remember the varying emotions I would get from walking into different types of restaurants. The difference between restaurants isn’t just what it is served, but how it’s served, how the space functions, how people interact in the space, and the overall ambiance within those spaces. Once I started thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I was confident that being a professional artist would not pay the bills, but creating physical spaces and designing them…