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Interior Design’s HiP Awards at NeoCon - Meet the Nominees

This year, Patricia Richey, Paula Carr Wideman and Elizabeth Levine were nominated for Interior Design’s HiP Awards at NeoCon (Honoring Industry People).


Patricia Richey ASID


As a designer who is recognized for creating memorable guest experiences in hotels and restaurants coast to coast, Patricia's projects reflect a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality industry and the intricacies of the design and construction process. She is as comfortable leading the design process as she is on the construction site. When envisioning the 3-dimensionality of a space, such as Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and the San Diego Marriott Marquis, Patricia’s insight on how things are actually built gives her a special edge.  When working within a hotel brand’s standards and requirements, she understands how to create extraordinary and compelling design solutions regardless of the parameters of the project, therefore discovering new ways to infuse luxury, sensuality and tactility into her client's projects. 


Elizabeth J. Levine ASID LEED® AP

Associate Principal

An award-winning designer with 21 years of experience, Elizabeth's career exemplifies the exciting possibilities of someone with talent and vision.  Elizabeth gets at the heart and soul of her client’s culture, doing a deep dive to understand what makes them tick and what lights them on fire. For  creative marketing and PR firm she came to understand the synergy of comfort and special places to brainstorm in the PR psyche. She developed many varied and inspiring spaces to help their team get their heads together to create and then, as individuals, find a quiet place to refine. She also clocked countless miles flying to the other side of the globe to work on an extensive and luxurious performing arts theater in Asia. Her portfolio includes corporate interiors, showrooms and complex public spaces like aquariums and performance venues, always with her imaginative designs creating unique and expressive spaces.  


Paula Carr Wideman ASID IIDA

Senior Associate

Paula has Designer DNA. Embracing the "maker-movement' before anyone had given it a name, she creates beautiful things out of ordinary objects. Whether creating fabulous jewelry or an award-winning retail, restaurant, or museum space, Paula has honed her skills to become an accomplished designer through her innate ability to define beauty. This year, two significant projects came to completion under her watch: Plaza Egana, a new model for retail destinations, and Plaza Oeste, a luxurious retail experience. Both malls, located in Chile, question past expectations and create an entirely new approach for retail place-making. Paula excels at the fine art of conveying her ideas verbally and visually with well-honed graphics and an inspiring, strong storyline that leads her clients with a vision of new ideas and experiences.

This award honors commercial industry people in workplace, hospitality, health and wellness, education, and institutional /government market sectors. Voting closes on June 5th. Vote Here!

HiP Awards