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90_20 Alumni Profiles

The 90_20 Interior Architecture / Interior Design Anniversary Celebration Alumni Profile series is pleased to present a profiles of Jennifer Treter ’91 and Chris Heard ‘95, Principals and Owners of Hendrick, an Atlanta-based corporation; Jennie Cannon West ‘08, with Trapolin-Peer Architects in New Orleans; and Ginger Krieg Dosier ’00, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at bioMASON, located at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle.

Left: Image of Benson Field submitted by Jennie Cannon West

Jennifer Treter

Jennifer has held a senior leadership position with Hendrick for over 13 years. As a Principal of the firm, Jennifer is the driving force behind all operational initiatives. Her deep understanding of all project phases, vast design experience, and leadership skills makes her the vital link between the Hendrick Design Team and their clients.

Under Jennifer’s guidance, Hendrick has developed multiple new client relationships while being ever mindful of nurturing their existing relationships. Her ability to balance demanding project schedules and budgets, multiple team members, and overall project goals and objectives distinguishes her as an innovator and has set a firm standard for client service.

She received her Bachelor of Interior Design from Auburn and is affiliated with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta, CoreNet and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Jennifer is heavily involved in the Atlanta design community and philanthropic organizations such as the Mary Hall Freedom House. She enjoys traveling with her husband and participating in marathons and triathlons.

Chris Heard

Chris brings over 30 years of design experience in virtually all market segments and has been a key member of the Hendrick team for over 20 years. Chris’ dedication to client satisfaction, attention to design details, and superior project management has established his superb reputation in the architectural and interior design community.

Chris became a Principal of Hendrick in 2001 and has championed the design standards and quality of the firm; focusing on client service, superior and highly creative design solutions, as well as collaborative and innovative teamwork.

Chris serves as the Design Director on all Hendrick projects. He works closely with the staff through all project phases to ensure that the design of the project is unique to the client’s culture, reflects the client mission and vision, and is functional and flexible to serve the current and future needs of the client.

He received his BA from Auburn and is a member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Diversity Council, the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council and the American Society of Interior Designers. In addition, Chris is a Member of AIA and holds architectural registrations in eight (8) States.

When Chris isn’t creating amazing environments for Hendrick clients, you’ll find him traveling and biking.

Jennie Cannon West

Jennie is an energetic leader, skilled communicator and comprehensive project manager whose approach to design is practical, yet poetic. As a licensed architect and interior designer, she wears lots of hats at Trapolin-Peer with a focus on interior architecture. Jennie is a champion for team-building and collaborative design, alongside her personal passion for emerging building technologies and sustainability.

Jennie is co-founder of the Women in Architecture New Orleans Chapter and actively engages in powerful conversations about equity in design and how to promote the value of the practice to a larger audience. She is an active Board Member for the local and state American Institute of Architects chapters as well as the New Orleans Architecture Foundation Advisory Committee.

She has worked at a number of notable New Orleans firms including Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, 2013 AIA National Firm of the Year Recipient, and most recently as Senior Associate with Gould Evans, as the founding member of their New Orleans studio. Jennie holds dual degrees in architecture and interior architecture from Auburn University and was a member of their notable Rural Studio program.

Jennie's work includes the Yulman Stadium at Tulane University in New Orleans, Student Success Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Transfiguration of the Lord Church Renovations and Classroom Building in New Orleans and the Jazz and Heritage Center Renovation in New Orleans.

Ginger Krieg Dosier

Ginger Krieg Dosier is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at bioMASON, a revolutionary corporation using natural biological processes for growing cement construction materials.

bioMASON’s products include proprietary manufacturing process and the raw materials used by licensees for manufacturing. The strength of biocement materials is comparable to traditional masonry, and can be used as a green alternative. bioMASON’s products make it possible for licensees to manufacture on-site in ambient temperatures without using fuel for firing the material. bioMASON enables savings in energy costs and a large reduction of carbon emissions.

Krieg Dosier has experience in managing large multi-disciplinary teams, managing large projects and multiple milestones. Her research background includes sustainable material development from prototype to commercialization, environmental architecture, and international expatriate work experience. Her research is funded in part through global design awards, venture capital, and the National Science Foundation.

Before founding bioMASON, she worked as an assistant professor of architecture at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and North Carolina State University. Krieg Dosier received her Masters of Architecture in 2005 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Her thesis, entitled ‘Material Choreography’ utilized natural mineralization processes for making architectural materials.