Stantec (Dallas, TX)
Discipline Leader for Interior Design and Senior Principal
Gwen Morgan is the global discipline leader for interior design at Stantec, providing leadership in design and technical excellence for a world-wide team of interior designers. Following graduation from Interior Design at Kansas State in 2007, she moved to Texas to join the design firm SHW Group. At SHW, she learned the craft of designing educational spaces, including both K-12 and higher education environments. She also led one of the firm's research and benchmarking teams, studying how the interior environment can be a tool to support student engagement. In 2015, SHW Group was acquired by Stantec and shortly thereafter Gwen was promoted to the discipline leader position and named a senior principal in the firm. Under Gwen’s leadership, Stantec became the first design firm to sponsor the Interior Design Educators Council and offer a partnership grant that encourages interior design educators, students, and practitioners to collaborate together on research. Gwen has been involved in the design community through IIDA, ASID, the ACE mentorship program and Dallas AIA Emerging Leaders program; she also serves her local community as a board member of the Allen Food Pantry.