MELBOURNE, FLA. Jan. 18, 2023 – BRPH, a nationally ranked architecture, engineering and construction firm with nine offices nationwide, recently welcomed Cristi Moore, ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ, as the firm’s national practice leader for interior design. Moore’s expertise reinforces BRPH’s commitment to world-class design and elevates interior design across all business units: hospitality, commercial, entertainment, manufacturing, aerospace/defense and education.
Moore brings to the role 25 years of award-winning designs for leading global brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Hard Rock Hotels, Great Wolf Lodge, Westin Hotels, Loews Hotels and Hilton, as well as notable experience in office workspaces and wellness/senior living. She most recently served as design director, Southeast hospitality leader, design experience leader and senior associate for Gensler Atlanta, where she collaborated with leadership to establish Atlanta’s hospitality practice, what is now considered the Center of Excellence for the Southeast Region within Gensler. Prior to that, Moore worked at several luxury-tier design firms, including CCID (formerly Clausen-Chewning Interior Design), HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, FODA Design and Donghia Associates. She spent two years at The Ritz-Carlton as corporate manager, interior design and 12 years as owner of Cristi Moore Inc. Moore is based in BRPH’s Atlanta office and will build and lead a team of talented interior designers serving clients nationwide.
Moore’s inspired creativity and extensive knowledge of design, construction and operations for all types of new and renovated projects, as well as her skill with repositioning for corporate clients, makes her well-suited to the diversity of BRPH’s client base.
“With Cristi’s world-class expertise in interior design and third space, we will build on our long history of design and technical excellence, and elevate our design capabilities,” said president of architecture and engineering, Raul E. Aviles Jr. “As we grow our reputation as a premier design firm, we will provide our current and future clients with award-winning interiors, whether it be for hotels and resorts, commercial workspaces and office environments, or wherever people interact with the built environment.”
Moore’s use of strategic design thinking, in which all stakeholders are involved in and empowered by in the design process, also aligns with BRPH’s commitment to the collaborative process and to truly partnering with clients to understand and bring to life the product storyline. With her roots in hospitality, she is well-versed in all phases of design with a strong focus on conceptual storytelling, finishes and materiality, design documentation and presentation methods.
“Understanding the ‘why’ and approaching the design experience from an emotional and sensory perspective has always been at the core of my philosophy. More and more, businesses across all industries are embracing this story-telling approach to enhance their user experience,” explained Moore. “I am thrilled to join a firm as highly regarded as BRPH and build a multi-discipline interiors team with a passion for design excellence and creative, hospitality-driven solutions that truly tell a brand story.”
Moore is certified by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), and her team’s designs have earned more than a dozen awards including two IIDA “Best of the Best” citations and three ASID Design Excellence Golds, as well as earning placements in publications including Architectural Digest. She serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Architecture Art & Design at Mississippi State University and as a Hospitality Forums Leader for the International Interior Design Association, Georgia Chapter. She recently established the Cristi Moore Endowed Scholarship at Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture Art & Design to recognize students with a passion for experience design.
Moore earned a Master of Arts in Design Management & Strategy from Savannah College of Art and Design and dual bachelor’s degrees in Interior Design and Business Administration/Marketing from Mississippi State University.
ABOUT BRPH – BRPH is a technically focused, creative AEC firm dedicated to solving clients’ most challenging problems through architecture, engineering, design, construction and mission solutions. The firm partners with mission-driven clients in the hospitality, commercial, entertainment, manufacturing, aerospace/defense and education markets to identify gaps in their program delivery, then plans, designs, manages and constructs facilities and solutions that get the job done – beautifully and intelligently. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and has completed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando; South Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Phoenix; and Palmdale, California. For more information, visit brph.com.