Shaina Kay Armstrong, Associate

Company: SK Design Studio

Position: Founder

Bio

Shaina Kay is the proud founder of SK Design Studio, a hospitality architecture and design firm. SKDS collaborates with developers, designers, and brands on research, design, project coordination, construction documentation, specifications, and procurement. A product of innovation and efficiency, SK Design Studio has the mission to promote empathy and equality in society through design.

Shaina Kay is a distinguished graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Interior Design. She has a continued goal of completing her Master of Architecture. Shaina is a contributing member of The Professional Advisory Board at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. She is also the recipient of the 2023 Fay Jones School Emerging Alumni Award.

With career beginnings in religious and collegiate design, Shaina now specializes in high-end hospitality design including hotels and resort projects around the world. She celebrates a decade career in hospitality design & development of boutique and major branded hotels such as Marriott International, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hilton and The Leading Hotels of the World. She is now branching her hospitality roots into the healthcare design sector to innovate the user experience.

Shaina spent time living in Rome studying architecture and design throughout Italy. Being grateful for her many opportunities, she enjoys speaking at schools and colleges to encourage creative careers to underrepresent students. When not designing she is exploring the outdoors with a passion to live off-grid and be fully connected to nature.


Mission Statement

Hospitality design caters to the imaginative and emotional experience of space in which we live, work and leisure. Shaina is dedicated to delivering inclusive world-class hospitality projects that impact society.


Geographic Areas

United States, Caribbean, Europe, Expanding to Africa and the East.


Expertise

Specializing in high-end hospitality design with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture, interior design, planning, development, and procurement industry. Skilled in Revit, CAD; Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial, Residential and Multi-family design sectors.


Professional Memberships

Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design Advisory Board Member
& NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network


Speaking Engagements

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Dallas College


Articles and Publications

https://shoutoutdfw.com/meet-shaina-kay-interior-architect-designer

https://canvasrebel.com/meet-shaina-kay

https://voyagedallas.com/interview/community-highlights-meet-shaina-kay-of-sk-design-studio



Education

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Bachelors in Interior Design
Aug 2005 – 2010


Past Experience

Collegiate Design