An NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, Brooke J. Traeger currently serves as the Associate Chair of Interior Design for the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Prior to joining the Corcoran in 2011, she served as a Project Manager and Senior Designer for ForrestPerkins, specializing in high-end Hospitality Design. In 2004, Ms. Traeger graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. Ms. Traeger also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Design from the University of Iowa. Ms. Traeger has led and managed design projects in Interior Design for Marriott & Renaissance Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Starwood, HOST Hotels and Resorts, and privately-owned hotel companies. Her projects consisted of new-build and renovation projects for Hotels with expansive lobby, restaurant, and meeting spaces and upwards of 3000 guestrooms and suites. Her recent projects include the Renaissance Potomac Yards in Arlington, VA, The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL, JW Marriott Hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and the Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston, MA. Ms. Traeger has been honored with several industry awards in recognition of her dedication to Design. In 2009, she received the ASID Washington Metro Chapter “Designer of Distinction” Award. She was also the recipient of the ASID Washington Metro Chapter “Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to the Profession & the Society” in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2007, she was named one of Boutique Design magazine’s “Boutique 18”, which featured 18 young, up-and-coming designers. Additionally, her design projects have won numerous prestigious awards. Most notably, The Palmer House Penthouse Suite, in Chicago, IL, was named one of Elite Traveler magazine’s Top 100 Suites of 2009. Sharing her commitment to design with the professional and student community is a passion of Ms. Traeger’s. She currently serves as the President-Elect for the ASID Washington D.C. Metro Chapter Board and will take over the role of President in October 2011.