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Virna Abraham, LC

Senior Interior Designer, Certified Lighting Designer,

Virna is an interior designer on the Higher Education Studio here at Design Collaborative. She brings innovation, creativity, and energy to the design process. Virna has worked on various project types including commercial, residential, hospitality, retail, and institutions. Her experiences with design and build projects, interior design, and lighting design give her a unique perspective on projects here at DC.

Virna spent her childhood watching Shirley Temple movies with her grandma and dreaming of taking tap dancing classes. While there is no tap dancing in Peru and Virna didn’t own tap shoes, she improvised and made her own by taping bottle caps to the soles of her shoes. Today, Virna’s dream has come true. She currently takes Tap Dancing classes as an adult!

Areas of Expertise
  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Member
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Member
  • International Interior Design Association, Member
  • Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), Member
  • 2016, AIA Design Excellence: NY, Boontheshop, Peter Marino Architect.
  • 2007, AIA Award, Best Mixed-Use Project: The Mission - Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2003, IIDA Caliver Awards: CBS Studios Los Angeles.
  • Certified Lighting Designer, National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Profession (NCQLP)
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