Janet Braden

Associate

IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C; Studio Director – Interior Design, San Jose Studio

Where did you go to school?

San Jose State University

What do you do at RMW?

I am the interior design director for the San Jose studio and get involved in most projects that occur. I work on the full scope of projects, from visioning to developing the initial design concepts and translating them into unique design solutions.

What do you like about the firm?

The people are great at RMW. There is an intrinsic team approach here where everyone is open to exploring new ideas and jumping in and helping each other out at the drop of a hat.

Why did you decide to go into interior design?

My family moved around and traveled a lot as I was growing up, and I experienced life and culture in many different countries. I always loved art, architecture, graphic design, and the humanities. For a number of years, I considered going into archaeology, but sometime in college I discovered interior design and thought that it was a great blending of all of my true loves.

What is your favorite building or space?

A mountaintop with an expansive view and clear crisp air.

What was your favorite book last year, and why?

I am currently engrossed in the last book of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. I was a little late to read the books, but they grab you and read like a Hollywood movie.