Meet McKenzie Phillips, a Senior Interior Designer. McKenzie is originally from Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University. Go Cyclones!
On the weekends you can find her sipping mimosas at brunch (she’s on the hunt to find the best chicken and waffles in Dallas), doing home improvement projects, or taking her dog, Wrigley, on walks at the Katy Trail. Her simple pleasures are, a good book, finding a binge-worthy show, wine flights, and patio weather.
Best piece of career advice I have been given is to always take a seat at the table. Use your voice and leave no doubt as to the value you bring.
McKenzie joins Glenn|Partners with several years of K12 focused design experience, planning leadership and FFE selection expertise. She is passionate about creating innovative learning environments for students and loves to see how both staff and students interact with their spaces.
During her time at Glenn|Partners, McKenzie has been working with Greg Estes and Richardson ISD on a new Administration Office Complex and will leading the interior design efforts along with Patrick Glenn and Aaron Ewert on Northwest ISD’s new Pike Middle School and Dallas ISD’s new Urban Park Elementary School.
To learn even more about McKenzie, check out the following fun facts!
She’s the Man
Most Exotic Place Visited
Cenotes in Tulum
An all-inclusive on the beach in Mexico
The Oculus - NYC
What Inspires You
Meeting new people
Not sure how “fun” this is but I was on the jury for a murder trial.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Interior Designer
When I was young, I would lock myself in my room with a tape measure for hours. You’d be surprised how many ways you can arrange a room.
Favorite Quote or Saying
“The purpose of life is to find your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso