About Debra Schonewill of Schonewil International - an interior design firm
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As lead Interior designer, Debra is responsible for leading the development of conceptual design to the detailed implementation of the concept. Serving as the client contact, Debra will set the precedent of client service and product quality to ensure a successful project.

Debra has been a Principal, Director of Interiors, Senior Designer for over twenty-two years. Through research and experience she developed a strong capability of promoting collaboration between all members of a project team. As a liaison between many disciplines, Debra has created many successful relationships and projects.

Schonewill International Inc., a Maui Interior Design company, was created by Debra Schonewill in 1995. Debra recently designed projects exclusively for Kapalua Land Company, Kapalua Resort and resort owners. Prior to Schonewill International Inc. was the Director of Interiors for a prominent (70+) Seattle, Washington Architectural design firm, Mahlum Architects. Under her guidance, the Seattle Interiors group supported the Seattle office as well as a satellite office in Portland, Oregon.

Her responsibilities ranged from marketing to design and documentation, construction administration. Debra was involved in all architectural design critiques and was often consulted regarding exterior building relationships and color. She was looked to as a design and technical resource. Prior to Seattle, Debra was a Senior Designer in a successful large (100+) Architectural design firm in Phoenix, Arizona, Cornoyer Hedrick Architects. She was directly responsible for design and implementation of numerous interior spaces in a varied marketplace.

Debra's background spans Commercial, Hospitality, Retail/Restaurant, Healthcare, Education and Residential markets. She has created award winning design and many lengthy positive relationships.

Bachelor of Science in Design, College of Architecture, Arizona State University 1985

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