Amy Guess, Allied ASID is the award winning Principal Designer at BGI Design in Dallas, Texas. She has practiced interior design for 13 years since graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington, an accredited architecturally based program. During her time at UTA, she expanded her rendering and program knowledge including AutoCAD, Sketchup, hand rendering techniques while gaining crucial knowledge of design principles, color theories, and materials. Amy specializes in detailed elevations and space plans that make the process as seamless as possible and has created a streamlined process for the new construction and renovation process. Amy has been a designer at high-end Dallas residential and commercial design firms and used her experiences to continually refine and expand her projects in order to offer clients personalized, beautifully enriched, and efficient spaces. Since a young age, Amy has enjoyed reconfiguring and changing her surroundings in order to find the best possible solution. She has taken this idea and applied it into her projects, finding that the aesthetics of a space can be dampened by lack of function for the occupants. As an award winning designer with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Dallas, she has spent several years volunteering on the Dallas board, finding it rewarding to invest into her profession. She has also actively taken on mentorship for young aspiring designers. Amy is continually looking for ways to grow and learn in her field in order to provide clients with the best possible outcome so she is proactive in taking continuing education courses to increase her knowledge. Overall, Amy loves to be part of a team and work together with her BGI colleagues, contractors, and clients to make the vision a reality while creating a fun and enjoyable process! On a more personal note, Amy is happily married to her husband Adam and they have a five year old son, Harrison, and a 10 month old, Jemma. On the weekends, you can find Amy with her family and their two miniature schnauzers outside working on the yard or playing at the park!Read More
Mariah Powell was able to find her love of environmentally conscious design, material specification, and accessibility within the design industry while studying at the University of North Texas. She is committed to the growth of her career and is pursuing various certifications to enhance her skills as a young designer. As a recent addition to the BGI team, Mariah is ready to expand her knowledge and create lasting relationships while working as a Junior Designer. She thrives working in a creative environment alongside her colleagues and takes great pride in creating beautiful and functional spaces for clients. Out of the office, Mariah loves spending time outdoors and continues to be creative whenever possible while doing activities such as attending dance classes, rollerskating, hiking, sewing, and painting. We are excited to have Mariah as part of the team and can’t wait to see what all she adds to the development of the BGI projects!Read More
BGI Founder, Barbara Gilbert, started BGI to provide exceptional interior design for clients wanting a well thought out, efficient, & colorful home or business all while maintaining a stress free design process. Over the years, the company has grown and projects have included both locally and out of state work while maintaining an approachable aesthetic. BGI prides themselves in remaining client centered. They’ve won numerous industry awards over the years and continue to create award winning designs. Amy Guess took over BGI on the onset of Barbara’s retirement and has catapulted into making the firm hers while keeping those same foundational principals that made BGI a success not only for the firm but for the clients they service.