Tuesday
Jun282011

As the owner and founder of AKID - Ann Kastensen Interior Design, we provide interior design services founded on the guiding principles of evidence-based design, comfort and balance with a focus in Healthcare, Senior Living and corporate office design. Our passion is to bring a sense of place and comfort to those who will live, utilize and spend time in spaces we design.

AKID works in collaboration with each client to understand their mission and vision to unite the space and their concept. Together we create the story of their space that is a living document and testimony that marries the business plan, culture and vision that identifies their mission. AKID provides solutions that meet budget and schedule while still keeping the importance of the design intention intact at the same time, working collaboratively with clients and other vendors.

It is important to collaborate closely with our clients from concept through implementation to create unique and engaging spaces. After understanding their business and design needs, we work diligently to design details, select finishes and build on specific architectural features to create exceptional spaces that best suits each individual project. Ii is great helping each client visualize their project through each stage of the design process with sketches, imagery and color concepts.

Along with my design expertise, my experience as facilities manager and project manager of construction projects, allows me to be an asset to help manage projects effectively and deliver on time and on budget. I have been  both the client and the designer for a variety projects. With that insight, I offer a broad view of the  project process.

Projects Include:

Lutheran Living, Muscatine, IA                  Pine Haven Community, Pine Island, MN
Monticello Cancer Center                           Elim Care Park Point, Buffalo, MN
Walser Automotive                                       Rusk County Memorial Hospital, Ladysmith, WI
Key Investment                                             Sunshine Heart
Allina Health Systems                                   Frauenshuh Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital
Sioux Center Hospital & Health Center      HDMG
Walker Methodist Elder Care Services
Thrivent Financial
ARAnet 

As a way of giving back to my community, I sit on the board of the Waite Park Community Council in Northeast Minneapolis, and the Facilities Assessment Committee for the Basilica of St. Mary. 

Visit AKID Services for more information on the services that my team and I can offer. For more information about my experience, check out my profile at LinkedIn and connect with me.