“I believe that the heart and soul of the people of the community is unique
and can be seen through their local artists’ work.”
Kay Seno has been creating holistic environments for over 20 years. Her projects include corporate, cultural, religious and healthcare design. Through the course of her career, she has been an advocate for the use of renewable and sustainable resources for healthy interior environments. Kay is the designer on St. Elizabeth Hospital’s (Appleton, Wisconsin) new addition and the future campus master plan, which is the first sustainable project in the State of Wisconsin and has earned a LEED Silver certification.
Timeless design solutions, inspired by natural materials and client priorities, describe Kay’s approach to design. She believes design takes place within a circle where community values are translated into interior architecture, which reflects the heart and soul of the community. Thoughtful design integrates form and function. The result is a new facility where architecture, finishes, lighting and color are accented by careful selection of furnishings and artwork.
As a consultant, Kay has worked with many institutions around the state to build art collections showcasing local artisans. Art is used for expressing a caring healing environment, spiritual atmospheres, local traditions, branding images, thoughtful repose or just the beauty of the medium. “I believe that the heart and soul of the people of the community is unique and can be seen through their local artists’ work.”
Kay leads the interiors team at HGA Architects and Engineers where she coordinates the design vision to achieve a unified goal. She is a licensed interior designer in the State of Wisconsin; certified through the National Council of Interior Design (NCID); a certified Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) Real Estate Property Administrator; and a member and past board member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).