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Profile: Beatrice Girelli, indidesign

Profile: Beatrice Girelli, indidesign

I&S chats with the co-founder and design director of this L.A.-based firm about her experience with historic preservation and the importance of proper research.

Beatrice Girelli, co-founder and design director of L.A.-based indidesign could teach the legends a thing or two. She has a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Rome, La Sapienza with a specialization in historic preservation and restoration; is both NCIDQ and Italian Architectural Board certified and licensed; and has also retained her license in the UK.

She’s worked on projects that range from a complete analysis and restoration for the “Casa del Burcardo” in Rome, a Renaissance building erected around the original Torre Argentina, that currently houses the museum of the SIAE (the Italian Writer’s Guild), to a renovation of the guestrooms and suites of the Palace Hotel—a listed landmark—in San Francisco. We sat down with her to learn more about the ins and outs of restoration work, and how she maintains the beauty of a time gone by....

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