Kelly Bauer, NCIDQ, FIDA is the interior design principal of richärd+bauer, a studio based architectural and interiors practice focusing primarily on higher education, research, public and academic library design and international design work for the State Department US Embassy design. The firm, founded in 1996, has over twenty years of experience and has garnered a multitude of local, regional, national, and international design awards. The firm was recognized as “Designers of the year” by New York Based, Contract Magazine and “Firm of the Year” by AIA Arizona. Through Kelly’s work she has developed a rich knowledge base in the evolution of innovative design solutions for higher-education which are utilized and implemented throughout the development of her countless award-winning projects. Kelly brings a creative approach to design solutions while maintaining team communication and monitoring the development of the projects. BS’82. Interior Design.