Aileen Everitt, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C believes that design is powerful. She understands that interiors have the ability to impact daily life through physical, emotional, and psychological responses. As we spend the majority of our time indoors, it is important for our spaces to not only sustain life, but also enhance its quality. Aileen strives to design for a positive influence upon the way we work, learn, play, and heal.
Since joining Legat in 2015, Aileen has contributed to projects ranging from preK-12 and higher education facilities to corporate office spaces and community health centers. Recently, Aileen led a seminar about trends in sustainability and wellness at NeoCon, one of the commercial design industry’s largest annual exhibitions.
Aileen donates her time to Volunteering Untapped, which connects Chicagoans with local non-profit volunteering opportunities. Examples include cleaning classroom furniture and kayaking the Chicago River to collect floating trash. At Legat, Aileen helps divert expired material samples from the landfill by donating them to local nonprofit Zero Landfill Chicago.
Aileen’s design passion began with a seventh-grade math assignment that challenged her to measure her bedroom and add furniture. This sparked her love for space planning and furniture layouts.
For leisure, Aileen likes exploring all that Chicago has to offer in food, arts, and outdoor activities. She is also a bit of a globetrotter and finds joy when traveling to new cities or countries.
Aileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design degree from Michigan State University. She holds an NCIDQ Certification, which is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to protect public health, safety, and welfare. Aileen is also a member of the International Interior Design Association.