Regional Award Winner KDC 2013-14
Joanne Hudson graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture, with a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design. She began her design career in Montreal, Canada working for a commercial design firm.
A move to Toronto and a major renovation of her own home planted the idea for a shift to residential design and, in particular, kitchens. As a result, she ran a new Poggenpohl studio in Toronto before opening her own kitchen design business there. Another move, this time to Philadelphia, gave her the opportunity to continue with kitchens in the Marketplace Design Center. Over the past 30+ years, her business has grown to include tile and bath, closets and an online store.
In addition to her "back yard" of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, Joanne Hudson kitchens can be found in the U.S. in New York, California, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Massachusetts, the Virgin Islands, Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland, and internationally in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada and Nigeria.
Q&A with Joanne Hudson
Travel and background and education.
How do you approach the design process?
You start with the big picture concept and then detail to achieve.
How does your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers/architects?
Embrace new ideas keeping the proven principles of design close at hand.
What is the greatest value you provide your client?
Strong design vision using quality products.
What is your biggest challenge as a designer/architect?
Coming up with the dream client believes in, and a contractor that executes that dream.
What does the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design contest mean to you?
What are some of the current design trends?
Cleaning up spaces.
Where do you see kitchen design going in the next 5 years?
Getting more and more individual for each client.