Ritsick Design Associates is a vibrant and nimble Interior Design team passionate about Hospitality. Based in Frederick, MD, RDA provides interior design services related to all aspects of Hospitality Design to include, but not limited to: Hotel Renovations & Conversions; New Build Hotels; Brand Refreshments; Restaurant Design
Corinne Ritsick, Principal & Creative Leader Corinne’s passion and philosophy that great design is forward thinking, inspirational, collaborative, and cost effective. She has built Ritsick Design’s portfolio paying attention to each hotel’s unique character reflective of its location and developer, elevating the property amongst its competitive set and creating memorable new guest experiences.
Mandy Balthrop, Senior Designer & Studio Manager Mandy’s creative talent supplements Corinne’s design vision, as Senior Designer & Studio Manager, Mandy’s passion for innovative solutions to common problems, fabulous taste and refined sense of spatial experience brings strong guidance and design direction to all projects. Her effective organizational process and project management skills has forged a cohesive team, ensuring deadlines are met and documentation is detailed and thorough.
Mayuri Pendse, Associate Designer “God is in the Details” – Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, sums up Mayuri’s passion for attention to detail. Her keen eye for the details required for a successful interior, enhances the final experience and enjoyment of any space she designs.
Dreyphen Hepfer, Associate Designer Dreyphen is an up and coming designer with strong creative instincts and passion for discovering new and exciting design solutions. His sociable personality and original design interpretations makes him an invaluable asset within Ritsick Design.
Teresa Nolan, Procurement Director Teresa is tenacious in ensuring all FF&E procurement that Ritsick Purchasing undertakes is effectively budgeted, managed and delivered. Her convivial nature and quick wit build constructive relationships with our clients, suppliers, construction project managers and logistic coordinators, ensuring goods arrive timely and in good shape.
The stimulus for Halyofest came from a large gathering of the common brown shield bug or Halyomorpha Halys in the Ritsick Design Associates office in the Fall. The small invasion gave rise to some research spirit and closer examination of an insect that is much reviled. The team discovered on further inspection a gorgeous silhouette and fascinating markings which then inspired them to use this shape as a starting point for a fabric design. Using Mayuri’s initial shield shape to form kaleidoscope rosettes and creating a slightly retro, loosely woven plaid-like lattice for structure, the team built a pattern that connects us directly back to nature and the realization that sometimes beauty can be found in the strangest of places.