Alex Knodel has joined ForrestPerkins as a Junior Interior Designer based in Dallas, Texas. Before graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati, where he was on the Dean’s List every semester through college, Mr. Knodel participated in the Professional Practice Co-op Program, alternating semesters of college studies with semesters of work in the field of Interior Design. Alex worked as an intern for three semesters from 2013 through 2015 with ForrestPerkins, where he was responsible for FF&E selections, specifications, and renderings on various hospitality and multi-residential projects. He also interned with Lbrands in Columbus, Ohio, and worked as an Interior Design Assistant at Amy Youngblood Interiors in Cincinnati.

Mr. Knodel was honored as the first recipient of the Clifford R. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship, which Deborah Lloyd Forrest, president of ForrestPerkins, presented to him at the HD Platinum Circle Gala in New York City in 2014. He went on to receive the NEWH Dallas Chapter Scholarship in 2015, and the NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship in 2015. Since January 2017, Alex has volunteered as a Dallas Chapter Board Member of NEWH, continuing to promote the hospitality network and award exceptional students with scholarship opportunities.