Associate Principal | Co-Residential Practice Area Leader
As the co-leader of the Washington, DC studio and Residential Interiors practice area, Jennifer oversees the design direction of the all projects within the studio.
With over 15 years of experience working in every region in the United States, she leads multiple teams through all phases of concept, design and construction. While Multi-Residential has become her primary focus, she had delivered national & international luxury hotels, exclusive private residences, senior living properties and upscale student housing. Whether working on a new-build or a renovation, she is passionate about capturing the synergy between interior design, architecture and place. Jennifer always looks to incorporate both sustainable and “WELL” solutions into her designs and has delivered both high-end, modern and traditional projects.
Ms. Beggiato’s favorite design exercises include crafting concepts that will personally resonate with the target end-user whether it be a tenant, guest, buyer or student, as well as develop space plans that are smart, functional and memorable. She works with marketing and branding teams to recognize trends, with leasing and management groups to develop a comprehensive, desirable amenity and unit package, and with development teams to understand what is required to successfully produce a product that will realize a positive return on investment. To keep current, whenever traveling to both new and repeat markets, she always tours local comparables to stay current and knowledgeable about what “the other folks” are producing.
Ms. Beggiato holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geology and History from Indiana University. She began working at ForrestPerkins in 2005. Her Master’s thesis focused on sustainable rehabilitation and in order to produce a design that accounted for criteria in both practice areas, she has to work closely with the USGBC and Department on the Interior.