My Design Journey is a collaborative video series, created by ASID, IIDA, CIDQ, IDC, and IDEC, featuring underrepresented members of the design community sharing their personal experiences, challenges, and triumphs in pursuing their professional path as an interior designer.
CIDQ continues to celebrate the diversity of our NCIDQ Certificate holders - embracing and fostering an environment that is inclusive of all cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations,
ages, abilities, perspectives, and ways of thinking.
Welcome to Design Diversity Spotlights!
Meet Cole Baessler, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C
Project Manager at Ramsey County (Minnesota)
Cole is an architect and interior designer with 13 years’ experience leading interior design
projects. Though workplace design has been a primary focus, his project work also includes
high-end residential, hospitality, and healthcare. Cole taught interior design studio at Dunwoody
College in Minneapolis, MN, and has been a guest lecturer at The George Washington University in
Washington, DC. Cole currently leads workplace projects as a Project Manager for Ramsey County.
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