Mary Mowad Guiteau, IIDA, IFMA
Registered Interior Designer
A corporate office, a medical clinic, and an academic building all have something in common for Mary Mowad Guiteau. Each represents an opportunity to engage her problem-solving skills and detail-oriented approach to come up with functional, engaging interior environments.
Her work in commercial interior design starts with programming to understand the specific needs of each unique client. She then takes that programmatic information and develops space plans that are functional, efficient, and innovative. From there, she develops the design and construction documents and completes each project with finishes, furnishings, and accessories that add the final touches. Listening to her clients, responding to their project requirements, and guiding them to think creatively are a few of the things Mary loves about her role. She prides herself on creating spaces and environments in which her clients – and, in turn, the people they serve – enjoy spending their time.
Mary devotes her free time to her two young children and encouraging them to pursue their passion for school, the arts, and sports. She is also involved in numerous volunteer activities, from raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to raising awareness for Children’s Miracle Network through the statewide Phi Mu Ladies of Louisiana philanthropic organization, of which she is a founding member. She was named Woman of the Year in 2004 and 2013 by the Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs and has been active in this nonprofit group’s executive leadership for many years. Mary was a member of the Leadership Tangipahoa Class of 2014, which recognizes upcoming community leaders.
Mary earned a degree in interior design from Louisiana State University in 1997 and has been a state-registered interior designer since 2001. She joined H/S in 2007.