Krista Ninivaggi

Principal and Interior Design Leader, Woods Bagot New York

Krista Ninivaggi, Principal and Interior Design Leader of Woods Bagot New York, has more than twenty years of experience tailoring interiors for projects worldwide. In 2014, Ninivaggi founded her eponymous firm K&CO in lower Manhattan. The boutique firm focused on commercial interiors, with particular attention paid to hospitality, multifamily residential, and workplace interiors. Today, she continues her expertise in these typologies at Woods Bagot, serving as a visual thought leader for a range of forward-thinking clients. She and her team specialize in bespoke interiors that work in concert with the surrounding architecture and infuse abstract conceptual ideas into programming, material selection, and furniture design. Whether in new or existing structures, the team strives to create immersive environments that satisfy the senses, layering tactical and visual experiences for richer and more diverse spaces.

Ninivaggi is the recipient of multiple awards, and in 2013 was named “Young Gun” by Curbed and was Contract magazine's 2014 “Designer of the Year.” She is the Co-Chair of RISD Alumni Association’s Mentorship Committee, and previously served on Contract magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board, the New York School of Interior Design’s Undergraduate Program Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board for The American Society of Interior Designers. Ninivaggi has held teaching positions at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Columbia University’s GSAPP, in addition to serving as a guest lecturer at numerous architectural and interior design institutions. She has also juried a diverse array of international awards. Ninivaggi is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.