Julia is the Principal Designer and mastermind behind Kirkendall Design. She started the company in 1993 and has completed some amazing projects, both commercial and residential, over the course of the years. A big picture strategic thinker, Julia takes a hands-on approach and her willingness to take risks has kept the firm on the leading edge of high-end design for decades.
Her passion for the field was evident as a child. Armed with paste, paint and a cardboard box, Julia turned recyclables into miniature dollhouses, complete with wallpapered walls, slip-covered furniture, window coverings, rugs and art. Being number five of eight children, she learned early on how to be heard and have confidence in her convictions. Julia was born and raised in Lima, Ohio, where her family lived in various era homes. This early exposure to great architecture came to have a lasting effect on Julia’s own personal style.