Yolanda Wright, IIDA, RID, NCIDQ
“I love practicing interior design and space planning. When moving a client to a new space, we aren’t replicating the space they are leaving but creating a new, more positive, innovative space to meet their current needs.”
Yolanda is an incredibly talented interior designer who has worked on a wide range of projects over her 29-year career, bringing a refined perspective to each one. She approaches every task with an extreme attention to detail and a tremendous work ethic, ensuring the best possible design solutions for each of her projects. She is considered an industry leader in her field.
As one of the first employees of KKT Architects Inc., Yolanda is a favorite office mentor and has built a fiercely loyal client base.
Get to Know Yolanda
Education, Licensing, Boards, Publications, Presentations, Awards
- Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Oklahoma State University
- ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Presidential Citation for Community Service
- Presentation: “BOMA [Building Owners and Managers Association] Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculation”
- Presentation: Tulsa Area Legal Association, “Designing Space for Multiple Generations in the Workplace”
What is your favorite type of project and why?
I like corporate space planning, because I get to use my space-planning skills and innovative design techniques, first creating on paper, then seeing the plan come to fruition.
What do you find most rewarding in your career and working with your clients?
Seeing my clients’ needs met and their vision come to life is the most rewarding aspect of my career.
What brought you to Tulsa?
I was born and raised in Tulsa. Tulsa is a great place to live and work, especially now with all the new and innovative projects happening in downtown and across the metro/region.
Why KKT? What sets KKT apart from its competitors?
KKT’s people are the best. I love the collaboration we have with each other.
How do you keep your skills up-to-date with the newest trends and best practices?
I learn from my travels to different cities and seeing what they are doing. For example, Rotterdam, Netherlands is an old city, but their innovative urban planning is on the forefront. They’ve created a city which is unique and thoughtfully planned. It inspires me to keep creating.
What or who inspires you?
I’ve always loved music, and design, like music, is a creative outlet. Just like music evolves, so does design.
Do you support any local charities? If so, which one(s)?
Community Food Bank, United Way Tulsa