Meena Krenek, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP

Meena Krenek, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP

Past President, IIDA Southern California

Meena is an inspiring, award winning Interior Designer, Global Practice Director, Venues Interiors and Principal at HKS, who has transformed her client’s companies, strengthening their corporate cultures through experiential design. She considers space and form at many scales while understanding the importance of interior environments that are human-centric. She has a keen ability to embed herself in her client’s needs and develops tailored design responses that positively influence their business drivers and employee engagement. Meena has focused on integrating both architectural and interior design to create solutions that cross boundaries, encourage emotional connections with space, and prioritize health, wellness and human energy. She has worked in the New York, Atlanta, and now Los Angeles. Her strength is creating interior architecture that tells a story and encourages the end user to embark on a unique brand journey every day. Her interior design leadership fosters innovative thinking for provocative design exploration.


“At a very basic level, what people crave is community, connection, and a sense of belonging. If we don’t provide this is our designs, we are not doing justice to the people who spend their time in these spaces.”


“As a designer, I’m acutely aware of the power of design to change human behavior. That’s why I always seek a deeper meaning, experience, or positive contribution to society with my work.”


Meena believes the best design evokes human emotion by stimulating the senses. Step inside a space she’s designed, and you’ll instantly be taken on an experiential journey—your eyes drawn to artful lines, your ears attuned to ambient sounds, your fingertips tickled by texture. Because it’s when function meets form and feeling, Meena believes, that a project reaches its full potential.


Meena’s design leadership has caught the attention of design editors, awards jurors, and publications far and wide, including: