Cecelia Denegre established CDA&I Architecture and Interiors in 1992, devoted to integration of architecture and interior design for commercial, institutional, and residential clients.
Learning, living, and working are hallmarks of CDA&I’s practice areas – educational, residential, and commercial work – and part of our philosophy.
CDA&I thinks beyond normal boundaries to inspired solutions. We capture each client’s vision and manifest it into a physical reality that balances program, budget, and context. In creating a sense of place for our clients, we are sensitive stewards of their resources, balancing economic and environmental considerations for maximum benefit.
In 2002, principal Joseph Denegre joined CDA&I. He and Cece oversee a small, studio-driven practice in which collaboration and camaraderie keep the design process lively and engaging.
Joseph Denegre runs CDA&I with his wife and partner Cecelia Denegre, extending their personal partnership into the workplace, where they share a commitment to integrated design and dedicated client service. Joe is an analytical designer, always investigating to discover and achieve the best option for each client’s needs. His wealth of technical knowledge and code expertise make him a resource within and outside of the office. Two decades of design and project management experience keep Joe’s vision and focus sharp. Strong listening skills translate into good stewardship of his clients’ resources and trust, and innovative design results are achieved regardless of budget or parameters.
Francesco Zampetti applies a solution-oriented approach to projects enabling effective communication and collaboration with clients, design consultants and construction teams. With over 25 years of project experience and attentive care to providing practical solutions in renovation and new construction work, Francesco brings projects to realization meeting challenging schedules, budgets, and sustainability goals. Outside of work the avid photographer, traveler and community volunteer serves as a chair for the property and building committee for St. Malachy’s Parish and has provided pro-bono planning for several non-profit organizations including carbon neutral designs.
Christine Kepko designs spaces that stimulate patrons both visually and mentally. As a senior interior designer with nearly two decades of corporate interior design experience, Christine brings appreciation for timeless aesthetics and understanding of contemporary sustainability standards to her work for CDA&I. She maintains a commitment to efficiency in design, collaboration across all disciplines, and integrating smart planning with principles of good design. Strong interpersonal skills make Christine both an empathetic client advocate and a confident mentor in the office. She stays creative and inspired by teaching as an adjunct instructor at Arcadia University, attending local arts events, cooking, and gardening.
A Graduate from the Art Institute’s Interior Design program, Ariel Ricciuti maintains a full-time schedule with CDA&I as the firm’s junior interior designer, marketing assistant, and resource librarian. Ariel’s organization skills and her affinity for space planning and graphics make her a valuable contributor to projects and office activities alike. Detail-oriented and creative, Ariel designs and builds furniture around her busy schedule, and has already contributed to the professional design community as Student Representative on the local American Society of Interior Designers board.
With a graduate degree in Interior Architecture and an undergraduate degree in Landscape Design, Miaoxin Wang melds her affinity for the natural environment with creative solutions of interior spaces. Detail oriented, timely, and hardworking, Miaoxin joins CDA&I as the firm’s Junior Interior Designer and Resource Librarian. Her strong drafting and hand rendering skills aid in quick communication of ideas, and her proficiency in digital technology supports professional-level presentation. Outside of the office Miaoxin enjoys traveling, experiencing new cultures, and savoring delicious food.
Cecelia Denegre founded CDA&I in 1992 with an emphasis on integrated architecture and interior design and client advocacy. Like the hint of Kentucky drawl that graces Cece’s words, her design skills and client relations are warm and deliberate. A background in fine art and psychology lets her develop design concepts emphasizing color, context, and the individual personality of each client. Cece’s charismatic leadership guides clients confidently through the challenges of commercial, institutional, and civic projects of all sizes. Through 20 years of managing CDA&I and its work, Cece has become known for her forward-thinking, holistic approach and for the architecture and relationships cultivated along the way.