Therese Baron Gurney ASID


Therese Baron Gurney has implemented interior design in homes, yachts, and jets throughout the United States and Europe.  She is dedicated to creating a harmonious collaboration between Client, Architect and Interior Designer.  Her design work includes seamless integration of interiors and architecture with an emphasis on modern design solutions.

Therese Baron Gurney began her career as designer for several prominent Washington, DC interior design firms. In 1989, Therese joined internationally acclaimed Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA as Interior Designer.  She is responsible for providing interior design, selection of finishes and furnishings in numerous, modern residential and commercial projects worldwide. In addition, collaborations with, Robert M. Gurney, FAIA have been continuous throughout her career.  The natural integration of interior design and architecture from conceptual design has become the focus of her current work.

Ms. Baron Gurney’s position includes space planning, lighting design, graphics, custom furniture, millwork design, furniture specifications and procurement.   Her expertise is  involved in art selection and installment, audio, video, computer coordination and furniture system installations.  

Therese Baron Gurney has been both responsible for numerous award winning projects from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and The American Institute of Architects (AIA). She has consistently won numerous Awards for Excellence in Design from 2000, to her most current awards received in 2017 from the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Recently she received four additional first place awards for Residential Interiors in the 2016 ASID Award program + Calvert Street Residence won a National Honor Award for Interior Architecture from the American Institute of Architects. Additionally, Baron Gurney was the recipient of the 2002 Washington Chapter ASID Award for Designer of Distinction.

Therese’s work is a part of the Architectural Book Series Modern Order and Robert M. Gurney: Master Architect  and also has been widely published in national, regional and local publications, including Architectural Digest, Washingtonian, Architectural Record, Home and Design, Inform Magazine, Architecture + Design and the Washington Post.  She has lectured for student mentor programs at the Washington Design Center, Marymount University, and Mount Vernon College.  Additionally, she was a member of a lecture series focusing on the collaborations between architects and interior designers sponsored by The Washington Chapter of the AIA and Metropolis Magazine.  

Ms. Baron Gurney has served as a member of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter ASID governing board.  She continues to serve on professional and student juries and regularly contributes her time Pro Bono for schools and other projects.