You Need to Know: Briehn Wildman, Senior Interior Designer at RS&H | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Briehn Wildman is a senior interior designer and project manager at RS&H, based in Jacksonville.

Some of his notable projects include VyStar Credit Union offices in VyStar Tower Downtown, JEA Headquarters, several Florida State College campuses in Jacksonville including Deerwood Center and the Culinary Institute Downtown,

The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville Golf & Country Club. She has been with RS&H since 2006.

I am a problem solver.

I meet with clients and try to help both the architect and the client understand how best to use space and tell people’s stories and branding.

Each space should look like a reflection of the person or people who occupy it.

I’m a Tetris master and love the puzzle part of trying to creatively fit the needs of the program to the footprint given to us.

I love telling a company’s story and helping a company run better and its employees run better while they’re at work.

I like to surprise and amaze people, without going over budget.

I told my father that I wanted to do advertising.

He thought a marketing degree would help me be more well-rounded and get a business degree.

I went to Boston University to do business school and did a double major in finance and marketing.

I loved marketing. The four Ps of marketing: product, place, price and promotion. I wanted to help companies tell their story in space.

Target is different from Walmart, for example. Starbucks and Dunkin’ both sell coffee, but from the packaging to the ambiance to the product, the experience is different.

I moved back to Jacksonville to live with my father and take care of my grandfather.

My younger brother was at home. As I was helping her leaf through the FSCJ catalog, I saw interior design lessons.

I was able to do their two-year program in a year and a half because I had already done a four-year degree.

I had the opportunity to work on several campuses of the FSCJ, which was very enriching to have learned the trade there.

I grew up in Salt Lake City and moved here when I was 16.

My dad still lives in that house and I live five blocks away.

I moved away and loved living in Boston, but as I got older, there’s something to be said for having family nearby.

I’m single. I have a brother in Nocatee and a sister in Gainesville and am the favorite aunt of seven nieces and nephews.

My job is fun.

I know it sounds corny but I really love what I do. I love going to see other projects.

There are a lot of very good designers and architects in town.

I love doing building tours. I love buying local art, collecting local art, and it’s interesting to live in the same town and know the people who painted them.

I am an amateur painter. I love playing pool and poker, but I don’t play either often enough to be the shark I really want to be.

I read a ton.

I read specialist magazines and design magazines.

One of my guilty pleasures is probably murder mystery novels.

When I’m not reading something educational, I read mystery novels.

My favorite part of the job is people-ing.

I love connecting with friends and meeting new people too.

The connection, the human interaction is my favorite thing.

This is why the work from home pandemic isn’t working for me.

Briehn Wildman is a Tetris master and avid reader.

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