Gere is the Principal of Gere Kavanaugh Designs, a design company she launched over 35 years ago. With design products in several major museums and having earned various awards including the C.O.L.A Award, Gere is one of the leading female designers in all of California. She is known both nationally and internationally, publishing in Japan, Korea, Ireland, England, France, and Central America.
Prior to opening Gere Kavanaugh Designs, Gere gained experience with several profound companies. She worked in design and exhibitions for General Motors and acted as Head of Interiors for Victor Gruen, an architect best known for his invention of shopping malls in the United States. Over the years, Gere has shared an office with Frank Gehry, Greg Walsh, and Dan Chadwick. She also received an NEA Grant for a study of Vernacular Architecture – Home Sweet Home. Gere graduated from Memphis college of Arts with a BFA and was the 5th woman to go through the design department at Cranbrook Academy of Arts, earning an MFA.
This lecture occurred on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm in Breed Hall.