Fabie Derbigny

, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate

Interior Designer

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Fabie began with Tipton as a student intern and is currently the director of the Interior Design studio.

She was named the 2020 Emerging Professional by LSBID (Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers) and is a past president of the International Interior Design Association Delta Regional Chapter. Because of her leadership, Tipton’s Interior Design studio has evolved a collaborative, hands-on approach to all phases of design that blurs the boundary between Architecture and Interior. Fabie particularly values the power of hand-sketching ideas to speak to any audience.

Fabie brings to the team not only the Office Dog, but a curiosity for interior finishes. She and her team explore how finishes are maintained, how they perform over time, and how all aspects can excel within the parameters of the budget. Her passion for learning and problem solving abilities assure a space that will perform for the end-user for years to come. Her favorite experience at Tipton so far has been learning and teaching: seeing herself and others grow in the face of challenges is a gratifying inspiration.

For more about Fabie and her design perspective, read her conversation with Grand Rapids Chair Co. on higher ed design trends.

LSU Huey P. Long Field House Renovation

JV with RHH Architects

Baton Rouge, LA

Stephenson Pet Clinic, Louisiana State University

In Association with BDA Architects

Baton Rouge, LA

Stokely Hall, University of Tennessee Knoxville

A Partnership with Cope Architects and Lauderdale Design

Knoxville, TN

Creative Bloc

Baton Rouge, LA

Dukes Dining, James Madison University

In association with Perkins + Will

Harrisonburg, VA

D-Hall, James Madison University

In Association with Moseley Architects

Harrisonburg, VA

New Dining Commons, Morehead State University

A Joint Venture with EOP Architects

Morehead, KY

Stokely Hall, University of Tennessee Knoxville

A Partnership with Cope Architects and Lauderdale Design

Knoxville, TN

“The 90,” University of Kentucky

Joint Venture with Ross Tarrant Architects

Lexington, KY

Broderick Dining Commons, Old Dominion University

A Partnership with Moseley Architects

Norfolk, VA

Fresh Food Company, Mississippi State University

Partnership with JH&H Architects

Starkville, MS

Coblentz Hall Dining Renovation, Hood College

Frederick, MD

Connell Hall Fresh Food Company, Mercer University

Macon, GA

Campus Dining Programming and Conceptual Design, University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Student Center Renovation, Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

* denotes work completed prior to joining Tipton Associates

EducationBachelor of Interior Design, Louisiana State University, 2011

LicenseNational Council Interior Design Qualification License No. 30117, 2014
LA Registered Interior Designer #1437

ExperienceJoined Tipton in October 2010

AffiliationsIIDA Delta Regional Chapter, Past President

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