As Head of Business Development, Virginia collaborates with international development and hospitality brand teams to bring BNOdesign the best of commercial and business developments around the world.
Virginia Cobb built a global reputation as a key executive for W Hotels and Resorts Worldwide as the Senior Director of Design and Planning for the Europe, Africa and Middle East division. Based in Brussels, Virginia served as the sole design representative in the region for the rapidly expanding brand. In this capacity, she collaborated with internationally recognized designers: Ricardo Bofill Architects - Barcelona, Yabu Pushelberg Interior Designers â€“ Toronto and New York City, Antonio Citterio Architects - Milan, Patrick Jouin Interior designer - Paris, Concrete Architects and Interior Designers - Amsterdam, and MAKE Architects - London. Significant projects included developments in, Barcelona, London , Verbier, Athens, Amman, Istanbul, and Dubai.
Prior to working in the corporate global division, Virginia served as Director of Development and Planning in the W Hotels headquarters located in New York City. Virginia held the same integral role with complex teams executing developments in the US. Interior design projects included: W Denver by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, W Vieques by BNOdesign, and W Austin by Olsen Sundberg Kundig Architects, and a host of other projects from New York City to Maui.
Virginia developed her expertise in a wide array of commercial and historically significant preservation projects in her 15 year career as a developer and architect in Chicago, Illinois. Co-founder of Evergreen Properties in Chicago, she directed innovative architects, engineers and real estate consultants, as well as collaborated with city and community organizations.
Prior to co-founding Evergreen Properties, Virginia practiced as an interior architect and as an apprentice architect at Eifler and Associates in Chicago. Here she led the AIA award winning interior design of the Frank Lloyd Wright Seth Peterson Cottage, in Mirror Lake, Wisconsin
Presently living in Austin and working remotely for BNOdesign, she uses her amazing expertise to connect BNOdesign to the best projects worldwide.