MSU Grad Laura Casai Honored as 2016 Member of Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 under 40

Laura C. Casai, IIDA, LEED AP (MSU '06, B.A., Interior Design), TMP Architecture's Director of Interior Design, was recently announced as a member of the Oakland County, Michigan, Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016.

February 5, 2016

Laura C. Casai, IIDA, LEED AP, TMP Architecture’s Director of Interior Design

By: Michelle McCulloch, TMP Architecture, (248) 338-4561, mmcculloch@tmp-architecture.com

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Jan. 27, 2016 -- Laura C. Casai, IIDA, LEED AP (MSU ’06, B.A., Interior Design), TMP Architecture’s Director of Interior Design, was recently announced as a member of the Oakland County, Michigan, Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016.

Nearly 450 nominations were reviewed by an independent panel of judges who were seeking the top 40 young professionals and thought leaders who live or work in Oakland County, Michigan. Laura, among the class of 40, will be invited to attend the State of the County Address in February and will be acknowledged as a member of the Elite 40 Under 40. She will also receive an invitation to participate in Elite 40 Under 40 events, including an awards ceremony and roundtable discussions.

Laura’s nomination focused on her professional achievements -- particularly her role as Director of Interior Design for TMP Architecture, representing the youngest in that position over the firm’s 57-year history. Laura’s community involvement, professional contributions - including presentations and pro bono work with state and local groups -- as well as honors and awards received, were also considered during the judging process.

Laura is a 2006 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Oakland University, which she earned in 2015. Laura joined TMP as a student intern in 2002 and was promoted as an Associate with the firm in 2011. She has led the interior design efforts on many significant projects in both the K-12 and college/university markets including clients such as Michigan State University, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit Country Day School and Bloomfield Hills Schools. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and is qualified with the National Council for Interior Design.

TMP has offices in Portage and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and produces a variety of projects for college/university, K-12 educational and municipal clients. Some of the firm’s current work includes projects for Troy School District, the College of Business & Management Expansion for Saginaw Valley State University, and new facilities for the University of Michigan’s South Athletic Campus.

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