Here at Benchmark Group, we are known for our engineering and architecture departments.  But did you know we also have interior design as well?  With diverse experience and skill sets, we have a great team on staff that is ready to design your next project.  We’d love to introduce you to these Benchmark Designers, so take a minute and read all about our interior design team!

From left:  Casey Clippinger, Haley Hughes, Elizabeth Stadterman, and Hannah Fraser

Casey Clippinger, NCIDQ, ASID – Casey graduated from the University of Arkansas with her degree in Interior Design.  Shortly after, she became a Benchmark employee.  Since then, she has received her NCIDQ certification, her LEED certification, and has become an ASID Member.  She has worked on several project teams designing for clients such as Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.  She also enjoys working on non-proto type projects and is always excited to learn something new.   Outside of work, Casey loves outdoor activities such as kayaking and backpacking and is an avid traveler.  She recently ventured to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and she has an upcoming trip planned to Italy in the Spring!

Haley Hughes – After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with her bachelor’s in Interior Design, Haley gained experience both in residential and commercial interior design at multiple firms in Los Angeles, California.  Upon moving to Arkansas in 2017, she joined Benchmark Group and is currently a designer for both the Architectural and Interior Design teams.  Haley’s career project experience includes design for model homes, high-end residential projects, restaurants, corporate offices, grocery, and retail.  In her spare time, Haley enjoys spending time on the lake and hanging out on her farm with her dogs, cats, and 30 chickens.

Elizabeth Stadterman, Allied ASID – After graduating from Kansas State University, with a master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design, Elizabeth started her career at Benchmark group.  Combining her previous experience in multifamily residential with current experience in retail, restaurant, and bank design, Elizabeth focuses on creating wholistic designs that meet the client’s needs.  Currently, Elizabeth works as a designer on multiple teams within Benchmark Group.  She is also the 2019 Chair Elect of the Northwest Arkansas group of ASID, and is nearing completion of her NCIDQ certification.  Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys making furniture and home decor items in her woodshop and walking the NWA trails with her two Chihuahuas.

Hannah Fraser – Hannah graduated from the University of Arkansas / Fay Jones School of Architecture.  She later became the Lead Interior Designer for an architectural firm in Little Rock.  There she worked on projects ranging from government to retail, schools, hospitals, and churches.  In 2015, she and her husband moved to Northwest Arkansas where she joined the Benchmark team working as an Architectural Designer.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her 2-year-old daughter, and their dog “Payla”.  They’re also anticipating the arrival of their second daughter in May of 2019!