Kirsten Marklin Is Making Her Mark

Since joining the team at JEMA earlier this year, Kirsten Marklin has already made a significant impact on the firm, expanding the breadth, depth, and dimension of our interior design practice in exciting ways. Kirsten earned a BFA in interior design from Maryville University and has her NCIDQ and LEED Green Associate certifications.


Kirsten has a background and strong interest in environmental psychology and describes her approach to interior design as "people first." She initially became connected to JEMA through a shared interest in supporting Mission St. Louis, a local not-for-profit that operates out of north St. Louis. Kirsten was attracted to JEMA because of our commitment to community engagement and mission-driven organizations.

Kirsten also volunteers with Girls on the Run and the Ferguson Youth Initiative.

She is currently leading the design effort on a number of key projects at JEMA, including People's National Bank, MiTek, West End Clinic, MOFO Residences, and the GL Group's new HQ.

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Prior to joining JEMA, Kirsten worked at HOK for nearly 7 years. She currently teaches at Maryville University in their accredited interior design program. Her expertise and fresh perspective make her an exciting addition to the JEMA team.