Advisory Panel

Mary Fisher Knott, CID, Allied ASID, CLIPP, CAPS


Mary began her career in 1963 as a kitchen designer for Southern California Edison Company.  Moving to Portland, Oregon, to establish a Home Modernization program for Pacific Group then known as Pacific Power and Light where she implemented her design skills in residential space planning.  In 1974 she returned to Southern California and opened a kitchen design center in Beverly Hills and continued to work in Southern California until 1996 when she and her husband John moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.  Mary has always emphasized the importance of including Ergonomic Design Principles in her numerous designs.
 
Mary is the author of several books and booklets on design.  Her current book, Kitchen And Bath Design Basics, published by John Wiley & Sons, contains a full chapter on Ergonomic Design Principles.  This Fall her series on Residential Space Planning and Ergonomics for Design Professionals will be available in E-Book form.  
 
A member of numerous several design councils, Mary offers insights into the roll ergonomic design applications have on human factors resulting in a safer, healthier, designed environment.
 
As a Residential Space Planner, Mary feels the opportunities for creating spaces for people of all levels of ability is one of the most exciting challenges in design today not to mention the great rewards gained in helping people live more comfortably and safe.

Member of the Advisory Board of FirstPlace of Arizona.  This organization ensures housing for people with autism and other special abilities.












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