Cushing Terrell Promotes Sandi Rudy to Lead the Firm’s Interior Design Group

Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell is pleased to announce leadership transitions for its Interior Design group. Associate Sandi Rudy, RID, LEED ID+C, has been promoted as director of the firm’s Interior Design service sector. Rudy will be responsible for the strategic direction of the group, business development and high-level client relationship management, staffing and workload management, mentorship and career development for team members, and overall success, health, and growth of the service sector.

Sandi Rudy, Director of Cushing Terrell’s Interior Design Service Sector

“Since the inception of the service sector three years ago, our Interior Design group has grown tremendously — in terms of the number of team members, clients, and projects — as well as the sophistication of their work,” Commercial Design Director Brad Sperry said. “The group’s expertise and creativity have cemented our firm’s reputation as a national leader for commercial interiors.”

“Sandi has played a pivotal role in the group’s success due to her ability to envision and execute on big picture goals for the service sector while mentoring and advancing team members and earning the respect of everyone with whom she works,” he emphasized.

As a previous regional lead for the Interior Design group, Rudy and her team have worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including Google, Facebook, Dell, and Apple, supporting their future-forward workplace designs. Her passion for enhancing the human experience in the built environment has influenced her thoughtful, user-focused approach to interior design and has resulted in strong relationships with owners and occupants. Her dedication to the profession extends beyond her work mentoring and guiding coworkers to helping inspire the next generation of designers as a former lecturer with the Interior Design program at Texas State University.

With Rudy taking on leadership at the service-sector level, two Austin-based interior designers, Angelica Henderson and Eleanor Smith, have been promoted to regional leadership roles. Henderson and Smith both came to Cushing Terrell with several prior years of interior design experience and have quickly proven themselves as strategic thinkers with the skills to not only manage individual projects, but also coordinate regional work and teams.

Angelica Henderson
Interior Design Regional Lead, Austin
Eleanor Smith
Interior Design Regional Lead, Austin

“I’m incredibly pleased to take on the role of service sector leader for Cushing Terrell’s Interior Design group,” said Sandi Rudy. “This team is full of energy and ideas, always pushing the envelope for our clients, as well as pushing forward partnerships that enable more responsible design — such as sustainable material sourcing with Mindful Materials and Material Bank and joining the effort to eliminate forced labor in building material supply chains with Design for Freedom. I couldn’t be prouder of this team and am excited to lead us to the next level with support from Angelica and Eleanor, as well as our other regional interiors leads.”

Ranked #3 for Commercial Interior Design Firms by the Austin Business Journal and newly listed on Interior Design magazine’s 2022 Rising Giants list,  learn more about Cushing Terrell’s Interior Design services.

About Cushing Terrell

Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design opens the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. This foundation continues to define the firm and its multidisciplinary team today. Driven by empathy, the team works to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainable built environments. With more than 450 team members spanning 30-plus disciplines and expertise across the commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail markets, the firm has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Washington. For more information about Cushing Terrell, visit