Bachelor of Arts
Harrington College of Design
Associate of Interior Design
As Principal at the firm, Sheyla Conforte has led SCB’s award-winning interior design practice since 2007, where she sets the design strategy for corporate and institutional projects and oversees all aspects of the studios in Chicago and San Francisco. Under her leadership as Executive Director of Interior Design, the firm’s interior design group has grown to upwards of 50 designers, revenue has tripled and the portfolio now regularly includes work for Fortune 500 and 100 clients like ITW, Hub Group, Walgreens, and United Airlines. Along with independently won projects, Sheyla’s studio also supports SCB’s architectural practice, designing the interiors of many of the firm’s award-winning residential towers and corporate offices.
Sheyla has a unique sense of design, materiality and detailing. She considers the workplace a strategic corporate resource and believes that a well-designed, environmentally conscious work setting can enhance employee productivity and a company’s overall performance. Her design expertise is enhanced by 10 years of prior professional experience in account management and client development, which provided her with a strong foundation in client stewardship and a deep understanding of brand alignment—both traits that enable her to work closely with clients to achieve their vision for their space, whether working in office, residential, or higher education markets.
Sheyla’s recent projects include 100,000 SF for a Chicago-based law firm, the innovative collaborative learning environment for the new Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, and United Club and Global First International Lounges at Heathrow International Airport’s new Terminal Two. A member of the IIDA, ASID and NCIDQ, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design.