Profile: Victoria Stone, founder and principal
Victoria began her career in health care in 1980 at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Washington D.C. developing health education and training programs for business and industry. In 1982 she moved into the area of managed care and marketed the services of health maintenance organizations and preferred provider networks to corporate health benefit clients.
In 1988 Victoria made a transition from health care into interior design and established her design studio, Victoria Stone Interiors, in San Francisco. Observing the positive, transformational effect interior design had on her clients' lives, Victoria realized design is a powerful tool for meeting not only physical needs, but emotional and spiritual needs as well. Joining together her design skills and health care experience, she was inspired to create StoneCircle, a company whose efforts are directed towards the design, development and promotion of healing environments in corporate and health care settings. Victoria provides interior design consultation services to organizations interested in developing innovative design solutions for supporting health and healing. Her clients include: California Pacific Medical Center, The Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Alta Bates Medical Center, Mt. Diablo Medical Center The Institute for Health and Healing, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Peekskill Area Health Center and Planetree.
A recipient of an A.S.I.D. Design Excellence Award, and a Center for Health Design Award, her work has been published in: In My World, Designing Living & Learning Environments For The Young, Commercial Lighting: Creating Dynamic Public Spaces, Better Homes and Garden, Interior Design, The San Francisco Examiner, The San Francisco Chronicle, Examiner Magazine, Focus Magazine, Canadian Interiors, and the New York Times. In addition her work has been featured on the ABC Evening News and Bay TV. Victoria has given lectures and workshops to numerous organizations including: American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, Institute for Health and Healing, Planetree, Tenth Symposium on Healthcare Design, and the alt.office Conference. As a guest lecturer for the Interior Design and Architecture Department of the University of California Extension, Victoria has given seminars on creating healing environments for design students as well as the community.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Public Health from California State University, Northridge. Victoria is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
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