Jenifer Badershall

Associate | Senior Interior Designer

At SMMA

  • Jenifer specializes in interior design on K-12 educational new construction and renovation projects
  • Responsibilities include coordination during design development and construction documentation phases, school building committee presentations, and specification research—as well as overseeing the construction process and collaborating with consultants and engineers
  • Skills include programming, space planning, and coordination among all disciplines
  • Excels at understanding the needs of each client, recognizing that every project is unique

Sustainable School Design

“I enjoy designing schools,” says Jenifer. “I like all aspects of educational design, but especially the creativity involved in conceptualizing each space. I particularly enjoyed designing the Bancroft Elementary School in Andover. We spent countless hours with the staff and community, which is invaluable when designing a successful learning environment.”

“SMMA wanted to incorporate the school’s surroundings by using natural materials throughout the interior," she says. "We brought daylight through a two-story atrium, incorporated oversized borrowed lights in classrooms, and widened classroom entries, all of which disperse daylight throughout the interior. The palette is sophisticated for an elementary school, but has interesting patterns, recycled materials, and playful colors.”