Cynthia Ray

Interior Architect
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Cynthia Ray

Interior Architect

Many of Cynthia’s earliest memories involve architecture: vying with her brother to be first to spot Nebraska’s State Capitol on the way back from vacation, admiring the Swedish Gothic architecture of her grandmother’s church in Wakefield, Nebraska, visiting her dad at his I.M Pei-designed office in Lincoln and working her first job in Philip Johnson’s Sheldon Art Gallery. With this underpinning, it isn’t surprising that Cynthia went on to study Interior Design and Art History at UNL, later earning a Master’s of Architecture at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. While in L.A., she worked as a special event designer in the entertainment industry, creating experiences for clients such as Gucci, Universal Studios and the Emmy Awards. Since then she has worked in interior design, marketing and event planning, always seeking to create memorable spaces and moments.

Outside of work, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children, making their passions her own. Whether it’s a speech meet, football game or show choir competition, she is there cheering them on. Finding time for church, regular yoga practice and walks with her dog are always a priority.


What is your favorite place you have visited?
I have a love for all things Scandanavian and spent a summer living in southern Sweden in college. My home away from home is Los Angeles.

What are you optimistic about?
The extraordinary strengths and talents of individuals keeps me endlessly fascinated and optimistic.

How do you engage in your community?
I volunteer at my church and in the Elkhorn Public Schools.

What is your inspiration?
I am inspired by the needs of people – physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional. Design must not only meet people where they are at, but allow them to grow in new ways.