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"A cutting-edge designer, she’s translated her love for NYC’s vibrant nightlife into her calling, hospitality design." Start designing with K&Co

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As a native New Yorker, Krista Ninivaggi gravitated to the city's vibrant nightlife. Between studying architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and summers spent exploring New York City, she found her calling in hospitality design. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture, Ninivaggi started her career with the Rockwell Group under the tutelage of famed designer David Rockwell. After gaining experience in hospitality design and environmental branding, she joined design firm AvroKO where she earned international recognition working with cutting-edge hoteliers and restaurateurs.

In 2011, Ninivaggi joined SHoP Architects as Director of the Interior Design Group. She successfully led the expansion of SHoP’s offerings while also completing interior projects for Google’s executive offices and Shopbop’s corporate office in New York. During this period she was also recognized with several notable industry awards including Interior Design’s 2012 Best of Year Awards,’s 2013 Young Gun and Designer of the Year in 2014 by Contract Design Magazine.

In her newest venture, K&CO, Ninivaggi encapsulates her design experience to ensure her vision and creative process fully serves her clients. Started in 2014, K&CO has quickly grown into a nearly 10-person boutique firm specializing in hospitality and large-scale multi-family residential interiors.