A Louisiana native, Christi Rogers grew up appreciating traditional architecture and eclectic style.
She credits her southern roots for sparking her love of design.
Christi received her bachelor's from Loyola University New Orleans in 1996 then spent several years traveling the world living in Prague, London and Paris enhancing her education and developing a world-wide view of design. She understands the common thread that creates interesting and exuberant interiors, both close to home and on a global scale.
Christi subsequently received a degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in
New York City in 2006. Immediately afterwards, she began a coveted apprenticeship with interior designer and New York taste maker, Jamie Drake.
As a Studio Leader, she honed her eye and skill for creating luxurious interiors for high-profile clients. While at Drake Design she designed and project managed over 25 projects: from a Parisian apartment in the Marais to a British townhome in Eaton Square, to resort villas in Aruba. During that process, she also gained years of experience in a vast array of related areas from lighting and furniture design to bespoke finishes and the top artisans who create them.
Ms. Rogers founded CRDA in 2010. Whether it is her southern upbringing or her years of experience interacting with diverse clientele and their requirements, she prides herself on listening to what clients ask for, educating and expanding their views of what is possible, to ultimately create a unique interior specific to each project. She chooses projects that challenge her ability not just to make a room look stunning in a photospread, but that serve their desired function once the photos are done and “real life” begins.
Ultimately, whether the client takes a hands-on approach or relies primarily on the talents and experience of the CRD team, Christi Rogers is a distinguished designer who understands her client's sense of style and translates this into modern luxe interiors.
Jorge Castillo has over thirty years of experience in all aspects and phases of development, design and construction of interior projects including high-end hospitality, luxury residential, and adaptive re-use projects. He received his Architectural degree from one of the country’s premier institutions, The Cooper Union. Over the years Jorge has worked for several prominent architecture and design firms including I.M. Pei, Rockwell Group, Jeffrey Beers International, JCJ Architecture, Gwathmey Seigel, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. In Qatar, he worked with world renowned architects Arquitectonica and Wilson Associates on the construction of the $150 Million Emir of Qatar Palace and as well as the $400 million renovation of Dudley House residence in London.
Jorge brings extensive knowledge in the development of strategies for leisure hospitality, luxury residential, multi-use venues, grand scale retail, food and beverage and hotel opportunities. Having worked abroad for several years with projects built on all seven continents, Jorge carries a deep understanding and the know-how to execute projects across a wide range of industries and scale. Recent residential projects in New York City include Hunters Point South with Related Companies, 2 residential towers with approximately 1,000 keys and 140 West Street with Magnum Real Estate Group, 161 condos and a $100 Million hyper-luxury penthouse.