Callie R. Elsner


Callie Elsner is a senior designer able to execute timeless, responsive, and high-performance interiors.  She works on all phases of interior architecture, including master planning, programming, facilitation of client meetings, space planning, construction documentation and administration, FF+E bid specification, installation and final closeouts.  Her pursuit of design excellence has contributed to multiple award-winning projects over a diverse portfolio including work in civic, public, government, higher education and workplace. Ms. Elsner collaborates with a wide cross-section of clients including Arizona State University, U.S. Department of State, College of Idaho, Maricopa County Library District, San Diego County and Clark County Library District. As a wellness expert she creates holistic environments that support and enhance health and well-being, improve overall human experience and behavior, and positively influence peoples’ perceptions and experiences of the built-environment.

Ms. Elsner received her degree from the Herberger Design School at Arizona State University with a focus in interior design and background in art and sustainability. She is on the Southwest Chapter IIDA Board, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) committee and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).


Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Arizona State University, Tempe, 2017


2020-2022 Vice President, International Interior Design Association Southwest Chapter Board

2019-2020 Director of Student Affairs, International Interior Design Association Southwest Chapter Board

2020 | 2019 | 2018 Design Midterm and Final Review Guest Critic, Arizona State University

2019 Workplace Lecturer: “Wellness in the Workplace” (August) + ‘WELL Building Intro’ (March), Arizona State University

2018 – Present Living Building Challenge Sonoran Collaborative Facilitator

2017 | 2016 Design Excellence Nominee, Herberger Design School

2016 Junior Cluster Competition Award Winner, Herberger Design School

2016 | 2015 Dean’s List, Herberger Design School


Asante Library, Surprise, Arizona (10,000 sf)

U.S. State Department, New Consulate Compound – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (138,000 sft)

City of Goodyear City Hall + Library, Maricopa County Library (125,000 sqft)

Ten-O-One Lobby Renovation, Phoenix, Arizona (19,000 sft)

Phoenix Logistics – Multiple Government Facilities (70,000 combined sqft)

Bureau of Land Management Phoenix Office Renovation – Phoenix, AZ (75,000 sqft)

*College of Idaho — Cruzen Murray Library, Caldwell, Idaho (60,000 sf)

*East Las Vegas Library, Las Vegas, Nevada (40,000 sf)

*US State Department, New Consulate Compound, Hyderabad, India (205,000 sf)

*US State Department, New Consulate Compound, Hermosillo, Mexico (262,000 sf)

*Borrego Springs Library, Borrego Springs, CA (14,000 sf)

*Scottsdale Community College — Library, Scottsdale, Arizona (33,000 sf)

*Arizona State University — Design School Renovation, Tempe, AZ (5,000 sf pro bono)

*The Walter Building, 3440 N 16th Street, Phoenix, Arizona (11,000 sf)

*Park Central Mall Renovation Phoenix, Arizona (180,000 sf)

*One East Camelback, Phoenix, Arizona (250,000 sf)

*San Carlos Library, San Carlos, California (25,000 sf)

*T4, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona (200,000 sf)

*Roche Holding AG, Tucson Arizona (22,000 sf)

*Projects listed are from Ms. Elsner’s experience while at richärd+bauer