Dana Wentley, T Squared Hospitality

With 9 years of experience in Hospitality Design & Procurement, Dana has both designed and project managed large scale Hospitality projects across the country. Dana is now an interior designer and project director with T Squared Hospitality based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She follows each project throughout the initial budgeting phase to final punch list close-out and FF&E installation. Her close attention to detail as well as client budget combined with the knowledge of hotel franchises, product quality and vendor capabilities all help to cultivate a valued client relationship.

Prior to focusing on Hospitality Design, Dana was an Accessibility Specialist for a national consulting firm where she performed a range of design consulting services that included facility evaluations for accessibility, plan/ design reviews, Surveyor training programs and construction administration for a wide variety of commercial facilities including cultural venues, sporting arenas, hospitals, governmental facilities, retail, office buildings, hotels and restaurants. She has continued her education with specialized courses in Accessible Plan Review, various programs on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offered through the Disability Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTAC) and is certified as an Accessibility Inspector/ Plans Examiner by the International Code Council (ICC). Her passion for creative universal design within commercial spaces led her to the hospitality industry.

Dana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors. When not designing interiors, Dana enjoys spoiling her two fur babies, a good spin class, traveling, hiking absolutely. anywhere and baking new concoctions for friends and family.

Brian Fee, T Squared Hospitality

Brian Fee is a designer and project director at T Squared Hospitality, a firm specializing in FF&E interior design, procurement, and project management.
Brian’s career has spanned over a decade with focuses on both residential design, construction, hospitality design and project management. A former President of the Pennsylvania West Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, Brian has been recognized and awarded by the organization on both the local and national level for his service to the organization and development of local community programs. A strong believer in idea sharing and teamwork, with a love of problem solving and design, Brian works hand in hand with the T Squared Principals to move the company forward while at the same time providing an exceptional level of design and project services to his clients

Brian studied sculpture under Rudolph Serra at Bennington College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Cum Laude, from La Roche University. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in his off hours can be found walking trails in the city’s parks, eating at local gastropubs, and simultaneously reading fiction while watching Netflix with his dog, Violet.

Design Intent

We’ve learned a lot in 2020. While this years’ experiences have varied wildly for all of us, one takeaway we’ve repeatedly gathered from family, friends and neighbors is their new-found appreciation for the simple comfort of nature. It’s nature that has allowed us to socialize and gather
with friends and family. Nature, where we’ve learned to slow down, evaluate and recharge when we can.

Because of this, we’ve been drawn to the term Cynefin and all that it entails. Additionally, it embodies everything we strive for in a perfectly balanced and designed interior space. Our immediate environment has never been so vital to our sense of comfort and well-being. We’re imagining a guest who feels effortlessly at home in the “environment” we’ll create. The Cynefin aesthetic will be accomplished by blending lush forest greens, soothing colors inspired by nature and earthy wood tones for the base palette. We’ll remix classic traditional elements by infusing unexpected quirky finishes, the warm soft glow of recessed LED strip lighting and innovative technology so guests can stay connected. To build upon our case good collection and emphasize this concept, think layered textures, aged metals, organic stone and natural looking textiles such as wool and weathered leather. To complete the atmosphere, top off this canvas with nature-inspired artwork that features outdoor landscapes and experiences unique to your specific nature haven locale.

Now that we’ve painted the picture of this indoor sanctuary, we introduce to you, our aptly named case good collection: Down to Earth.

Note – Cynefin (ku-nev-in) is a place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming. Cynefin signifies the multiple factors in our environment and our experiences that influence us in ways we will never understand.