Design Associates Inc. was formed in 1997 by its principal – Cinda Hixenbaugh Walker. Our mission then, as it is now, was to offer design and procurement of quality hospitality and senior living products by providing impeccable customer service and attention to detail. Today, DAI offers a complete range of products and services. Our diverse customer base includes all major hotel chains and independent hotels, country clubs, and assisted living facilities.
“Design is thinking made visual.”
Cinda Hixenbaugh Walker
With a BA in Studio Art with a focus on fiber arts and a Masters of Science in Interior Design, Ms. Walker brings a diverse background to her firm. Her work in weaving as an artist brings her attention to the value of texture and pattern. Having received her graduate degree at UMASS in Amherst, Ms. Walker taught alongside Arnold Freidmann who in 1970 wrote the first interior design textbook. His impact on her design “eye” came in the form of understanding that form and function all play a part in a well-designed space.