Monthly Member Spotlight – Grace Cope

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized

What better way to get to know someone than asking them life’s biggest questions! Each month we are selecting one IIDA VA WV Member at random and picking their brains, from their favorite restaurants, first cars, to why they LOVE being a member of IIDA.

This month, we are getting to know Grace Cope.


Name: Grace Cope

City Center:  Hampton Roads

Company & Position: HBA Architecture & Interior Design; Interior Designer

IIDA member since: 2012

Favorite IIDA event: The Holiday Party!

Kids and/or Pets: I still consider the family pets mine: Carl the English bulldog, Rizzo the Bichon Frise, and Henry, Kiki, and Raja the cats.

First Car: A dark green Chrysler 300M (the rolling jelly bean).

Favorite Hobby: Going for a boat ride. Living near the water is the best part about living in Virginia Beach!

Favorite Color: Aqua

Favorite Restaurant: Havana on Great Neck Road

Lefty, Righty, or Ambi? Righty

Window or aisle? Window Seat

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you? Out for brunch!

Interesting fact(s): 1. I am taller than both my dad and brother. 2. I am the least graceful person I know despite my parents’ best intentions in naming me. 3. I started college majoring in architecture. A week before second year started, I switched to Interior Design and have never regretted my decision!

Why are you a member of IIDA: I joined to enhance my career as an interior designer. The educational and social events have provided opportunities to network and grow as a designer, which I would not have experienced had I not joined IIDA.


Thank you Grace for being our Member spotlight this month! Keep an eye on your inbox, and you could be next!