Aimee Burmaster Hicks RID, IIDA, CHID
Aimee Burmaster Hicks specializes in space planning and interior design development for corporate and healthcare clients. Her leadership role with Page builds on her commitment and collaborative approach to her work.
“I like the idea of freedom within commitment. Being truly committed my work allows me to take design risks, and the projects I work on are better for it,” Aimee says, adding, “Collaboration is key. Everyone has something to contribute to the project process.”
Aimee realized at an early age that she had the talent and ambition to work as a creative professional. “Being an interior designer is all I’ve ever wanted to do,” Aimee explains. With that goal set, she prepared for her career by graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, a program accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER). Her dedication to learning earned her membership in the Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society.
Adventurous as well as talented, Aimee decided at the age of 28 to move to London at her company's invitation and further her experience in her chosen field. There, she learned how to subtly navigate the nuances in language and culture. “The experience taught me a lot about building a business and dealing with people from other cultures in a business setting,” she says.
Now back in the United States, Aimee is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and registered to practice interior design in Texas and remains involved with the local design community. Outside of work, she loves to downhill ski. And she loves to seek out new experiences. “Travel tops the list,” she says. “I’m an art buff, too. Wherever I travel I always hit that city’s art museums and galleries. I also have an interest in all things food-related.”
With her work, she takes great pride in applying lessons learned from her previous projects to add value to the next. “Each new project brings the opportunity to build upon both my technical knowledge and creativity,” she says. “A new project also brings the chance to work with new team members I may not have worked with before. I like this relationship-building because it allows me to expand my ‘go-to’ resources within Page. I really feel that each project I do is better than the last.”
Aimee’s portfolio of projects include the 250,000-square-foot Children’s Medical Center at Legacy in Plano; a 90,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Dallas for Concentra; the 82,000-square-foot Baylor Surgical Hospital at Park Place in Fort Worth; the 63,000-square-foot Baylor Medical Center Uptown in Dallas; a 146,000-square-foot Hospital and 80,000-square-foot Medical Office Building for Forest Park Medical Center in Austin; the 450,000-square-foot tower, in addition to 45,000-square-feet of renovation of the Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa; and 29,000-square-foot Solomon Associate’s office in Dallas.