Alison Paige Steele, Associate IIDA

With more than 13 years of design experience, Alison has worked on a variety of projects, both large and small. As a Principal and Designer, she oversees the aesthetic and strategic direction on projects as well as manages the firm’s business, contracts, vendor negotiations, and budget development. In close partnership with clients and consultants, Alison is known for her energy, resourcefulness, and methodical attention to detail. Prior to founding A + S Design Inc., Alison worked as a Project Manager and Designer at Alliance Architecture, as well as a Senior Interior Designer at Philip Szostak Associates and at Bell Cline Associates in Chapel Hill.

Drawing on her training, Alison has a passion for all things related to design, particularly researching trends as they relate to individuals and their institutions and how people interact with, and think about design components and results.


West Virginia University
Bachelor of Science, Interior Design

Fairmont State College
Associate of Interior Design


International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Associate Member
Historically Underutilized Business (HUD)

Durham Chamber of Commerce

Preservation Durham

Downtown Durham Inc.
National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
Our Towns Habitat For Humanity (OTHFH)
- Development Committee Volunteer and Construction Volunteer
Member of Davidson Historic Society and Program Committee Volunteer
Founding Member of TWILL
- Triangle Women's Initiative for Leadership and Learning


A+S Design Inc.
Durham, NC
2007-Present, Principal

Alliance Architecture
Durham, NC
2005–2007, Interior Designer

O’Brien Atkins
Durham, NC
2004–2005, Senior Interior Designer

Philip Szostak Associates
(Now Szostak Design)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
2001–2004, Senior Interior Designer

Bell Cline Associates
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
1999–2001, Senior Interior Designer