Claire Blocker And April Figgess

Claire Blocker and April Figgess crossed paths many times working in the interior design industry in the decade prior to opening Parc Studio. The founders were drawn toward working together as they both shared a mindset that was uncommon in many businesses. Both agreed they wanted to build an intimate, client-centered business. The most important core value they share is a dedication to spending one-on-one time with clients, not just at the beginning of new relationships, but throughout every step of a project. They are both deeply involved in each project and together create chic and functional spaces. The founders knew if they could build a studio based on their ability to connect with people, and help them find joy in the design process, they would be successful.
April admired Claire’s global perspective from having studied and worked in Europe and New York. Claire was impressed with April’s unmatched technical skills and understanding of preconstruction and construction management. The designers-turned-friends quickly realized the powerful impact that their combined skillsets could offer clients; inspired creativity and technical perfectionism. Aligned with a passion to be hands-on and deeply invested in each client project, the team is committed to building a business centered on client relationships. This connection has become the hallmark of Parc Studio. The team delivers a personal experience. The passion the founders bring to their work and their design of beautiful, timeless spaces have allowed the studio to thrive.
Claire Blocker is the principal and co-founder of Parc Studio, a full-service, boutique interior design team serving Northern California. She is committed to developing customized designs for her clients, and works closely with them to create timeless spaces that will inspire. Claire takes great pleasure in being involved with every studio project and developing personal relationships with each client. Through a unique combination of international education and experience focused in Northern California, Claire offers a sharp eye and dynamic vision to each project.
Every detail is considered from material choices to design style. As a result of the connections she has within the industry, Claire is able to bring the best products and specialists to any project.
Claire holds a master’s degree in interior design from the acclaimed Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and studied environmental design with an emphasis in interior architecture at the University of California, Davis. In addition, Claire has pursued additional education in both Denmark and Spain, expanding her design perspective and inspiration with global influences. She has the distinction of passing the Commercial Interior LEED AP examination through the U.S. Green Building Council.
Claire is also an accredited Certified Interior Designer through the State of California and is an active associate member of the International Interior Design Association.
April Figgess is the principal and co-founder of Parc Studio, a full-service, boutique interior design team serving Northern California. Clients will find April personally involved in every project from start to finish. She is passionate about getting to know each client and discovering what elements work best for their personality and space. In addition, April prides herself on the solid relationships she has built with contractors, vendors and other members of the industry. April has a specialized skill set based on her extensive knowledge of design theory and experience in facility, construction and preconstruction management. She is uniquely able to navigate unexpected construction challenges that may arise.
Paired with her creative vision, April’s technical ability allows her to lead clients through the design or building process with efficiency and precision.
She has great sensitivity to protecting the well-being and convenience of occupants during the construction process.April has used these skills to develop an impressive portfolio focused on private-practice medical, dental and boutique hospitality.
Dedicated to ongoing education, April stays current on building codes, accessibility regulations, trends, and regularly attends trainings and events to ensure her clients have the best expertise.
She has been practicing in the field for nearly a decade since graduating with a bachelor of arts in interior design with a concentration in architecture from California State University, Sacramento.
April is accredited by the State of California as a Certified Interior Designer and served as the Director of Sacramento City Center for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for two terms.
She continues to serve as an advisor to the board.

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