Crystal Elder

Crystal started at Metke in 2008 as a Project Coordinator. She graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Interior Design in 2002. From there she went on to work alongside a local designer doing residential interiors. Crystal has always been fascinated with homes. Not only does she love the pretty stuff, but she also loves to play around with the layout and space planning. When Crystal was a little girl, she loved to see the new homes being built around her neighborhood and longed to go inside to see them as they were being framed. “To me, it is like a game of Tetris. You have to figure out how you can make each space fit perfectly into your overall footprint”.

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Her favorite part of the design build process is being able to be involved from conception all the way to completion. “Being involved with the project all the way through construction allows me as a designer to have a better understanding of construction and how the project is built, which has made me a better and more thoughtful designer”. Crystal was the very first Design Coordinator at Metke, and now she is the Senior Design Coordinator overseeing two other designers. “I am so pleased that Metke has grown to the point of needing more than one designer on our team. I am very proud of how far we have come, and look forward to seeing where we will go from here”!

Meet Crystal Elder