Focusing on the design of corporate and institutional interiors, Ms. Tato views her work as the product of meaningful and incisive collaboration between client and designer. Most vital to establishing this relationship, she believes, is to approach a project without having preconceived ideas about its design and to listen to clients’ needs, thereby gaining a true understanding of a project’s appropriate direction. In addition, Tracy meticulously organizes her projects, responding promptly to client concerns and ensuring that schedules remain on track, and thrives in a team-based environment. Seeking to achieve that ever-elusive balance between aesthetics and function in her work, Tracy carefully selects furniture that transforms her projects into finished products and, from the construction administration process, finds satisfaction in learning how spaces are built. Her key projects include interiors for the Volkswagen Group of America, several building owners and commercial real estate brokers, and the US Department of State.