Healing Environments Architecture and Interior Design

HEALING ENVIRONMENTS is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm specializing in design, project management, space planning, and interior finish & furniture selections for both residential and commercial projects.  Healing Environments was recently awarded first place for the American Society of Interior Designers 2014 Design Excellence Awards for Residential Project by a Small Firm, and the Trends Top 50 American Bathroom for 2014.  Healing Environments was also featured in “Bathroom Trends” magazine, “Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago” magazine, and many other publications.  Our goal is to create healthy environments that promote healing and inner peace for the whole client - mind, body, and spirit.  State of the art materials, technology, and sustainable business practices are integrated into placemaking that supports fundamental physical and psychological needs to help us connect to each other.  Our focus is to improve the quality of lives through innovative design solutions.

Susan El-Naggar Principal, Co-Owner
Susan El-Naggar ASID, has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial interior design.  She received her education at The International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago, and completed additional studies in Portugal, Egypt, Israel, and Montreal.  She has worked on projects in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and California.  Susan has been recognized in Who's Who in Entrepreneurs, participated in showcase houses in Indiana and Illinois, and has been a speaker and consultant throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area.  She has been a chairperson for the American Society of Interior Designers and the Porter County Builders Association, and she also sat as a juror for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam.  She is currently a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, and a registered Interior Designer in Indiana and Illinois.

Tarik El-Naggar Principal, Co-Owner
Tarik El-Naggar AIA has over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial architecture.  He received  his education from Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning.  Tarik has owned two architecture and urban design firms, and was the president of his own development company.  He has been a respected lecturer on town planning, and an architectural and planning consultant to many communities in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.  He has been a team member on several nationally recognized developments including:  Coffee Creek Center in Indiana, The Town of Kentland in Maryland, Windsor Village in Florida, Mashpee Commons in Maine, and Forest Beach in Michigan.  Tarik has developed architectural codes and architectural review boards for several communities and developments in the Midwest.  He established a Main Street organization and sat as the President for over ten years.  In addition, Tarik has been the president and a board member for multiple civic organizations including:  Crown Point Chamber of Commerce, the Southlake County YMCA, the Northern Indiana Arts Association, and the Leadership Northwest Indiana.  His many awards include the Crown Point Community Service Award, the National Association Distinguished Leadership Award, a Main Street Dedication Award, and the Leadership Northwest Indiana Outstanding Presenter and Leader Award.  Tarik was an Adjunct Professor at Andrews University, Division of Architecture in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He taught several classes including the fifth year Topic Studio and the third year Place-Making Studio. He has been recognized as an outstanding lecturer, motivator and expositor of the design process, and the need for sustainable and a rational context in architecture.  Tarik is a current member of the American Institute of Architects.