"Engaging with positive energy bringing enthusiasm and excitement to the project."

​As Manager of the Interior Design Department for a $1.6 billion Healthcare system, Mariette's professional knowledge, commitment to quality, and leadership of the department coupled with her ability to work with customers at all levels in the organization resulted in the development of interior design standards that upgraded the quality of our finishes and FFE, reduced costs, and provided a sustainable design. The positive impact of her leadership will be enjoyed for years by our staff and patients and she will surely be missed.

David E. Rosenbaum, P.E. - Vice President, Corporate Facilities Management , Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis, TN

She is one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic individuals that I have ever worked with on a construction project. She handled woking with the construction companies in a very professional manner. Her design and development recommendations were exceptional. When we complete the interior re-design project, our office will be a very soothing and pleasant place for patients and staff. The doctors and I are very appreciative of Mariette's recommendations and guidance for the interior redesign. I highly recommend her as an Interior Designer and Project Coordinator.

Raymond Kee - Administrator, CEO , Eye Clinic, P.C Jackson, TN​

Mariette Fortenberry worked with Self Tucker Architects a little less than two years. Her primary responsibility was to provide interior design and interior architecture for buildings designed in the office. She not only had an excellent and refined understanding of the interior environment, she understood and appreciated architectural construction and detailing. She knew how to work with budgets whether they be adequate or very meager. She could get great results with very little funds. She is a bright, pleasant, energetic person who is a delight to work with. She is not afraid to take on a difficult task and will attack it with diligence and perseverance. I whole heartedly recommend her to whoever might need her talent and abilities.

Andrew L. Smith - Associate Principal, Architect , Self Tucker Architects Memphis, TN

​"Mariette was a positive contributor to our team and represented herself and Ochsner in a positive, professional manner. She worked collaboratively with others, in and outside the department, and recognized the contributions of others in those efforts. She put our patients and end-users first, was willing to stretch as required to meet scheduled deadlines and had strong work ethic. She built lasting relationships within the division and has kept in touch, accordingly. She worked within a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities and welcomed new challenges."

James P. Britsch - Vice President, Facilities Development , Ochsner Health System New Orleans, LA

I had the pleasure of working with Mariette to modernize and standardize our brand experience at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare from an interior design and finish perspective. Her work was efficient, creative, high-quality and budgeted pragmatically giving the demanding consumer (physicians in this case). She provides options which allow all stakeholders to feel engaged in the creative, decision-making and budget process. Mariette has great taste and an eye for elegance. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her for your interior design needs.

Ed Rafalski - Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Marketing , Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis, TN​

​As a project manager I have had the pleasure of working with Mariette on many renovation projects. Mariette is very skilled at understanding the "big picture" of a project. She does a great job interfacing with the users helping them understand the impact of their decisions in regards to the layout of the space, potential furniture configurations, and how the space will "flow." Mariette is also very cost conscious and provides options to help stay within the project budget. She truly values the partnership that's created, which is reflected in her exceptional communication from the initial programming phase through project completion.

Brian Schneider, PE, LEED GA - Capital Projects Manager, Corporate Facilities Management , Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Memphis, TN

​Mariette’s approach to Interior Design is well-balanced. The end product represents the client’s custom needs, with emphasis on unique flair and taste within budgeted time and financials. Mariette’s Interior Design experience leading the specification management of over 15 Million dollars in furniture and 300 Million dollars in construction finish selections, positions her to take on any sized project. Whether the need is incorporating an heirloom into a new space, or determining details for new construction, her clients are confident from the initial meeting that she is capable, energetic, and an advocate for their design goals.

Anna Mary - Director of Capital Assets , Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis, TN

​Mariette Fortenberry is an extremely talented interior designer. I worked with her for several years at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and have seen, first hand, how she takes a customer's preferences and budget and transforms those into something that exceeds expectations. Often, Mariette was working with a group of people, and often, they had different ideas. She was masterful in working toward collaboration with the group and creating an end product that was delightful, functional, met standards and within budget. Mariette knows her profession and art; she is also a joy to work with.

Michelle B. Collis - Vice President of Patient- and Family-Centered Care , Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis, TN

​I had the privilege of working with Mariette during her tenure at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and I consistently found her to be knowledgeable, creative, deadline-oriented and collaborative. Under her leadership, we made significant advances in creating a more professional and consistent visual impression for the patients and families we serve at our facilities. Mariette is an outstanding professional and we still miss her!

Lee Meyers - Corporate Director, Marketing and Communications , Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis, TN