Jen Minotas, Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Jen Minotas is the visionary force behind +Detail, a dynamic design firm founded in 2015 with a singular mission: to craft spaces that positively impact interior environments and their inhabitants.

With a deep-rooted passion for designing healthcare and education environments, Jen's professional journey has been defined by an unwavering commitment to enhancing these spaces, seamlessly integrating interior design, wayfinding strategy, and graphic design to create universally appealing spaces where everyone feels welcome, well-treated, and at ease.

Jen's commitment to enhancing the healing and learning experience has cemented her reputation as a trusted partner to the nation's foremost institutions, including Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Summa Health, and Oberlin College. Her exceptional contributions have garnered recognition from prestigious organizations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), honoring her impactful work in shaping the landscape of hospitals, medical centers, and universities.

In addition to leading +Detail, Jen actively participates in The IIDA Student Mentoring Program as a mentor. This program allows professionals like her to grow their careers while shaping the next generation of designers. As a mentor, Jen practices and develops critical soft skills such as listening, empathy, and providing constructive, professional feedback. She shares industry insights and tips she wishes she had known at the start of her career.

Under Jen's leadership, +Detail has become a leading architecture firm known for crafting memorable experiences and inclusive spaces. The firm boasts a diverse team of seven architects and designers, all dedicated to delivering comprehensive services with meticulous attention to detail.

Driven by innovation, Jen is the founder and creator of Follio™. This cutting-edge software platform revolutionizes how large institutions manage design standards, transforming outdated manuals into an accessible online user experience. This initiative continues to elevate the design journey, alleviate client pain points, and set new industry standards.

At +Detail, the mission extends beyond business to impact the community positively and create a lasting legacy in the design and architecture industry. Jen's dedication, innovation, and pursuit of excellence have redefined healthcare and educational environments, laying solid foundations for the future of design.

Outside work, Jen cherishes playing tennis, enjoying weekend getaways with her husband, and experiencing the world through her children's eyes, emphasizing the importance of work-life balance and perspective in fostering meaningful experiences inside and outside the office.