Philadelphia’s design community is growing rapidly. In a recent interview for Aspire Design & Home magazine, Gregory Augustine, owner and managing director of The Lucas Alexander Collection in the Design Center Philadelphia shares how he’s doing his part to move the needle. Winner of the Best of Philly 2010 Interior Designer award, he aspired to create a showroom that fulfilled every interior designers’ dream. The Lucas Alexander Collection showcases the best of everything from accessories to lighting to wall coverings. The recent interview for Aspire Design and Home says he designed the showroom as a place where interior designers could meet others with similar interests, share their ideas and their experiences to create community. Augustine has been actively pursuing ways to bring Philadelphia’s interior design community together through panel discussions, book signings and opportunities for networking with special guests including LuAnn Nigara, Miguel Flores-Vianna and Timothy Corrigan. Read Gregory Augustine’s interview.