Liz Cuadrado

Liz Cuadrado

New York, NY, US



I am a creative and attentive designer, having worked in the hospitality and residential interior design industry for over the past decade, as well as professional photography and visual identity design in my spare time. I love collaborating on exciting projects and applying my varied skills and proficiencies to everything I work on. I am a very organized, efficient, and detail-oriented person with a love for all things design. I strive to bring that passion and energy to professional environments.



Yabu Pushelberg, New York, NY, US, Decorative Arts - Intermediate Designer

Collaborate in the development and delivery of all phases of projects through planning, drawing, and documentation. Establish strong conceptual narratives for each project while understanding and meeting the client/operator's requests.

Tasks include;
- Reviewing and implementing design specifications for FF&E, hardware, plumbing and architectural finishes, development of custom millwork, create and refine construction drawings and details, and more. Current member of Technical Lead commitee.

Key projects include:
- 180-key Anassa Resort in Cyprus
- Private Paris and Dubai Residences
- Luxury Showflats in Guangzhou, China
- Exclusive Boutique Hospitality 8-key hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico
- Times Square Hotel Lobby FF&E and ACC Styling

Jan 2021 - current

Liz Cuadrado Photography & Design, Union City, NJ, US, Photographer & Graphic Designer

Provide clients with photography, editing, graphic design, and printing services.

Apr 2010 - Jan 2021

Empire Hospitality Group, New York, NY, US, Project Coordinator

Work directly with the hotel group owner and VP of Design and Construction to plan, design, brand, and furnish a 16-story 4-star boutique hotel on the Upper West Side. Create and develop preliminary and construction drawings in Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchup, as well as coordinate between our in-house team and consultants and vendors throughout the construction administrative phase.

Tasks Include:
- Assist with design development and space planning layouts, select and plan furniture and equipment layouts, and prepare FF&E presentations for review and approval by owner.
- Oversee installations and completion of furniture, finishes, and punch lists, as well as coordinating with various vendors and consultants.
- Created and oversee the receiving department, dedicated for management of all project samples and final order deliveries / installations.
- Other tasks include preparing and issuing meeting notes/ action items; maintaining project coordination schedules and timelines; preparing FF&E specifications, purchase orders, research new products, and other various elements that execute the design and keep team members organized.

Jul 2017 - Nov 2019

Tree House Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Associate

Collaborate with interior designers at NYC-based design firm
specializing in restaurant and hospitality design. Tasks include
preparing construction documents, material selection, coordination with MEP engineers and kitchen designers, create renderings, build client relationships, and day to day project management.

Key Projects:
- Italienne, NYC
- Summit House, NJ
- Cobblestone Catering, Brooklyn
- Mexicue (5th Avenue), NYC

Dec 2013 - Jun 2017

NYIT Interior Design Department, Old Westbury, NY, US, Materials Library Manager

Organize, maintain, and update material samples. Assisted in student project material selection, as well as assisted the Interior Design department with 2012-13 CIDA Accreditation Exhibition.

Feb 2011 - Aug 2013

Michael Kors, New York, NY, US, Store Design Intern

Collaborated with team members on retail projects, organized and collected data research, assisted in space planning, attended weekly design team meetings and site visits.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

During my years at NYIT, I had the opportunity to work in the Student Materials Library, where I gained valuable knowledge on a variety of materials and their uses and applications. I loved being involved activities throughout the campus, from being a member of the student committee in the IIDA student chapter, regularly attending architectural and design lectures, and even participating in the amazing Salone del Mobile Furniture Fair in Milan. These events and many more experiences at NYIT have all helped to shape my experience as a designer, and as a person.

Sep 2009 - May 2013


Keynote Speaker at Cookfox National Heritage Month Presentation, Other

It was a true honor to serve as a keynote speaker for Cookfox's National Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation September 2020. My exploration began with the prompt 'What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me.' Using the concept of time as my compass, I delved into the photographs I've captured during years of travel.


Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Other

2012 Induction to the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in architecture and allied arts.


NYIT Presidential Honors List, Other

New York Institute of Technology Presidential Honors List members must be full-time students who achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 or higher.


NYIT Dean's List, Other

New York Institute of Technology Dean's List members must be full-time students who achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Chosen to represent NYIT at the Salone Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy, Other

NYIT was one of 18 universities world wide – including only two universities from the United States -- that were selected to participate in the 2012 SaloneSatellite for emerging and new designers. NYIT students (including myself) enjoyed a global display of design and architecture trends as we showcased NYIT’s expertise at the celebrated Milan Furniture Fair.


Friends of NYIT School of Architecture and Design Scholarship Recipient 2012-2013, Scholarship

The award is granted annually based on merit to recognize well-rounded, hard-working students who perform well in their area of study. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and receive a positive endorsement from his/her advisor and/or faculty member.


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