Susan Yu

Susan Yu

Long Island City, NY, US



Hi, I'm Susan. I'm currently an interior designer specializing in the hospitality industry. As a passionate and detail-oriented industry professional, I enjoy approaching complex projects with a holistic approach. A large part of my success while working with people stems from my ability to cultivate an intuitive understanding of their needs, and spearhead the project from there. 



HVS Design, Rockville, MD, US, Interior Designer

•Create concept and schematic design presentations.
•Create finish schedules, x-drawings, drawing sets and other AutoCAD work.
•Assist in reviewing contractor submittals of finish materials and shop drawings during construction phase.
•Manage and coach summer interns.
•Participated in FF&E selection and documentation of specifications.
•Developed client relationships by providing design solutions that met needs and budgets without compromising quality or design intent.
•Developed color schemes and analyzed user needs to insure design fulfillment.

May 2017 - Jan 2021


University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, College Park, MD, US, BArch, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Minor: Real Estate Development
Design Media, and Representation 1, Architecture Studio 1, Sustainable Systems in Architecture, Building Information Modeling Communication and Collaboration

Jan 2015 - May 2018


2019 Environments Designed for Public Living Category, 1st Place

Design Transforms Lives Competition
ASID Washington Metro Chapter
Environments Designed for Public Living Award
Project: The Blake Hotel


2019 Gold Key Finalist, Honorable Mention

2019 Gold Key Awards: The Blake Hotel
Finalist for categories: Best Lobby Midscale and Best Guestroom Midscale.


Areas of Specialization