Dawn Leuzzi

Dawn Leuzzi

New York, NY, US



To obtain a position in Interior Design where I can utilize my talents and expand upon my design knowledge, while creating environments to enhance the well-being of others.  In essence, combining my two passions in life: creativity and fitness.

Over seven years of professional experience in commercial interior design followed by an exploration of entrepreneurial fitness opportunities and two plus years of project management in the commercial furniture industry.  Pertinent skills include a broad understanding of construction processes, a strong attention to detail, a proven ability to manage projects and build lasting working relationships.


EVENSONBEST LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Manage all aspects of furniture procurement for high-profile clients on multiple projects ranging from $500 to $2.5 million in sales. Involved in the selection and specification of product; attending project meetings; bid and budget execution; project scheduling; surveying site conditions; performing inventory of existing product; compiling coherent, detailed installation packages; coordinating punchlist and day 2 requirements; and ensuring profitability in all furniture sales. Maintain solid relationships with clients, vendors, general contractors, subcontractors, field managers, installers, designers/architects. Clients include:

JP Morgan Chase Vinson & Elkins National Resources Defense Council
E*Trade Fried Frank Boston Consulting Group
World Bank McGarry Bowen Sirius Satellite Radio
Citco Wiley Publishing Diocese of Brooklyn

Jun 2010 - current

Pure Yoga (West), New York, NY, US, Outreach Participant

Assisted Yoga Advisor with tasks such as inputting potential member information into system, emailing existing and potential members regarding specials/events, handing out guest passes, helping with Pure member events and sending thank you cards to new members.

May 2010 - Apr 2011

LA Fitness, Phoenix, AZ, US, Yoga Instructor

Taught themed yoga class, which included breathing exercises, poses, verbal and manual adjustments/modifications. Created a comfortable, light-hearted style that allowed students the openness to ask questions and learn from my teaching.

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010

The Trailhead Members Club, Phoenix, AZ, US, Yoga Instructor

Taught themed yoga class, which included breathing exercises, poses, verbal and manual adjustments/modifications. Created a comfortable, light-hearted style that allowed students the openness to ask questions and learn from my teaching.

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010

DPA Architects, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, US, Interior Designer

Lead Interior Designer on various projects responsible for project management and all aspects of the design process from the start of the project through completion. Extensive comprehension of Building Codes, Health Codes and Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines. Experience working closely with various consultants, clients and vendors; leading project meetings; accommodating client budgets; specifying finishes and furnishings; creating marketable presentation materials. Clients include:

REM Restaurant Roaring Fork Restaurant Maui Grille
The Glass Slipper Scottsdale Healthcare Health Choice
Rogers Corporation Intel Health Services Clinic Dr. Stanley Graves’ Office
Arizona State University Men’s and Women’s Basketball Locker Rooms

Dr. Patti Flint’s Office • Scottsdale AZ
Lead Interior Designer. This office space was designed for a plastic surgeon’s pre-op, post-op, and minor surgery patient appointments. The goal of the project was to improve upon their office design to create a more high-profile appearance that would attract potential clients. ($400,000 renovation)

Wildfish Seafood Grille • Scottsdale AZ, Newport Beach CA, Houston TX
Worked closely with lead designer on Scottsdale and Newport Beach; lead Interior Designer on Houston. Wildfish began as a brand new concept for our client, adding to their two other highly successful upscale dining establishments. This concept was intended to appeal to a younger clientele through incorporating unique design elements and a more contemporary aesthetic. ($2.2 million interior buildout)

Z’ Tejas Southwestern Grill • Austin TX
Lead Interior Designer worked hand-in-hand with the lead Architect. Our mission was to create a
sophisticated casual restaurant, both interior and exterior, incorporating a new design concept for this restaurant chain. ($3 million ground-up restaurant)

May 2004 - Feb 2009

Studio ENV, Mesa, AZ, US, Interior Designer

Worked as part-time Interior Designer responsible for programming, schematic design, design development, graphics, coordinating client meetings, field verification, specifying finishes and furnishings, coordinating with architectural draftsman and Industrial Designer.

Sep 2003 - May 2004


Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, AZ, US, Yoga Teacher Training

May 2009 - Nov 2009

National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 1997 - May 2002


Contech Lighting “Hospitality” Award, 1st Place

Project: Wildfish Seafood Grille
Project photo also used as cover photo to the following year's Con-Tech Lighting catalog


IIDA Southwest “Commercial Office Under 10,000sf” Award, Honorable Mention

Project: Dr. Patti Flint's Office


IIDA Southwest “Hospitality and Restaurant” Award, 1st Place

Project: Wildfish Seafood Grille


IIDA Southwest ”Commercial on the Boards” & Designer's Choice Award, Honorable Mention

Project: Arizona State University Men’s Basketball Locker Rooms
Project was also published in ASU’s State Press April 2003, article published in East Valley Tribune May 2003, and received television news coverage


Areas of Specialization