Lianne Kitzmiller

Lianne Kitzmiller

New York, NY, US

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My name is Lianne Kitzmiller, and I am hospitality interior designer in New York City. I'm always looking to expand my understanding of the world, and the result of that is a lot of traveling. Whether that's across town, or across the ocean.

I've always had a strong drive and desire to learn everything I can about design. I believe there is a strong overlap in all design fields and the lines between design professions are often blurred.  I'm just trying to be the best I can with what I have, and trying to share my passion of design with the rest of the world.



Streetsense, New York, NY, US, designer iii

I work as a designer on hospitality interiors, including restaurants, hotel guest rooms, and hotel public spaces. I am involved in projects from concept through to construction administration.

Projects Highlights Include:
1. Boutique Hotel in Cincinnati and Chattanooga - Roles and Responsibilities listed below.
- Assisted in completing Schematic Design to Construction Documents of two boutique micro-hotels
- Working with the internal Branding and Marketing team to curate a set of standards for the line of hotels
- Programming that included designing and writing specifications for the public space, speakeasy, restaurant, coffee shop, 64 and 94 guest rooms respectively, and amenities.
- Creating, modeling, writing specifications, and detailing custom furniture, lighting, millwork and accessories

2. Fast Casual Restaurant
- Completed Concepting through Construction Administration for a small chain of fast casual restaurants
- Worked closely with the client to develop design standards for the restaurant to aid in the ability to franchise down the road
- Presented design solutions and developments to the client through formal and informal presentations
- Designed and documented indoor and outdoor spaces ranging from
2000 to 3400 sq/ft
- Assisted in the development of a new storefront and patio space

Aug 2017 - current

KGD Architecture, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Designer

May 2016 - Jul 2017


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Interior Design

I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2016 with Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, and minors in Industrial Design and Sociology.

Class highlights include: Watercolor, Biophilic Design, Construction Documents, and Building Systems.

During the summer of 2014, I was given the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. The class was focused on sketching and watercolors, while traveling around Italy and learning about it's history, architecture, and design.

During fall semester of 2015, I was given yet another opportunity to study abroad, but this time in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland for four months. This course was heavily centered around European architecture and sketching. Overall, we visited and toured 8 countries, while Switzerland remained our home base.

Aug 2011 - May 2016


Joe Rogers Studio Scholarship, Scholarship

Studio scholarship award, given to two students a year.


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