Marilynn Lerum

Marilynn Lerum

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Creative Director specializing in hospitality and residential projects. Previously Design Director of Classic Hotels and Palisociety. Currently consulting for Mosaic Hotels. 


Mosaic Hotels, San Rafael, CA, US, Creative Director

Lead creative strategy and brand cohesion across portfolio of boutique hotels and restaurants. Concept design and implement room refreshes, mini bar program, event programming, and retail for hotels.

Oct 2021 - current

Grossman Company Properties, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director

Lead interior design projects for existing portfolio and create design strategy for future properties. Work closely with hotel staff to create and maintain brand and interior standards and processes. Build partnerships with outside vendors while working closely with in-house team of project managers to execute concepts that are in line with the company's cultural values and vision.

Aug 2018 - Sep 2019

Gardiner & Theobald, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

Coordinated Corporate TI projects for tech companies and law firms.

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

PALISOCIETY, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director

Led in-house design studio and oversaw interior architectural and FF&E design creation. Bridged creative direction with interior design, brand strategies and budgeting. Worked closely on design with owner Avi Brosh and managed the design, sourcing, purchasing, and installment of all FF&E and OS&E. Created interior design construction documentation, schedules, and specification standards for Paligroup. Created and managed budgets and oversaw internal sourcing, purchasing, and installation.

Jan 2016 - Jul 2018

Marshall Projects, Malibu Beach, CA, US, Project Manager

Design and manage restaurant projects focused on creating community-driven and focused environments. Work on projects from schematic design through the end of construction including creating client presentations, getting project permits, coordination with MEP, Structural, and Kitchen consultants, working on CA, and managing schedules, budgets, contracts, and more. Managed in-house custom FF&E studio.

Oct 2012 - Jan 2015

Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

Create and coordinate construction drawing set, manage RFI's and submittals during CA, main contact person for all consultants, create Gruen standard details library in CAD with Senior Technical Associate.

Apr 2010 - Jul 2012


Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, BA Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009

Syracuse University in Florence, Florence, Italy, Architecture

I took architectural drawing and modeling classes with an emphasis on hand drawings.

Jan 2008 - May 2008

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