Marilynn Lerum

Marilynn Lerum

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Designer, Project Manager, Baker Extraordinare


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

Sep 2018 - current

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. This includes creating client presentations, getting a project permitted, coordination with MEP, Structural, and Kitchen consultants, working on CA, and managing schedules, budgets, contracts, and more.

Oct 2012 - current

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

Create and coordinate construction drawing set, manage RFI's and submittals during CA, visit site for survey measurements, main contact person for all consultants, create Sketch Up renderings, worked on creating Gruen standard details library with Senior Technical Associate.

Apr 2010 - 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

Paligroup, 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

Bishop Pass, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

I have the opportunity to work on every aspect of a project from concept through construction. This includes creating moodboards, photoshop renderings, and physical finish boards during design, project management with the executive architect and consultants during documentation, and on-site visits during construction administration. The office works primarily on high-end restaurants in the California, Nevada, and elsewhere.

Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Mariah O'Brien Interiors, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

Shop for furniture, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. Create sample boards and hand sketches/drawings for client presentations.

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010

Apicella + Bunton Architects LLC, New Haven, CT, US, Architectural Assistant

Complete survey drawings, built hand models, organized samples library, create Sketchup renderings for interior renovation projects

Apr 2007 - Nov 2008


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

Areas of Specialization