Lina Letson

Lina Letson

Hoboken, NJ, US



Lina's work melds functionality and ergonomics with a progressive eye towards style.  And, as a LEED accredited designer, Lina is very committed to finding a healthy, conscious and sustainable design solution.

A native New Yorker, Lina grew up enamored with the great architecture and design that surrounded her in the City and places she had explored while traveling.  After formal study at the New York School of Interior Design, Lina spent her formative years working at many of NYC's large and high-powered architectural firms. She gained a vast amount of experience while working on a diverse array of projects. Over her career, Lina has worked on the interior design for corporate headquarters, public spaces, universities, film companies, apartments and  houses.  Lina has a deep knowledge-base to draw upon to find the proper balance of style and every day lifestyle needs.

Lina is an ASID, allied member and a LEED Green Associate. 



Independent Interior Design Professional, Hoboken, NJ, US, Interior Designer

Penthouse, Weehawken, NJ - current project in progress to include full design concept for Living Area with custom cabinetry, color palette and FF&E.

Interior Design for LEED developer in Hoboken, NJ. Designed model apartment which was first unit to be rented during open house.

Townhouse renovation in Hoboken, gut renovation including design concept, FF&E, color palette, lighting, artwork and accessories.

Ground floor renovation, Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ includes all new cabinetry design, lighting and finishes and color palette.

Ground & Main Floor renovation, Hoboken, NJ includes custom cabinetry, architectural finishes, color palette, lighting and hardware.

Mar 2008 - current

Gertler & Wente Architects, LLP, New York, NY, Senior Interior Designer

Responsible for interior design concepts and implementation of FF&E for medium to large-scale institutional, commercial and residential projects; Furniture bid packages; Mentoring of junior staff. Projects included:
Redeemer Church (LEED project), 50,000 sq. ft., included sanctuary/performance space, fellowship hall, classrooms and children's space; NY Presbytarian Hospital, 20,000 sq. ft., includes a pediatric ward and academic offices; NYU Epilepsy Center (private practice), 12,000 sq. ft., includes clinical spaces and academic offices; Rutgers University School of Nursing, NJ, Responsible for FF&E for classrooms and offices; Congregation B'nai Israel, Millburn, NJ, Responsible for FF&E and furniture & furnishings; Residential home, Sharon, CT, 3,000 sq. ft., includes furniture, finish, lighting and color palette.

May 2007 - Jun 2008

Independent Interior Designer, New York, NY, Interior Designer

Designed and managed residential and boutique commercial projects. Designed two film editing suites within post-production companies. Responsible for design concept, space planning, FF&E, artwork and color palettes; Residential design projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn included design concepts, FF&E, color palettes, FF&E, lighting and accessories.

Jan 2002 - May 2007

The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, Interior Designer

Designed and created standards for V.I.P. guest rooms, Children's school, Student center, Solarium/Observatory, Faculty housing, Housing division reception, offices and student housing.

Jan 1996 - Jan 2002

Haines Lundberg Waehler Architects, New York, NY, Interior Designer

Corporate Interior Design. Responsibilites included: FF&E, bid packages, furniture budgets, specifications and client presentations. Projects included: Ciba-Geigy (350,000 sq. ft.); Deutsche Bank (65,000 sq. ft.); Foote Cone Belding (180,000 sq. ft.); News Corporation (150,000 sq. ft.); New York Post (80,000 sq. ft).

Mar 1994 - Jan 1996


Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Jan 1994 - Jun 1996

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Sep 1990 - May 1993

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