Kavitha Rathi

Kavitha Rathi

New York, NY, US

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Senior Interior Designer for high-end commercial interiors projects, specializing in hospitality and retail. Looking to grow creatively and to combine my diverse set of design and production skills with business and project management capabilities. 

Well-rounded skill set, enthusiastic, and can deep-dive into a project with over 12 years of experience backing me up. Empathetic listener to clients, collaborators and team-mates, and looking to bring value to an organization.


The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior Designer - Freelance

Conceptualization and design development for hospitality spaces - Windstar Cruises, a Xanterra company

Nov 2017 - May 2018

Woods Bagot, New York, NY, US, Senior Lead Interior Designer

- Manhatta, a Danny Meyer/Union Square Hospitality restaurant and event spaces (30,000 sf) at 28 Liberty St, New York NY
- 75 Park Lane and 2 Shore Lane: Luxury condominium buildings in Jersey City NJ
- Bossert Hotel, Brooklyn NY

- Senior design team lead and co-ordinator of A/V, IT, Lighting, branding, food service, wine storage etc.
- Design liaison between Fosun Holdings Inc. (ownership) and Union Square Hospitality (operator)
- Involved in all design phases: Project pitch, budgetting, SD, DD, CD, FFE and CA

Jan 2016 - May 2017

Monolayer/Bando Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Design, FFE and Constructio administration on:
Public spaces - Hyatt Regency Jersey City NJ
Guest rooms and Suites - Hyatt Regency Baltimore
High-end condo - One Madison, New York NY

Mar 2014 - Jul 2015

CRÈME / Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intermediate Interior Designer

Project: Design and development: American Brewhouse and Restaurant at Hyatt Tyson's Corner, VA; Lobby Bar at
Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau Bahamas

Jul 2012 - Nov 2013

Jeffrey Beers International, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Bouchon Bakery and Valentinos restaurant in the Venetian, Las Vegas; conceptual design for Hard Rock
Hotel, Cancun, Mexico

Feb 2012 - Jul 2012

Omni//Form, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Projects: Bumble and bumble Hair Salon, New York; Multiple stores in New York, France and Japan for high-end
French jewellery brand Mauboussin; conceptualization for Douglas: a cosmetic retail brand in
Germany; conceptualization for the Virgin Atlantic business class lounge at JFK Airport.

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011

Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Interior designer

Projects: Nobu Lounge and Restaurant at Fontainebleau (Las Vegas, NV); Yellowtail Restaurant at The Bellagio (Las
Vegas, NV); Harmon Restaurant at CityCenter (Las Vegas, NV); Carnivale Restaurant (The Bahamas); Dos Caminos
Restaurant (Phoenix, AZ); Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, CT); Disney Cruise Line (FL)

Sep 2006 - Dec 2008

ICRAVE, New York, NY, US, Interior designer - Internship

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006


NCIDQ, Interior Design

Working towards NCIDQ accreditation

Oct 2017 - current


Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

The New School, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Aug 2006 - May 2008

Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, IN, Bachelors, Bachelor of Commerce and Management

Jun 1994 - Apr 1997

Areas of Specialization