Richard Li

Richard Li

Brooklyn, NY, US




Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, US, Project Manager - Construction & Design Standards, R&D

- Manage Construction & Design Standards for global rollout to 300 stores through three concepts, liasoning with all internal stackholders; IT, Security, Ops, & CVM
- Provide extensive training on design guidelines, constructon standards, to onboard internal TCO team, architects, engineers, and other consultants
- Develop workflow for project lifecycle from start to store turnover, with PlanGrid and Sharepoint, for ease of approvals and submission of RFI's, efficiency in documenting progress of project, and aggregating all files for as-builts and close out
- Design and develop three separate concepts from inception to standardization, leading initatives in procurement strategies, RFP's, engineering of millwork and facade elements with external vendors and consultants

Completed Work
727 5th Ave Renovation, Sydney Pitt St, Barcelona, Stockholm, HK Peking Road, Over 120 Global Standard Stores

May 2016 - current

Barneys New York, New York, NY, US, Store Design Coordinator

- Oversee project budgeting, millwork and construction schedule to be completed on time and within budget
- Develop project drawings and provide oversight for detailing and finishing work; implement CAD and Millwork standards to streamline information with consultants
- Complete RFI responses, drawing revision process, and change request processing.
- Coordinate with merchandising team, operations, and loss prevention for renovation turnover

Completed Work
Barneys New York: Madison Avenue 2 & 3FL, Beverly Hills 5FL, San Francisco Men's Store and 5FL Salon Shoes, Woodbury Commons, Chelsea Flagship, Philadelphia, Beverly Hills Fred's Restaurant

Mar 2014 - Mar 2016

O'Neil Langan Architects, New York, Assistant Project Manager

- Coordinate with Limited Brands in its launch of Victoria’s Secret first retail stores in the Middle East; create overall standards based on international building codes and cultural awareness
- Design and issue set of construction documents for various domestic and international retail stores from SD to CD
- Collaborate with vendors, engineers, and consultants to fulfill overall store design from schematic phase to punch list

Completed Work
Victoria's Secret: Middle East (2013) Istanbul, Dubai, Beirut
Vince (2013) Bloomingdales NYC, Tanger Outlets Seattle
St. Johns (2013) Beverly Hills
NARS (2013) Macy’s State Street Chicago

Dec 2012 - Mar 2014

Barneys New York, New York, Sales Associate / Rag and Bone Sales Specialist

- Communicated with buyers and vendors for merchandise arrival time, future fashion trends, sales reports, and upcoming events
- Oversaw a 9.3% sales increase for Rag & Bone W12 collection as the Rag & Bone DSA
- Assisted managers, buyers, and visual display team in merchandising the selling floor to showcase seasonal merchandise

Apr 2004 - Apr 2013

Self-employed - Freelancer, New York, Designer and Renderer

- Assist Art Director of VP+C Marketing in designing lounge areas, entrance treatments, exhibitor booth packages, and retail concept displays for menswear trade show, MAGIC at the annual TENTS@ PROJECT event
- Design new retail concept, merchandising fixtures, and security plan for NYC’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not Gift Shop in Times Square

Completed Work

May 2009 - May 2012

AWA Lighting Designers, New York, Design Intern

- Compiled full set of lighting plans, fixture details and construction documents for outsourcing, installation, and construction
- Rendered high quality renderings for international projects used in workbook presentations, publication, and design competitions

Mar 2008 - Sep 2009


Aug 2005 - May 2009


Areas of Specialization