Senior Project Designer
Denise received her Bachelors degree in Global Studies from UCLA, followed by a Masters degree in Interior Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. Following a stint as a marketing research analyst after graduation, Denise transformed her interest in branding into a career in hospitality and commercial design, translating the intangible identity of brands into tangible defined spaces. Denise honed her insight into the world of hospitality design while working on the multifaceted Baha Mar Casino Hotel Project in the Bahamas with Dianna Wong Architecture and Interior Design. There she developed designs for the hotel’s public areas, guestrooms and executive offices. She also brought her hospitality experience to her work on multifamily developments such as the Runway Playa Vista, Los Angeles and the Kirby Collection, Houston. Since joining Avenue Interior Design, Denise has diversified her hospitality portfolio to include the Hotel Modera in Portland, The Ramble Hotel in Denver and the La Serena Villas in Palm Springs.