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Expert in Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Construction and Landscape Design for Residential, Hospitality and Commercial Projects

Expert ID: 735869 California, USA

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Expert is an award-winning professional and expert witness in the fields of interior architecture, interior design, construction, and landscape design for residential, hospitality, and commercial projects. She runs one of the top interior architecture and design firms in Los Angeles, is a best-selling author, HGTV celebrity, TEDx speaker, and expert in luxury and sustainability.

Her expert testimony has been called on by the top insurance and legal firms in the country for her decades of experience in:

• Accident Reconstruction
• ADA & Osha Compliance
• ANSI Standards
• Antique Furniture Appraisals and Valuations
• Billing Standards
• Breach of Contract
• Code Violations
• Compensation Standards
• Construction Management
• Construction Standards
• Contract Disputes
• Contract Documents
• Cost to Cure Damages & Defects
• Dangerous Conditions
• Discovery & Interrogatory Assistance
• Drainage
• Equipment Failure
• Errors & Emissions
• Ethics
• Fair Market Value
• Failure Analysis
• Foreseeable Hazards
• Furnishings
• Furniture Design
• Health & Safety
• Human Factors
• Illumination
• Industry & Professional Standards of Care and Practice
• Injury Insurance Claims
• Irrigation
• Liability
• Licensing
• Lighting Levels
• Negligence
• Product Liability
• Product Sales, Manufacturing & Distribution
• Project Management
• Property Disputes
• Publicity, Media, Influencers
• Specification
• Scope of Loss
• Slip, Trip & Fall
• Sustainability
• Title 24 Compliance
• Trade Dress
• Trademark
• Valuations
• Water Intrusions
• Zoning

Please note that Expert can also work in New York City, Harrisburg, and South Florida.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: Masters Subject: Interior Architecture Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Year: 1990 Degree: BA Subject: History Institution: UCLA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department:
Responsibilities:
Partnered with SoCal Contractor, a licensed and bonded construction and remodeling company, Expert's company is a full service design build firm. They oversee interior design, landscape, development and construction in residential, hospitality, retail and commercial arenas. Rated number one 2013-2017 for construction and design in Southern California.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Brand Ambassador Department:
Responsibilities:
Works with Lamps Plus as their brand ambassador staring in a video series, curating product lines for editorial review and consults with company heads on product development and advertising.
Lamps Plus was founded in 1976 to give consumers a winning combination of service, selection and value. As the nation's largest lighting retailer, they carry all the top brands alongside thousands of exclusive and patented designs in lighting, home furnishings and décor.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-Founder Department:
Responsibilities:
Design Campus is the nation's premier training resource and ongoing communication forum for design professionals. It's an in person and online space where you will learn from industry experts from across the globe through hundreds of training videos and educational articles, connect with thousands of designer professionals in your niche industry, find resources on how to succeed in your business and stay up to speed with what's hot in the world of design.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Houzz Advisory Board- National Green Design Council
Licenses / Certifications
LEED AP, ASID, NCIDQ
Awards / Recognition
Awards and Accolades:
• UCLA Master of Interior Architecture Program
• LUXE Gold List Best Designers in the World
• LA Confidential #1 Design Firm in Los Angeles
• ASID Best Designer and National Sustainable Council
• Internationally Published-Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Architectural Digest
• Author Green Interior Design
• TEDx Speaker
• Houzz Designer Advisory Board
• Board Member Pen and Napkin
• HGTV Series Star
• Corporate and Industry Keynote Speaker
• Top Influencer in the Design Industry
• Brand Ambassador/Media Partner: American Express, Verizon, Lamps Plus, Viking, Monogram, Volvo
• Expert Witness

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Available for Plaintiff or Defense
Other Relevant Experience
Will work nationally.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish

Fields of Expertise

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