Expertise DescriptionI have 40 years experience as an interior design professional and educator, including all fields of interior design and decoration services for private residences, showcase homes, executive offices, judicial offices, law firms, and commercial display areas. My expertise includes: marketing; budgeting / estimating; standards and practices: project management; interior architectural detailing; architectural assessment; construction consultation; space planning; layout; materials; lighting; fixtures; art; and flooring. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: negligence leading to poorly designed fireplace, which led to home burning down; Expert witness for case involving interior design project in trailer park regarding Standard of Care of fees charged, quality of work; Standard of Care issues regarding hourly fees, amount of fees charged, honesty of billings for construction work and furnishings supplied to project; issues involving Standard of Care regarding fee rates, quality of work, project management duties, nature of agreement(s).
Next to my forty-five years as a practicing interior designer is my background working in my family’s upholstered furniture business. This company was a maker of sofas, sectionals, sleep sofas, chairs and the like. Upon graduation in 1964 I went to work there full time in the production end of the business and later in the marketing side of it. I do know and understand the manufacture of upholstered furniture having been around it for all those years. I was a member of FMA, the Furniture Manufacturers Association.
In tandem, my own interior design firm is turning forty-five years old as of May 1, 2015. I have produced both residential and commercial projects through these years specifying and purchasing upholstered furniture. In my CV is mention of my many (15) years of teaching interior design and decoration at a university Interior Design Program.
I know upholstered furniture from the inside out if you will.
I have worked on hundreds of interior design projects involving the selection of furniture both for residential and commercial projects from Southern California to the Midwest, in New York City and New England.
Through my years as an interior designer I have designed Celebrity dressing rooms at CBS TV CITY here in Los Angeles for both Cher and Dinah Shore. In addition i worked on non-celebrity dressing rooms at TV CITY. The non-celebrity ones usually being smaller and appointed with less ‘fancy’ interior details and are often low budget projects. I have appeared on television (KABC) and cable tv shows.
My credentials from my CV include the practice of interior design since 1970. I have taught interior design for over 15 years in the interior design program at two universities. I am past president of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at our Los Angeles Chapter of over one thousand members. I have been published and have appeared on television programs many times included The Wall Street Journal tabloid and “Wall Street Journal Television” program.
|B.S.||School of Business||USC|
Awards & Affiliation
|HALO National Lighting Competition|
|Works Gallery One of Ten Best Art Consultants|
|Professional Builder Winner Outstanding Article of Issue|
|American Society of Interior Designers|
American Society of Interior Designers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases