Serene credits her
inspiration for her
extensive portfolio of innovative design ideas to her
dedication of learning and understanding various cultures.
Such inspiration has helped her
build a wonderful mix of architecture and interior design projects across the United States, Asia Pacific and China for over 15 years.
Serene is the Managing Director for DiLeonardo's Asia Pacific office.
holds to it that the highest DiLeonardo standards of design and quality service are seamlessly integrated throughout the entire design process.
Serene's extensive design experience in different parts of the world consists most recently of overseeing HOK's Asia Pacific Region as Director of Interiors/Operations where she not only managed her own projects, but also oversaw the overall operations role handling project management, project delivery and project directorship of the Asia Pacific portfolio.
Serene graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees.
has completed a number of USGBC LEED certified projects within the Asia Pacific.
One of which is the Vrindavan Tech Village, India of which Serene
worked which received the MIPIM Asia 2009 Green Building Award and LEED Platinum certification.
Serene loves working with her
hands whether it is gardening, cooking, or working with clay/ceramics.
loves feeling the earth between her
The idea of creating something from raw materials just brings her
One thing you might not know about her
, at one point in her
once dabbled with a career in food catering.
feels food and design are very much inter-related and was a great eye-opener to the business of design.