HOK Miami Names New Director of Interior Design

Marlene M. Liriano, director of interior design, HOK Miami. Marlene M. Liriano, director of interior design, HOK Miami.

With over twenty five years experience in the interior design industry, Marlene M. Liriano has been named the new director of interior design for HOK 's Florida office. After more than ten years with the design firm Perkins + Will , where she served as the interior design director, Liriano has expressed great enthusiasm about her new role at HOK.

“This is an opportune time to provide thought leadership and innovative design in the Florida market," says Liriano. "It’s clearly what clients are looking for. The improved economic conditions for HOK’s key sectors—corporate, healthcare, education—are providing the firm with a platform for exceptional work.”

These are sectors for which Liriano’s expertise is particularly well suited. Her resume boasts a number of projects in higher education, government, aviation, and technology, as well as high profile projects including American Airlines , HBO Latin America Group , and Perry Ellis International . Liriano is a member of the International Interior Design Association , the Society of American Registered Architects , and Commercial Real Estate Women , and in 2006 the Miami chapter of the American Institute of Architects named her Interior Designer of the Year.

In her new role at HOK, Liriano will help guide the firm’s design direction. Current projects at HOK Miami include the Mixed Use and College of Business building at her alma mater, Florida International University , as well as the University of Miami Frost School of Music expansion and the Miami Dade Children’s Courthouse .