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Keri Briones

Independent Design Professional

LEED Green Associate





A Bit About Me

My journey with design began with an unwavering passion for creating beauty in our physical world, beauty to observe and beauty to experience. I channel that passion into my work as a highly trained and experienced design professional with skills spanning across design services, project management and construction management. Typically my work focuses on custom residential and hospitality design. I have completed projects throughout the United States including New York City, San Francisco, Napa, Portland and Santa Fe. I hold a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Design, both spatial and visual, shapes how we experience each and  every moment. Each project presents the opportunity to create an experience wholly unique and special. I practice a sensitivity to the specific aspects of a project’s context to inform that experience. Environment, culture, rituals, aesthetics, history and other factors come in to play. And, tending to Clients’ needs and desires is critical. I aim to sense what is there, listen carefully and design with informed intention and a wealth of inspiration. 

Engaging in other design-related endeavors enriches my design approach as well. I have taught architectural design studios at Columbia University and currently serve as an online critic for the New York City College of Technology. I was the Santa Fe correspondent for untapped, writing about local architecture, culture, art and all things Santa Fe, and I serve as a mentor to design and architecture students looking to broaden their horizons and take the next steps in their professional endeavors.

I have worked for highly regarded architecture firms such as Gensler in both their New York and San Francisco offices, NBBJ, and Pfau Architecture. I gained priceless insight into construction management during a tenure at Ryan Associates General Contractors. I took on the intrigue and challenge of luxury hospitality development as the VP of Project Management for Canyon Equity, holder of exquisite boutique luxury resorts.

Architectural design, interior design and project management are my expertise. I strive to cultivate quality relationships with clients, consultants, contractors and specialty artisans to achieve beautifully successful projects with lasting impact.

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