Interior Design Certificate

Nancy Cromar

Steven Brooke

Nancy Cromar attended the University of Florida where she received a Bachelors of Design in Architecture degree with honors. After graduation, Nancy worked for a year in an architect’s office while planning an architectural tour of Europe. After seeing some of the world’s greatest buildings from Gothic cathedrals to modern masterpieces, she returned home to continue her education. Later that same year she began graduate school, attending Harvard University where she received a Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design.

Nancy is a licensed Architect and started her own firm, with a partner, in New York City a few years after graduation. Their projects were mostly custom residential homes in upstate New York and Connecticut. In addition to architectural projects, the firm also worked on small-scale commercial interior design projects.

After relocating to Miami in 1992, Nancy established a new firm, NC Studio, and continues to work on multi-disciplinary design projects of all types and scales. Two years ago she began teaching Interior Design at Miami International University of Art and Design. The disciplines she has taught include Design, History, Interior Lighting, and Professional Practice. As a full-time faculty member, Nancy has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

In 2007, Nancy passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification test and is NCIDQ certified. She has also passed the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design requirements, in 2009, and is LEED accredited. Nancy is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and The Harvard Club of Miami.

Nancy lives in Miami Beach where she and her husband are currently restoring their 1935 Art Deco residence.

Surasak Longsomboon

Surasak Longsomboon

Surasak  Longsomboon was born in Bangkok, Thailand.  He studied Fine Arts at the School of Fine Arts in Bangkok. He later continued his education in Arts and design at Silpakorn University (University of Fine Arts) and received Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture with honor. He was a principle in charge at PAC architectural firm in Bangkok and involved in designing numerous resort hotels in Thailand prior to moving to US in 1983 to study at Florida International University (FIU) and graduated with Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.  He had worked with a few architectural firms in Miami for over10 years before working independently as a consultant.  His clients include firms in US and abroad, such as RTKL Associates, Inc., Atkins-Global, Royal Caribbean Cruise and Celebrity Cruise.  Specializes in conceptual design on both interior and architectures with free hand sketches and computer generated design.

Ivonne de la Paz

Ivonne de la Paz

A native of South Florida, Ivonne de la Paz has always had an appreciation for the Arts. She studied Architecture at Miami Dade College, before transferring to the University of Miami's College of Arts & Sciences and earning a B.A. with a major in Art. With a degree in hand that focused on drawing and graphic design, Ivonne went to work at the School of Architecture's Center for Urban and Community Design working closely with faculty in preparing several exhibitions and publications. One notable achievement included documenting the Center’s multi-disciplinary effort in West Coconut Grove, creating a masterplan, designing and constructing three affordable homes, and coordinating art and legal workshops for the community. Ivonne was later offered the position of developing graphic and web print/digital media for the School of Architecture. She also teaches Adobe Creative Suite courses under the University’s Department of Continuing Studies.

 

 

Aimee Lopez

Aimee Lopez

I.C. Designs by Aimee is focused on providing high-quality Interior Design and Real Estate Staging Services. She works with professional and insured contractors for residential and commercial properties. She can help you to invest wisely to enjoy your living space, or staging your property to sell it faster than competitors in the market. Aimee works with all budgets and every creation is special to her. She has taged properties over $1 million dollars in the areas of Brickell, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and South Miami. From a Fashion Designer mother and an artistic entrepreneurial family, Aimee was raised in a world of couture fashion. Professionally, she has worked 7 years in the high-end Women's Clothing Industry between N.Y. and Miami, as well as a Visual Merchandiser; more than 15 years in the Real Estate Business: Remodeling, Interior Designing, and Staging Properties for Sale. She has degrees in Marketing and Fashion Showmanship, Interior Design, and a Master's in International Business.