About the Designer

About the Designer

lisa cierno

New York Interior Architect/Designer & Historic Preservationist


Lisa Ann Casertano, principal, pursued education to master 3 distinct and major facets of the design field; interior design, architecture and historic preservation. This venture lasted 10 years; gaining a Master of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP) from Columbia University in the City of New York, a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design(MFA)from the New York School of Interior Design in NYC, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture(BSA)from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Working in New York City and Washington, D.C. design firms through each degree, this education was fused with professional experience that has continued to accumulate over the past 10 years. After gaining full on professional experience as a design team member in several mid-size architectural firms, Lisa founded Cierno Designs, LLC in July 2004 and has continued to grow the studio day by day. Permanently located in New York City, Lisa teaches as an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, Parsons School of Design Manhattan and the Fashion Institute of Technology, FIT Manhattan.
Stretching between the residential and commercial markets of New York City, our designers have helped plan and build healthcare spaces, retail and commercial fit outs and single to multi dwelling interiors. Still learning everyday, Cierno’s working studio combines the power of education and professional field practice to serve clients seeking a pure, creative and responsible approach to design and their individual projects.