Principal, Director of Hospitality Interior Design, HOK
Dina Lamanna is a dynamo and a seasoned veteran in the design and development of international hotel projects, branded residences, and signature restaurants. Over the past 18+ years, Lamanna has led a wide variety of interior designs with the following signature brands; Four Seasons, Hilton, and Marriott, as well as collaborated with celebrity chefs; Gordon Ramsay and Curtis Stone. She even had the good fortune of working on the 2009 Oscars Theater Set Design as well as The Walt Disney Family Foundation Museum, while working at the Rockwell Group.
Currently, as Principal and Director of the Hospitality Interior Design Studio at HOK New York, Dina is responsible for collaborating directly with brand representatives, developers, and owners to bring their goals to life, balancing aesthetics with effective and efficient strategies.
Dina also has a true passion for guiding the next generation of designers. She dedicates time to student mentoring through IIDA and her alma mater; SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design), as well as teaches select courses at NYSID (New York School of Interior Design).
Lamanna believes that good design is universal, each opportunity starts with a unique story and thoughtfulness never goes out of style.