CLAUDINE LOSTAO + GIORGIO LOSTAO
Giorgio graduated from the University of California at Berkeley's College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Over the past 35 years, Giorgio has dedicated himself to creating high-impact spaces for his clients and is known for driving innovative an unexpected design. Throughout his career, he has worked with celebrity clients such as Tommy Mottola, then CEO of Sony Music, designing his personal residence on Star Island, as well as Gloria and Emilio Estefan designing music studio concepts for their Estefan Enterprises headquarters. Additionally, Giorgio has been the lead designer for multiple award winning commercial and civic projects, including the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center, and the Esker Gallery in Calgary.
Claudine is an accomplished and performance driven executive who began her career working in Jamaica for Super Clubs and Sandals all-inclusive hotels. She led the designs for several noteworthy projects including the JW Marriott in Lima, Peru, the Eden Roc Hotel and Clevelander Hotel in Miami Beach, the American Airlines Miami Heat Arena, and the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas.
Claudine most recently served as the Chief Design Officer at Olive Tree Holdings where she cultivated their "House of Brands" and transformed multi-family acquisitions into affordable communities for underserved neighborhoods. Prior to this, she was the Senior Director at Marriott International's Global Brand Strategies for Sheraton hotels and also served in multiple senior leadership roles at Starbucks Coffee Company, where she led the highest performing design studios in the Eastern USA and Canada regions.
Throughout her profession Claudine has been dedicated to the education and mentoring of young designers. To this end she has served as an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University and Miami-Dade Community College. Additionally, she has worked with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) board as an Examination Juror & Evaluator for certification testing.