Vice President & Founder
Experience and Qualifications:
Lisa Varano founded Design Network in 1994. Lisa is the director of all marketing, business and project management activities of the company. Her responsibilities include: programming, space planning, lighting design, furniture and equipment selection and specification, Revit Modeling and Documentation, project management and contract administration.
Lisa has managed several of the firms’ projects including Auden Albany, Auden Upstate, Auden Buffalo, Atria Shaker Senior Living, Hillside Crossing, and SUNY Albany.
Prior to starting Design Network, Lisa was a Senior Designer and Associate for a large architectural/engineering firm in upstate New York and served as project team member on numerous health care, corporate and educational related projects. Lisa has over 35 years of experience within the field of interior design; holds NYS and Florida Interior Design licenses and is a LEED Accredited professional. She holds an AA Interior Design Degree from Bauder College, Miami Florida.