Professional Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Buda Steuer
Principal / Designer

Professional Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Buda Steuer


With an expert knowledge of diverse styles and forms, I am focused on creating a unique ambiance for each project. In my twenty-one years of experience, I have worked on a variety of projects such as hospitality, including landmark properties, high-end residential, and commercial. I am focused on keeping designs fresh, personal, functional, sophisticated and custom by being detail oriented, and focusing on key concepts that provide inspiration. I am pragmatic regarding codes, costs, and scheduling issues, and resourceful shall it be necessary to “value-engineer” a project due to budget. I have led the many facets of high-end custom design - from conceptual design and development through construction, custom furniture and finishes, specification and coordination of furnishings, communication through presentation drawings, client engagement, presentations, and job site coordination.


Professional Experience 1992 to Present

BUDA DESIGN Los Angeles, CA 2002 to –Present
Owner/Project Manager/Designer

Beverly Ridge Terrace, Beverly Hills CA

  • Lead interior architectural design of 15 million dollar budget/30,000 square foot ground up luxury custom home
  • Managed construction, laborers, artisans, and installations
  • Selections and specifications of all finishes and details throughout; wood floors, slabs, millwork, casework, paneling, ceiling designs, and custom carved stone fireplaces/entablatures
  • Provided all power, electrical, and plumbing locations and specifications
  • Business development; sold engagement to client assembled teams and project managed inception through completion

Hollywood Hills Residence 20,000 square-foot square foot Remodel, Beverly Hills, CA
Karno Glaser Residence 11,000 square foot, Pacific Palisades, CA

Donna Livingston Design, Los Angeles, CA 2003-–2004 Senior Designer / Project Manager
  • Led engagement and design for 30,000 square foot Custom Home, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Moskowitz Residence, Palos Verdes, CA
  • Tyson Residence, Pasadena, CA
  • 10560 Wilshire Condominium Corridors, Los Angeles, CA
  • Clurman Residence, Laguna, CA
  • Bren Residence, Laguna, CA
  • Led business development efforts, negotiations, and authored new contracts
  • Promoted to Associate within six months, co-wrote Architectural Digest January 2004
  • “Top 100 Interior Designers” issue

SMWM San Francisco, CA 1999–-2002
Interior Designer
  • The Nob Hill Spa at the Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  • Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, CA
  • The Donatello Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  • The Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, NM
  • Barrow’s Hall - UC Berkeley

McDowell Design Associates Sausalito, CA 1996-–1999
Interior Designer / Project Manager
  • The Claremont Resort, Berkeley, CA
  • La Quinta Resort, KSL Desert Resorts, Inc., La Quinta, CA
  • Diablo Valley Country Club, Diablo, CA
  • Clare Residence, Tiburon, CA
  • Kurland Residence, Belvedere, CA
  • Munch Residence, San Francisco, CA
  • Meyers Residence, Tiburon, CA

Hooks Design + Architecture San Francisco, CA 1994-–1996
Interior Designer
  • 433 California Street, Law office and Lobby, San Francisco, CA
  • 1550 Bryant Street, Wired Magazine, San Francisco, CA
  • 50 Osgood Place, San Francisco, CA
  • 411 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 735 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA
  • One Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 611 Front Street, Morrison Design, San Francisco, CA
  • Bishop Residence, Lafayette, CA (Brought project to firm)

van Schelle&Gurland London, San Francisco, CA 1992-1994
Project Manager / Design Assistant
  • Getty Residence, remodel of Ann and Gordon Getty’s San Francisco residence.
  • Set up San Francisco satellite office and implemented all aspects of design project
  • Managed international purchasing and shipping, trades on site, and custom design
  • Hand-selected from my graduating class to work on the Getty Residence on the
    recommendation from the Dean of Academy of Art College.


1989–1992 Academy of Art College San Francisco, CA
B.F.A., Interior Design

Graduated with Distinction / Fider Accredited; Foundation for Interior Design Education

1988–1989 Western State College Gunnison , CO
Art Education

1985–1987 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
Advertising with Art Minor

Computer Skills
Microsoft Office products, File Maker Pro, Microsoft Project, Microsoft PageMaker, Excel, and excellent Internet skills, Studio IT, Data Magic, and Design Manager purchasing software platforms


ASID San Francisco, ASID / SFMOMA Co-chair Exhibition Planning, IIDA Rucker Fuller Student Design Competition Judge, ASID Helpline Committee, ASID Representative to the Board, Speaker, Academy of Art College Orientation, “Design Opportunities Worldwide”


Advanced French, Intermediate Italian, Intermediate Spanish
* References furnished upon request