Hector R. Fernandez joined Gertler & Wente Architects in 2016 as a Senior Interior Designer. With over ten years design experience, he has worked on a wide range of projects such as corporate, retail, hospitality, residential design, healthcare and government. Hector has a comprehensive understanding of all phases of interior design, including conceptual design, design development, furniture and finish coordination, contract documents and project management. He is an active member and certificate holder of the National Council Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
Hector received his Bachelor of Fine arts in Interior Design from New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY. He also holds an Associate’s degree in accounting and has six years work experience in the hospitality industry as a Regional Spa Manager, which has given him a great understanding of the operations side of the hospitality industry, including client services, budgeting and achieving sales goals. This position has provided valuable experience working with and managing a team of over 100 people.
Hector was the Chief Financial Officer and one of the founders of LMNOP NYC Inc., a non-profit organization that provides personal and professional development to members of the architecture and design community. Hector is currently on the Board of Directors and Co-Chair for Mentorship Committee for International Interior Design Association New York (IIDA NY)