At the forefront of a NEW DESIGN ERA, ZDS is redefining success by SOLVING UNPRECEDENTED PROBLEMS in our built world. With an INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN APPROACH, ZDS celebrates COLLABORATION and continues to discover tailored and MARKET DRIVEN SOLUTIONS for our clients and their brands.
Managing Principal of ZDSinc

Eric N. Zuena, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Eric is the founding Principal of ZDS and a lead contributor to the firm’s continuing success. He carries nearly two decades of project management experience in the hospitality industry. He has designed and managed luxury hotels and mixed use properties through the United States, Middle East, China, and Southeast Asia. Some of his greatest works include luxury hotels in India, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Riyadh. After 15 years as a Principal, Director of Operations, and Lead Project Manager at his previous firm, Eric turned back to his hometown to build a firm that threads those international experiences into the more regionalized fabric of the United States. Eric's daily quest for a successful balance between creative thinking, exceptional design, and efficient execution, reinforces his passion for the design industry and his persistent desire to provide his clients with profitable and successful properties. He received his B.Arch from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. He is licensed to practice architecture in his home state of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, is NCARB certified, and is LEED accredited. Eric also currently serves as President on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rhode Island Board of Directors. He was born and still a proud resident of the State of Rhode Island.

Project Manager/ Associate

Julie Jancewicz Bartlett, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Julie assists in leading the firms commercial/mixed-use, multi-unit residential and hospitality architectural projects.

Senior Project Manager, Associate

Dan Kwasniewski, AIA

Dan has extensive knowledge with Architecture, Historic Preservation, Exhibit Design, and the Interior Design components regarding residential, museum, commercial, educational facilities, and renovation projects.

Interior Design Director

Billie J. Kiernan

Billie J. Kiernan is a Interior Design Director with ZDS and brings with her over twenty years of experience in both domestic and international interior design, along with having extensive experience with custom FFE and the coordination with vendors both internationally and domestic.

Senior Project Manager

Ron Stevenson, AIA, LEED AP

As Senior Project Manager, Ron will assist and manage many projects. His experience in mentoring makes him uniquely qualified to assist younger talented architects in the profession. He will oversee and continue to deliver the high level of quality ZDS clients expect.