Robert Macaruso, IIDA

Interior Design Director / Associate

Robert Macaruso, IIDA

In his role of Interior Design Director and Associate with ZDS Inc., Bob brings over 30 years of experience in the design industry servicing hospitality clients worldwide. He is involved in all aspects of the design process; from initial client contact through construction administration. He provides comprehensive design project management and strong design team leadership to his clients and their projects. Having worked and travelled extensively internationally, particularly in the Middle East, where he lived in Dubai for 2 years, Bob offers a unique perspective to the design process which is always market-driven, culturally and location sensitive, and respective of budget and schedule.

Bob’s passion to provide his clients successful, innovative and practical design solutions, within a collaborative team environment, forms the foundation for success of the projects he works on. With a strong focus on hospitality design, Bob unifies the needs of owners and developers with the requirements of the leading operators in the hotel industry including Marriott, Starwood, and Hilton.  He has completed a wide range of 5-star plus properties all over the world for brands including as St. Regis, Millennium, Hilton and Ritz-Carlton.

Bob is a graduate of Hall Institute, in Rhode Island, receiving certification in Architectural and Interior Design Technology where he served as an Instructor in later years. He has been a guest critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and New England Institute of Technology.  He is NCIDQ certified and IIDA member.