For Linda Quinlan D'Orazio, RA, LEED AP, the licensed architect who owns and operates LQDesign Studio, design began early in childhood, when drawing houses was storytelling and rearranging furniture was a weekly event. A degree in architecture from Philadelphia University provided the tools for a successful twelve-year career as an associate in a Philadelphia-based corporate design firm. During that time Linda designed 100,000 square foot buildings, managed million dollar budgets, and oversaw all phases of projects, from conception to occupancy, for higher education clients influencing the way students lived and learned on college campuses.
"Patterned hatbox lights and gauzy window treatments cast the meal in a soft focus. The place is so efforltessly pretty and comfortable..."
- Philadelphia Magazine in reference to Bistro on the Brandywine, October 2008
"...flawless and balanced"
- AroundPhilly.com in reference to Bistro on the Brandywine, November 2008
"Collaborating with Linda on numerous design projects while at Stantec has been an enriching experience. Linda is creative, highly organized and thorough in her approach to architecture and interior design. Intensely focused on the needs of the client and with high levels of professionalism at all times, design and project implementation always goes very smoothly. Linda adds tremendous value to her clients, her projects and her teams and comes highly recommened."
- Anton Germishuizen, AIA Vice President at Stantec
"In her work as an architect, Mrs. D'Orazio has proven to be masterful in the various skills needed to be effective. As a designer, she has a keen eye for visually pleasing work. The feedback regarding the design of the [DeNaples Campus Center] I have received from visitors, guests, and University community members has been extremely positive. Our project has been nominated for several awards in this regard."
- Vince Carilli, Ph.D. Former Vice President for Student Affairs, The University of Scranton