Biography

Awards and Proclamations

Print and Video Credits

Philanthropic Endeavors

Commercial Clients List

Professional Organizations

Awards and Proclamations

Senator Henry E. Stallings II Proclamation of Excellence

Congress Woman Barbara Rose Collins Proclamation of Excellence

Mayor Dennis Archer Proclamation of Excellence

Native Detroiter  Outstanding Business Person of the Year

Michigan Department of Commerce Outstanding Business Person 3 years

Detroit Public Schools Outstanding Community Service 6 years

Catherine Ferguson Academy School for Pregnant Teens  Sex Equity/Diversity Project Award 4 years

Michigan’s List of Registered Designers

Dallas Friends Outstanding Business Person of the Year

Affirmations Outstanding Person of the Year

Men of Color Person of the Year

Triangle Foundation Person of the Year

Gay & Lesbian Pride Board  Pride Award

A. Philip Randolph Career & Technical Institute Practicum Program Employer’s Award

Legacy Of Success Living Legend Award

Charles R. Drew  Educator of Excellence Award

Nominated Stonewall Book Award

Toastmasters International  Humorous Speech Winner 2009 Area 

Toastmasters International Humorous Speech Winner 2009 Division F

Toastmasters International Humorous Speech 3rd place District 

Toastmasters International International Speech 2010 Winner, Area

Toastmasters International International Speech 2010 Winner, Division 

Toastmasters International International Speech 2010  2nd place, District

Toastmasters International Leadership Program Competent Leader Award June 2010

Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Bronze Award  June 2010 

Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Silver Award June 2010

Toastmasters International Triple Crown Award June 2010

Guinness Book of World Records Member of District 47 Speech Team 80 hours of continuous speeches June 13th 2010

Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Gold Award December 2010

Toastmasters International Advanced Leader Bronze Award December 2010

Toastmasters International International Speech Contest 1st place Winner Coral Gables Fl Janurary 2011

Toastmasters International International Speech Contest 1st place Winner Coral Gables Fl Janurary 2012

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Print Credits

  • Aruba Today
  • Atlanta Today
  • Between The Lines
  • BLAB TV On the Town With Lorenzo
  • BLAB TV The Bobbie Hicks Show
  • Canal 8 Nuestro Hogar
  • Canal 11 Nicaragua
  • Canal 13 Viva Nicaragua
  • Carsey-Werner with Bill Cosby
  • Clique Magazine
  • Comcast Cable
  • Creating Wealth
  • Coolture TV
  • D Magazine
  • Dallas Voice
  • Dark Ocean Pictures  
  • Detroit Public Television  
  • Detroit WDIV News
  • Detroit Fox News
  • Detroit WXYZ News
  • Detroit Channel 50, For My People
  • Detroit Freepress
  • Detroit News
  • Detroit News, Homefinder
  • Diario La Verdad
  • Diario Nicaragua
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Food & Cigar
  • Herald Tribune
  • Herald Tribune, People
  • Herald Tribune, Ticket
  • HOLA, Nicaragua
  • Homestyle Magazine
  • Impulse Magazine
  • JetSet Magazine
  • La Prensa Nicaragua
  • Michigan Chronicle
  • Monitor
  • Native Detroiter
  • Novedades de Quintana Roo
  • Pelican Press
  • QueQui Quintana Roo
  • Revue Nicaragua
  • SER Nicaragua
  • Showtime
  • Sweet Hideaway
  • That’s Got To Go
  • The Observer, Black Tie
  • The Observer, Entertainment
  • The Observer, Longboat Key
  • The Observer, Sarasota
  • Upscale Magazine
  • Voz TV Canal 14 Nicaragua
  • Wire Magazine
  • WSLR 96.5 FM  Entertainment Host
  • WSRQ 106.9 FM Talk Radio  
  • WTVS Public TV Design segment host  
  • WWJ-TV
  • Washington D.C. American Newspaper
  • Woman’s Day
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Philanthropic Endeavors

Professor of English to students from the following Countries

  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Canada
  • Argentina
  • Venezuela
  • France
  • Italy
  • Columbia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Japan
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Honduras
  • Haiti
  • Guatemala
  • Puerto Rico
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • Aruba

Professor of Spanish to students from following countries

  • Mexico Mayan
  • Canada
  • Korea
  • Belize
  • United States
  • Italy
  • France
  • Holland
  • Brazil

Catherine Ferguson Academy, School for pregnant teens

Educator and Mentor

Affirmations

Board of Directors

Men of Color AIDS Education and Prevention

Board of Directors

Mentor, Youth Rescue

Triangle Foundation

Human Rights Advisor

Goodwill Second Chance Last Opportunity

Designer

Business Professional Women, Hattitude luncheon 2010

Speaker

Haiti Relief 2010

Randolph Voc/Tech Center

Educator, Internship program 

University of Miami, Interior Design & Architectural Department

Educator, Internship program

University of Michigan, Interior Design & Architectural Department

Educator, Internship program

Lawrence Technological University, Architectual Department

Educator, Internship program

Henry Ford Highschool, Mumford Highschool, Redford Highschool, Cass Tech Highschool

Educator, Internship program

Booker High School, Film & Music Department

Educator, Internship program

Community Outreach

Hosted monthly dinners with National and Local Political Leaders and Law Enforcement Chiefs along with Community Activist to insure equal rights for all

AIDS Fundraisers

Sponsored and Promoted

Trinity Christian Fellowship Center

Youth Mentoring Outreach Program

Make a Wish Foundation

Charity Show Host

Operacion Sonrisa, Nicaragua

Interior Designer Consultant

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Commercial Accounts

*The Living Room, Night club Design and Branding , Oklahoma City Architecture and Interior Design 2021

*The Living Room, Night club Design and Branding , Oklahoma City Architecture and Interior Design 2021

*Club 44 Night Club and Pool Bar Design and Branding, Oklahoma City Architecture and Interior Design 2021

*The Blue Room Lounge Design and Branding , Oklahoma City Architecture and Interior Design 2021

*Alexandres Lounge Design and Branding, Dallas Texas Architecture and Interior Design 2021

*Perkins & Will Residential Micro units , Dallas Texas Interior Design 2021

*Abounding Prosperity Transitional housing , Dallas Texas Architecture and Interior Design consultant 2021

*District Hotel Lobby and suites Design and Branding , Oklahoma City Architecture and Interior Design 2020

*District Cafe Restaurant and Kitchen Design and Branding , Oklahoma City Architecture and Interior Design 2020

*Good Friends Bar and Restaurant Dallas Texas Art Consultant 2020

*Mister Mr, Bar Dallas Texas Interior Design Consultant 2019

*Harwood Custom Townhomes, Dallas Texas Architecture and Interior Design 2019

*Nicoles house, Dallas Texas Architecture, Branding and Interior Design 2019

*Hardrock Cafe Nicaragua Interior Design

*Anchor Management Model Apartments Interior Designer

*Arenas Beach, Corn Island Nicaragua Design Consultant

*Bethel East Lester Morgan Cultural Garden Model Apartments Interior Designer

*Chocolate Bar Image consultant & Interior Designer

*Clinica Dental Nicaragua, Caroline Coen DDS Interior Designer, Architecture & Branding Consultant

*Club Blue Dallas  Design Consultant

*Cultural Garden Townhouses Staff and Resident Interior Designer

*Clínica Dental Office Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Designer

*El Karaoke Lounge Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Designer

*Galaxy Awards 2010 Keynote Speaker

*Gospel Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Event Planner

*Grand Pacifica Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Designer

*Holiday Inn United States Interior Designer

*Holiday Inn Managua, Nicaragua Interior Design, quality assurance constultant

*Hotel Los Portales Nicaragua Interior Design & Branding

*Hotel Dominican Fiesta Dominican Republic Design Consultant

*Hotel St Regis Detroit Interior Designer

*Hyatt Continental Hotel Lobby Acapulco, Mexico Design consultant

*Ivory Lounge Florida Branding, Image & Design Consultant

*Ibiza Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Design

*J Allan’s Clothing Boutique Interior Designer

*Las Palmeras Lounge Nicaragua Interior Designer

*Lucashay xoxo Lorenzo USA, Nicaragua Furniture Designer

*Loft Ristobar Florida Interior & Branding Designer

*Los Portales Hotel Nicaragua Interior Design & Branding Designer

*Los Altos Boutique Hotel Nicaragua Interior & Branding Designer

*Moods Night Club Nicaragua  Architecture & Interior Design

*Monti Cristo Beachfront Nicaragua Architecture & Interior Design

*Motions Nightclub Interior Designer

*Nile Night Club Branding & Interior Designer

*Radisson Hotel San Juan, Puerto Rico Interior Designer

*Residential Villas Mexico City Interior Designer

*Richard Allen Court Model Apartments and Resident Interior Designer

*Riverfront Apartments  Staff and Resident Interior Designer

*Sangria Tapas Bar & Restaurant Florida, Branding Consultant

*Sauce Cajun Restaurant  & Jazz Club Architecture & Interior Designer

*Showtime Movie Special “Rain”   Set Designer

*Silvia’s Boutique Aruba Interior Designer

*Torre Arrecifes Cancun Interior Designer

*Torre Bella Vista Santo Domingo Interior Designer

*Torre Milaris I Santo Domingo   Interior Designer Penthouse

*Torre Nicole Viviana Santo Domingo Interior Designer Penthouse Apartments, Roof Gardens

*Ultra White Affair Sarasota Vip Fundraiser

*University of Miami Athletic  Department Lecturer

*Urban Development Texas Model Apartments

*Wayne State University Lecturer, Diversity and Sexual Harassment in the workplace

*Zacate Limon Nicaragua  Interior Designer

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Professional Organizations past and present

  • ACLU Member
  • American Society of Interior Designers, Industry Partner Member
  • Boston Arden Park Historical Society Board of Directors
  • Boston Edison Secret Garden Society Member
  • Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Coalition for Interior Design Registration Registered Designer
  • D.P.O.A  Member
  • Dallas Art District Friends Member
  • East Boston-Arden Park Historical Society Treasurer
  • Human Rights Campaign Member
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Member
  • M.O.C. Member Board of Directors   Chair of Advisory Board
  • O.B.D. Member
  • R.P.C. Midwest Region Member
  • Toastmasters International . Member
  • Triangle Foundation Member
  • Wayne State University Racial Diversity Lecturer
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Lorenzo Buttram-Hubbard

Award Winning Architectural & Interior Designer, & International Speaker

Designer, and Socialite; Born the son of 60’s fashion model and debutante Sylvia, and R&B pioneer Dickie Diamond, aka Mr. Wiggles. Lorenzo, from a young age possessed an entrepreneurial spirit, and gift for the arts. While still in high school he bested hundreds of other youth for the coveted chair of Fashion Segment Host for a local television network. After completing his studies in New York, Lorenzo Founded Viggiano Interiors in 1988, while continuing his family’s commitment to public service, serving as a Law Enforcement Officer. In a short time, Viggiano Interiors became one of Detroit’s most recognized full service interior design firms, securing a substantial number of residential and commercial clients. A leader in the industry, Lorenzo, through innovation, and determination has created a unique market niche for himself where none existed before. Clients not only get award winning architectural and interior designs, quality furnishings, and service, they get in-depth personalized attention with his unparalleled style.

“That’s Got To Go!”

Life style television show

Initially a freelance designer of residential interiors, Lorenzo held the prestigious position of staff and resident designer for several luxury brands including Taubman, and Stroh. Commercially, a slew of large-scale projects have garnered him praise, from hospitality and entertainment splendors, state of the art medical facilities, movie sets, and educational campuses. Purchasing the dilapidated Hall mansion in the historical Boston Edison area of Detroit gave Lorenzo a chance to showcase his design skills and appreciation for some of the masters. After undergoing extensive renovations, his home served as an example of his well-respected work for many years.
Never complacent, he launched the pilot of his first life style television show, “That’s Got To Go!”, Starred in COI Vision’s comedy, “Frat House”, was added to Michigan’s first list of Prestigious Designers, received numerous print credits, and accolades for his works including Businessman of the Year, and Congressional, and Senatorial recognitions, and medals.

Award Nominated

“Where I Was, Where I Am, Where I’m Going”

After regaining the ability to walk after a tragic accident in 2000, Lorenzo took on new challenges; penning his first book, Award Nominated "Where I Was, Where I Am, Where I'm Going", studying in the prestigious Universitario Dominico Americano, and Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santo Domingo, and Spain, and achieving the title of Award Winning International Speaker, with more than 100 awards. honors and titles to his credit. Due to high demand, Lorenzo has expanded his business to include an International clientele, becoming an Architectural and Interior Designer of choice for some of the most prestigious families of Europe, and the Americas, while also starring in, and producing television's lifestyle show "On The Town With Lorenzo”; known for interviewing more guest than any other lifestyle show in the seasons it’s aired, guest hosting design segments for Nuestro Hogar in Central and South America, and being a contributing Architectural, Interior and Men’s Fashion columnist for Revue, and JetSet Magazines.

Each year, Lorenzo mentors to youth organizations, and trains interns to work in the industries of architecture, design, and the arts. This, along with countless shows, and lectures allows him to accomplish his goal of exposing others normally not in touch with the arts to explore its colorful, and thought provoking world.