RKI Interior Design is pleased to be recognized for the ASID 2011 Singular Space Award featuring a “home in the sky” at The Infinity Towers in San Francisco, CA.
A panel of top builders and architects discussed the challenges of designing, bidding and the economic dynamics that affect each project. Communication, educating the client and having realistic expectations are components to success. Although the size and style of the project may vary, the biggest common factor is the love of architecture and pleasing the client.
Chris Donatelli – Chris Donatelli Builders, Inc.
Linder Jones, AIASCV 2011 President – Studio Linder Architects
Moderator: Risë Krag – RKI Interior Design
Carter Warr, AIA, CSI, NCARB – CJW Architecture
Mark De Mattei – De Mattei Construction, Inc.
As long time members and supporters of the American Institute of Architects/San Mateo Chapter, RKI has participated in many city Charrettes. This years Charrette tackled the surrounding area of the Facebook campus, in Menlo Park, Ca., known as Belle Haven. The day proved to be filled with emerging new visions and ingenuity.
Facebook commissioned the AIA San Mateo County Chapter to create a unique “sense of place” for their new offices in the city of Menlo Park, Ca.
Four teams worked on distinct areas around the new Facebook offices during a long frenzy of ideas and input from the community. Presentations were given in the evening. Mark Zuckerberg visited our team to review our progress.
Many interior design projects involve interfacing with contractors and other specialists.
Communicating the vision involves an understanding of the building process and accurate documentation. A panel including, Randy Strong, Jim Carroll and Risë Krag discussed collaboration and working in the client’s best interest.