Archives: 2011

RKI Interior Design Featured in Gentry Magazine

August, 2011

We’re happy to see one of our projects selected for the cover of Gentry Design’s Summer 2011 issue. They’ve called the Portola Valley residence “a decidedly modern masterpiece.” See the article.


RKI Interior Design Wins ASID Singular Space Award

June, 2011

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.

RKI Interior Design: ASID Award


Creating Great Projects- Mountain View, CA

May, 2011

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.

Panelists included:

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.

RKI Interior Design: Mountain View Panel on Creating Great Projects

(from left to right): Chris Donatelli, Linder Jones, Risë Krag, Carter Warr, Mark De Mattei

Risë Krag and Nicole Ghilarducci of RKI Interior Design

Risë Krag and Nicole Ghilarducci of RKI Interior Design


RKI Teams with AIA for Facebook Charrette

March, 2011

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.

Belle Haven Willow Business Area Design Charrette

Creating a Sense of Place: Ideas from Design Charrette

Menlo Park community gets ready for Saturday’s ‘charrette’ at Faceboo


RKI Interior Design Particpates in AIA Design Charrette

March, 2011

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.

RKI Interior Design: AIA Design Charrette


Creating Great Projects- Carmel, CA

February, 2011

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.