Captivating. Thoughtful. Exquisite. All words that clients use when describing the work of Hawk & Co. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the young company brings to the table a cohesive set of skills by combining the partners’ wide range of project experience as well as dynamic customer service.
Founded by Summer Jensen in 2009, Hawk & Co. strives to create a synthesis between aesthetics and psychology through architectural and interior design. After attending the University of San Francisco, she received her interior design degree from FIDM. Summer’s international and domestic projects involve heading the interiors department for Commune Design, the firm responsible for Juicy Couture’s rebranding as well as project designer for Dodd Mitchell, the Hollywood A-lister responsible for such projects as the Roosevelt hotel, Cabo Azul Resort, Sushi Roku, and the Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel.
In addition to her impressive portfolio and technical skill set, Summer cultivated her innate, signature design aesthetic growing up in the beautiful Hawaiian islands. Part native Hawaiian, Summer has always had a respect for nature as the only true artist of any given environment, albeit in the natural landscape or a man-made space. Her color palettes are consistent with the beach and mountains yet she is also known to remove color to let the natural surroundings take center stage.
Light and shadow are also incorporated to reflect all moods of the day. Her familiarity with the exotic also gives her an inside edge over other designers who may not be so familiar with authentic design. A close proximity to Asia, different palettes and cultural motifs slant summer’s view of what is historic and what should be preserved.
Quickly joined by Alan Hsia, he received his training in art and architecture at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, after a brief internship at Thomas O’Brien’s famed Aero Studios in downtown Manhattan, Alan began his professional career working with one of the world’s preeminent architects, Costas Kondylis. As senior designer for Kondylis Design, Alan led the interiors division and worked in unison with some of New York’s most influential developers and various high-profile clientele. The two design powerhouses met while leading the Los Angeles office of Candy & Candy, one of architectural digest’s top 100 design firms, Hawk & Co’s partners had the pleasure to work with architectural great, Richard Meier & Associates by leading the interior design team for the 1.2 billion dollar project, 9900 Wilshire.
From inception, Hawk & Co. has quickly become known for their astute project management and inventive problem solving. The result is space, reinterpreted to be emotional, sultry, and provocative; striking a balance where minimalism meets opulence.