Currently I run my own design/build firm in South Pasadena, CA. I do small commercial projects, tenant improvements and residential remodels, additions and renovations.
Previously I worked in the hospitality design industry for high end hotel and restaurant designers in Los Angeles and in New York City.
I am looking to get back into hospitality design or a related field because of the slow down in construction. Also I am bothered by the increasing number of government requirements (fees) and restrictions (lead abatement) for a small firm with a shinking profit margin.
Cobabe Kawakami, Partner
Partnership with decorator. Provided interior design and purchasing services for small commercial and residential projects
Intradesign, Senior designer
Design high end hotels and residence. Coordinate contract document and FF&E. Schematic design, design development and project management.
DRDC, Dennis Reedy Design Consultants, Senior designer
Design for high end international hotels. Assemble drawing and specification packages for principle.
Charles Morris Mount, Inc, Design director
Director of design office specializing in restaurant design. Managed design studio with up to 8 designers. Work flow oversight and employee management.
Client contact and business development.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Extension, Environmental and Interior Design
Interior design principles
West Los Angeles College, general ed.
received AA degree
ASID (Los Angeles Chapter), 1st Place
Design Competition, Pasadena Showcase House