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KENZO ZHANG

KENZO ZHANG

Oakland, CA, US

 
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About 

Kenzo Zhang crafts the interiors of building to address the physical, psychological, cultural and social needs of people at work and leisure. As an interior designer, I understand how humans interact with the built environment and with one another. By the understanding about natural and man-made environment, human values, function and aesthetics, I prepare to create inspiring places for people to live, work and play. I am ready to capture clients' demands and give them dimensions.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Restaurant Design Concepts, Oakland, CA, US, Interior Designer

In the past more than one year, I had handled and managed more than 20 restaurant and bar projects at Restaurant Design Concepts (R.D.C). For the R.D.C projects, except kitchen layout and equipment, I would take care of all the design tasks including preliminary floor plan, F.F and material selections, and elevation design on design phase. I would do interviews and presentations with clients. I would also provide plans and corporations to contractors, millworkers, and vendors on the phases of construction document and construction.

Significant Projects:

New Park Mall Wine Bar – Newark Modern Style Wine Bar
Aug 2016

Bon Chon Chicken – San Leandro Korean Style Restaurant & Bar
Sep 2016

Donut Savant – Alameda Modern Industrial Style Donut Store
Sep 2016

Loard’s Ice Cream – Berkeley
Sep 2016

Masaya Heya – Sacramento Japanese Restaurant
Nov 2016

Twelve 31 Eatery – Alameda Modern Cafe
Jan 2017

Prime Poke – Pleasanton
Feb 2017

Teaspoon – Redwood City Tea Shop
Feb 2017

Thai Noodles – Oakland Thai Restaurant & Bar
Mar 2017

Beep’s Burgers – South San Francisco Modern Industrial Style
Apr 2017

Crawdaddy – Milpitas Restaurant & Bar
June 2017

Beep’s Burgers – San Francisco Modern Industrial Style
Aug 2017

King Yen – Berkeley Modern Chinese Restaurant & Bar
Sep 2017

Jul 2016 - Dec 2017
 

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Jr. Interior Designer

General Tasks:

- Presentation preparing for concept images, plans, elevations, renderings, color and material schemes
- Redlines & markups for renderings
- CAD drawing drafting and revise for design development and construction design phases
- FF&E specifications, material organization, material approvals for constructions
- Interior architectural design

Projects:

Niccolo Hotel - Marco Polo - Suzhou, China
- Model Room Design
Elevation & Interior Architectural Design
Vanity/ Millwork Design
Rendering Redlines
Color & Material Scheme
CAD Drawing Revise for Design Development

Thomas Mellon Waterfront Residences – Candlestick, San Francisco
- Building B Lobby Design
Elevation & Reception Design
Rendering Redlines
Color & Material Scheme
Presentation Preparation (InDesign)

Aloft Hotel - San Jose Cupertino
- Constructional Design Phase
Presentation Preparation (InDesign)
CAD Drawing Revise for Construction Design
Vanity/ Millwork Design
FF&E Selections
FF&E Specification
Material Organization & Specification
Material Approvals
Shop Drawing Reviews

Hilton Garden Inn - Mountain View
- Design Development Phase
Reception Lobby & Dining Area Renovation
Outdoor Area Furnishing Layout
Vanity/ Millwork Design
FF&E Selections
Material Selections
Presentation Preparation (InDesign)
CAD Drawing Revise for Design Development
- Constructional Design Phase
CAD Drawing Revise for Construction Design
FF&E Specification
Material Organization & Specification
Material Approvals
Shop Drawing Reviews

Dec 2015 - Jul 2016
 

Team 7 International, San Francisco, CA, US, Interior Designer

Internship, 2015, 3 – 2015, 5
Interior Designer, 2015, 5 – 2015, 11

I started working at Team 7 International from internship then shifted to Interior Designer position. By working with the design team and practicing in the projects, I enhanced my experiences for hospitality projects, space planning, elevation design, material selecting, and rendering skills. At Team 7 International, I participated in and took the major tasks for the projects of following.

Projects:
Panda Inn Restaurant Pasadena, Hillsborough residential project, and the Chinese restaurant project at Hyatt Hotel Beijing.

Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
 

Hii Decoration Design & Engineering Co.Ltd, Guangzhou, China, Chief Interior Designer

Project:
Focused on luxurious residential project and villa community project.
Villas at Agile Villa Community, Panyu, Guangzhou
Luxurious Apartments at Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

Nov 2007 - Jul 2009
 

Lead Interior Decoration Co. Ltd, Guangzhou, CN, Senior Interior Designer

Projects:
Multifunctional Banquet Hall, Mingsheng Plaza, Guangzhou
Silver Ocean Night Club, Guangzhou
Peninsula Chinese Restaurant, Shenzhen

Oct 2005 - Sep 2007
 

Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University, Guangzhou, CN, Interior Designer

Projects:
Shaw Science Humanities Center, South China University, Guangzhou
Guangzhou Exhibition Center, Pazhou, Guangzhou
Qingxi Government Building, Qing Town, Dongguan
Nanning Customs Building, Nanning, Guangxi

Aug 2002 - Oct 2005
 

Education 

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Designer

Aug 2013 - May 2015
 

Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, CN, Interior Design

Sep 1999 - Jun 2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills