Stephen Stout

Stephen Stout

San Francisco, CA, US

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I have 14 years experience in high end residential interior design. In my previous position I guided projects from initial client consultation through punch-list finalization, providing a through-line liaison between lead designer, client and contractor. I enjoy designing solutions to meet clients’ needs and seeing them through realization with the collaboration of contractors, consultants and colleagues.


Studio VARA, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

Aspen Residence, Aspen, CO
Executive architectural services plus interior design for new 16,000 SF new residence
Role: Interior finish detailing. Work with project architect on discreet elements, including entry door, bathroom doors bath vanities, exterior fire pit.

Oct 2018 - current

Stephen Stout Design, Berkeley, CA, US, Founder/Principal

Clocktower Residence, San Francisco, CA
Stair re-design and custom cabinetry, custom & retail furnishings
Role: Worked with client on custom storage solutions. Identified best location for new desk under stair; worked with fabricators to retrofit existing stair to add open slab wood treads for additional light and cantilevered desk.

Woodside Residence, Woodside, CA
Interior design of second floor nursery addition, including wall & window coverings, carpets, lighting & furniture
Role: Worked with client to develop themes and materials palette. Select, present & purchase furnishings. Install.

2017 Decorator Showcase House, San Francisco, CA
Interior design for powder room
Role: Design room, assemble team, & manage installation. Design included limestone wainscot & plaster walls, custom sink with in-wall SS trough & cantilevered stone slab, custom light fixture installation. Custom table.

May 2016 - Sep 2018

Steven Volpe Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

San Francisco Residence, San Francisco, CA
Interior design for remodel of 5,000 SF private residence
Role: Work with Principal to design & present interior finishes, millwork, three level staircase, six baths with custom fixtures including 1.5 ton dimensional stone tub, slab limestone floor, custom furnishings. Manage interior architectural build-out, from CD's through CA. Factory visit to Lisbon for limestone QC.

McGuire Furniture, San Francisco, CA
18 piece furniture line by Steven Volpe for McGuire Furniture
Role: Help to define vision for furniture line. Co-design & co-present furniture pieces, including complete bedroom, living room & office suites. Conceive of naming convention. PD with McGuire team.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2016

The Wiseman Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Assistant project manager, Designer

Design and documentation for 35,000 SF residence in Santa Barbara, CA. Left this position when employer terminated contract with client.

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

ODADA (Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates), San Francisco, CA, US, Project manager, Designer

15 Central Park West Residence, New York, NY
Interior design for 6000 SF penthouse in new condominium high-rise
Role: Job Captain. Responsible for documentation, coordination with architect of record and consultants, RFI response, isolated projects: art panel lift over TV, design and site supervision of sculpted plaster form at stair, special finishes procurement, rendering

Millennium Tower Residence, San Francisco, CA
Interior design for 4,500 SF penthouse in new high-rise
Role: Job Captain. Responsible for documentation, isolated projects design & coordination including 440 gal master tub, decorative gas appliance, double sided alabaster wall with LED back-lighting, CA including submittal and RFI response coordination.

13571 Hill Way Residence, Los Altos Hills, CA
Interior design for new detached single family residence
Role: Job Captain. Client contact, documentation, construction supervision including RFI, shop drawing review, addendum issue & custom detail collaboration with contractor

1200 California St. Residence, San Francisco, CA
Interior design for 1400 SF condo in 1950’s high-rise
Role: Project manager. Client contact, documentation, contractor selection, finish selection, construction supervision, custom furniture and carpet design/coordination

Kimpton Palomar Hotel, 505 N. State Street, Chicago, IL
Interior design for 261 room hotel in new mixed use high-rise
Role: Project Manager. Client contact, documentation, selection & documentation of interior finishes, coordinate documentation with building architect, custom lighting design & fabrication coordination, ID construction supervision, furniture installation supervision.

May 2005 - Sep 2011

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