Posts in Category: Projects In-Progress

New Project - A Mid Century modern hotel in San Leandro, CA

October 6, 2016

Nestled between Oakland and San Francisco is the small town of San Leandro, CA.   Originally settled by Spanish settlers, the City sits above a natural aquifer on the east side of the San Francisco Bay and is home to about 85,000 people.  San Leandro is largely known for food production with companies such as Coca Cola, Maxwell House, Ghirardelli, and Shasta all producing in the area.  In terms of Design history, the Bay area was where developer Joseph Eichler all but invented the modern American house and built thousands of units in the suburbs surrounding San Francisco.  Our latest project takes inspiration from the Eichler prototype and injects some 21st century touches into an existing Hilton Garden Inn and its 119 guestrooms.  Below are some shots from our mood board as well as some local flavor.  Stay tuned for details as they emerge.

The San Leandro Cherry Festival is an Annual Event

The International Style Architecture of City Hall

Classic Eichler Homes

Natural Materials

Posts in Category: Projects In-Progress

Latest Restaurant Design - 12 West in Montclair, NJ

February 10, 2013

Here are some shots of our latest project in Montclair, NJ - A new American restaurant called 12 West.  The site is directly adjacent to a train station and takes some of it's design cues from the location as well as a warm, jewel toned color palate.  Just some background - the building is a long narrow pre-fab structure that had no inherent charm or character.  We broke up the spaces by creating multiple zones which allowed for maximum flexibility.

If you are in the area, it's definitely worth a trip.  For a link to the restaurant and their menus visit

We will be adding some of these images to our regular site soon, but here's a first look (click images to enlarge):