SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 4, 2014 – Huntsman Architectural Group announces the promotion of five associates in the firm’s San Francisco office – Elise Beaty, Roy Wilson, Melody Schumacher, Kate O’Rourke, and Nicole Everett. “Each of these individuals demonstrates a commitment to the design profession and to the firm’s efforts to foster long-term partnerships,” shares President and CEO Sascha Wagner, IIDA CID LEED AP. “Their passion and creativity strengthen the value we bring our clients, and they have all had an impact on our evolving practice.”
Elise Beaty, LEED AP ID+C works to understand the unique goals of each of her clients and then builds design strategy that supports the project objectives. With over 10 years of experience in the interior design profession, she brings a wealth of furniture and finishes knowledge to the design process, where she enjoys seeing a client’s vision materialize in direct collaboration with them. Elise is also versed in technical scopes ranging from preparing permit and construction documents to construction administration. Her recent portfolio includes the office relocations for Weebly, ARGONAUT, Tolleson, and Squire Patton Boggs, all in San Francisco. Other projects have included office renovations for Google Ventures, TPG Capital, and CAI International.
With an acumen for developing technical standards, Roy Wilson, LEED AP plays a key role in managing the firm’s production and project documentation systems. He has more than 28 years of experience in the architecture and interior design profession, and his areas of expertise include master planning, facilities planning and programming, accessibility compliance, and construction detailing. Roy’s recent projects include the renovation of 116 New Montgomery Street (The Rialto) in San Francisco, tenant improvements at Marin Commons in San Rafael, and interior improvements at the California Academy of Sciences which include a new protective netting for the Steinhart Aquarium, home to Claude the albino alligator. His prior work includes renovations to Autodesk’s headquarters in San Rafael, lobby renovations for Market Center in San Francisco, and a number of fitness center remodels for Club One and Frog Fitness throughout California.
Melody Schumacher, LEED AP ID+C brings over 20 years of experience in interior design for commercial, residential, healthcare, and retail projects. She has championed furniture, finish, and lighting solutions to meet strict environmental and sustainability criteria and has recently worked with Google’s Green Team in meeting EPA Red List and LEED goals for several interior renovation projects on the company’s Mountain View campus and at YouTube’s San Bruno headquarters. In addition, she has served as project designer for law office projects for Fenwick & West in Mountain View, San Francisco, and Shanghai as well as a law office restack for Gordon & Rees, new offices for LEWIS PR, and an office relocation for Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, all located in San Francisco.
With 10 years of experience as a project designer, Kate O’Rourke, IIDA CID works with both leading and emerging tech companies in the Bay Area. She has spearheaded the design for several tenant improvements in San Francisco’s historic Phelan Building which include new offices for Medium, Next Door, and Credit Karma. Kate has also designed new offices for Lithium at 225 Bush Street where Huntsman provides building architect and tenant development services. For Autodesk, she served as project designer for the renovation of the software company’s San Rafael headquarters. Her prior projects include tenant improvements for Logitech, the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati throughout their West Coast offices, and for Apple’s corporate offices in Cupertino and Sunnyvale. Kate currently serves as the San Francisco City Center Co-Director for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northern California Chapter.
With a background in residential and hospitality design, Nicole Everett, CID LEED AP ID+C approaches commercial office design with a keen understanding of how materials and light transform and personalize interior space. Her recent work includes the newly renovated ground floor of 717 Market Street in San Francisco for Digital Garage, a Japanese technology company that provides incubator space for tech startups. Nicole served as project designer for the new offices for Piper Jaffray, Lithium, and Pantheon Ventures, all in San Francisco, and for Asurion’s office expansion in San Mateo. She is currently designing the renovation and expansion of a single family residence located in Palm Springs and is a vital part of the design team for YouTube’s headquarters expansion in San Bruno.
About Huntsman Architectural Group
Founded in 1981, Huntsman Architectural Group is an award-winning 85-person architecture, interior design, and consulting firm with offices in San Francisco and New York. We focus on fostering long-term partnerships with our clients in order to realize their strategic objectives. By pairing design exploration with a dedication to service, we aim to transform physical environments to reflect the unique culture, goals, and identity of our clients. This approach results in inspiring spaces that create a sense of place, connect people, and have meaning. To learn more about the firm, our work, and design process, please visit www.huntsmanag.com.