AT-EL-IER | noun
A workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan, or designer
DA AT-A-GLANCE
Design Atelier is a creative & fun team of hospitality interior design professionals located in picturesque Marin County, California. The atelier approach is at the heart of what we do - our design process is highly collaborative, with each member of the team bringing a unique viewpoint to each project. We look forward to working with you!

SANDY BENITEZ
Principal / Boss Lady
sandy@design-atelier.net | x101

NAOMI VOLLMERS
Senior Designer / Designated Adult
naomi@design-atelier.net | x102

LAUREN BEATO
Designer / Wild Child
lauren@design-atelier.net | x105

JENNIFER BENITEZ
Office Manager / Studio Glue
jennifer@design-atelier.net | x100
OVERVIEW
- Operating since 1996 
- Main studio located in Marin County, California
- Proudly minority and women owned 
- Specialty with full-service and luxury hospitality projects ​​​​​​​
- Proven success elevating branded hotels to compete within the boutique market when appropriate
- Proven success working with REIT teams as well as smaller ownership groups
- Significant resort experience in Mexico and Central America
DESIGN APPROACH & METHODOLOGY
- Partnering with ownership and brand to create authentic, locally inspired guest experiences
- Designs with efficient impact - applying emphasis and budget where impact is leveraged
- Brand criteria and owner technical standards are always maintained
- Preferred vendors are always utilized
- Principal expertise on every job
- Delivering unique designs and shareholder value through timeless, cost-efficient and collaborative design
- Delivering consistent and quality design
- Full interior design services from property narrative through construction documentation
DESIGN SERVICES & DELIVERABLES 
- Digital design booklets for every stage of the interior design process, from property narrative through design development
- Full interior design submittals for owner and brand review:
                    - narrative
                    - concept design
                    - schematic design
                    - design development
                    - construction documentation
                    - FF&E and GC bidding and negotiation support
                    - construction administration support 
- Conceptualization and development of custom carpet, casegoods, lighting, fabrics, and design features
- Full FF&E specifications, including design intent drawings and material samples, ready for purchasing 
- Complete interior design drawing sets and finish & decorative fixture schedules, ready for bidding and construction 
- Presentation-level color boards and visual renderings 
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