ROLAND COURTENAY BISHOP

Interior & Architectural Design

About

As a designer of distinctive and noteworthy interiors, my primary interest is in exceeding the expectations of my clients. I place the highest value on my client's satisfaction and value our working relationship through every step of the process. Instead of imposing one trademarked look on a project, I prefer to engage with my client in referencing a number of styles or influences, from Classical to Contemporary. Through that ongoing dialogue we realize a truly personalized and satisfying vision for their home.

My formal education in architecture and interior design began at the Hornsey College of Art and continued at The Royal College in London, where I received my professional degree. For three years following, I worked in England as an industrial designer with noted industry leaders such as John Stefanidis, designing furniture and high-end residential interiors. My early work in London lead to establishing a design studio and workshop in Los Angeles designing stores for the apparel industry. When I later moved to San Francisco my focus was on designing commercial office and restaurant interiors.

For over a decade my work was in hotel and hospitality interiors for major properties in the Prince Hotels, Hyatt and Hilton groups. In the mid 90's I translated that experience into residential design, focusing on single-family homes and residential high-rise apartments in one of the most beautiful and inspiring cities in the world. My goal, as with all previous projects, was to design with an eye toward timeless, harmonious, and truly pleasing interiors that enhance the lives of the people who reside within them.

Personally, I greatly enjoy living in San Francisco with my family, exploring the endless beauty of the beaches and headlands around us, and restoring several vintage automobiles and motorcycles in my collection. I look forward to working with every new client on discovering their passions and bringing those to light within their home, for all to enjoy and appreciate.