Susan McDonnell & Associates prides itself on over 30 years of quality service to restaurant and hospitality entrepreneurs and veterans alike. Whether this is your first restaurant project or your tenth, McDonnell & Associates promises to be there during every step of the design and construction phase to assist where necessary. As would be expected from the best, each project is given the individual attention it deserves so that no matter the obstacle the project can be completed on budget and on time. But don't take our word for it, just read what past clients have had to say about our services.
One of the reasons for our success in the foodservice design industry is our values; we value honesty in all phases of the project, hard work and commitment to our clients' goals, as well as a desire to make the whole experience enjoyable.
We look forward to demonstrating how our experience and values can help guide your next project to become the success it deserves to be.
Meet the team
Susan McDonnell Principal Designer Susan McDonnell began her career while still attending college, consulting on the design of numerous pizza parlors. The combination of food, fun and design instantly attracted her to the field, and she has been designing for restaurant owners across the nation ever since. Her high energy and motivational attitude provide the drive and passion needed to make every project a memorable experience. Susan has always prided herself on designing for energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. With over 30 years of design experience, Susan has saved clients thousands of dollars by proposing creative design solutions that are tailored to their needs and budget. As principal designer at Susan McDonnell & Associates, Susan is responsible for overseeing all design work as well as coordinating with project consultants. Design Project Team As the project team coordinator, we work with professional consultants to complete their specialized part of a project. Hung Nguyen Staff Engineer Kim Campbell Artist and Color Specialist 831-645-9462 kimcampbellstudios.com Thailia Stratton "Fine Art" www.thaliastratton.com Tom Bruce Sacramento Food and Beverage www.centralcoastfand b.com Hatch Food Service Equiptment Company Brett Hatch Owner 831-336-9660 Other Potential Required Consultants
Structural Engineers: Experts on structure and seismic requirements.
Mechanical Engineers: HVAC design and plumbing distribution.
Electrical Engineers: Wire diagram and power distribution.
Building Architect: New structure detailing.
Landscaping Designer or Architect: Interior and exterior landscaping.
Lighting Consultants: Expertise in special lighting requirements.
Artists: Art work, illustrations, tile-work, faux-finish, specialty finishes.
Education Associates of Arts Degree Delta College Stockton, CA Bachelors of Science Degree - Interior Design San Jose State University San Jose, CA Experiences Certified Interior Design in the state of California 1993 - Present Facility's Planning - Restaurant Design Instructor at Mission College 1993 - Present Food Service Technology center and other PG&E; locations 1999 - Present Special Event Planning 1990 - Present