Newsletter | Jul/Aug 2002
Hillary Conlon will be off and deferring her term for a year on the Steering Committee to devote her time to her baby. Marian Ring will take her place, starting July 2002.
Marian Ring was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in Interior Architecture and Design. She comments, "Restaurants offer a unique opportunity to create dramatic, entertaining interiors with ample leeway to experiment with materials. I also enjoy serving restaurateurs because they are notoriously passionate, creative and hardworking business people." Marian relocated her office to Walnut Creek in 1995. Although she specializes in restaurants, she also designs offices, retail stores and residences as well.
Kathleen Cruise is once again joining our Steering Committee this Fall. Presently, Kathleen is the Director of Facilities at Fort Mason. She is responsible for planning, development, and operations. Fort Mason is part of the Golden Gate recreation area and showcases a variety of cultural and artistic exhibits. On the average, the site is the host of 15,000 events and attracts 1.6 million visitors annually. Kathleen is a licensed architect and general contractor.