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Key Team Members

Robert L. Herbage - Principal/Architect


Principal Architect, Founder and Chief Designer of a full-service architecture and interior design firm, specializing in hospitality projects.

Professional Background

Robert L. Herbage brings more than 30 years of design experience to the firm.  His portfolio includes architecture, interior design,  furniture
design and cabinetry design for custom restaurant and national restaurant chains. In the years prior to establishing Hospitality Design Group,
he was project designer on major hospitality projects including:

Skean Dhu Hotel, Irvine & Glasgow, Scotland
Binion's Horseshoe Casino,
Las Vegas, NV
J.C. Scott's,
Bakersfield, CA
Crystal's Frat House Restaurant, San Diego, CA
Old Fresno Hofbrau,
Bakersfield, CA
Rusty Pelican,
La Jolla, CA
Chuck E. Cheeses' Pizza Time Theater,
Eldon, IL


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Bachelor of Architecture Degree - 1982


Awarded honorable mention by 1982 Harbor Hill Design Competition for custom residence.

Professional Affiliations

Member of the National Council of Architecture Registration Board
Member American Institute of Architects, San Antonio Chapter

Professional Registrations

Registered Architect in States of Texas, California, Illinois, New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado and Georgia

Chris Tripoli- Director of Development Consulting


Director of Development Consulting.  Responsible for strategic planning, concept development, menu and operations, training and development,
and Marketing and promotion.

Professional Background

Chris Tripoli has 25 years of service in the Hospitality Industry as a designer, developer, owner and operator.  He is President of the A' La Carte
Foodservice Consulting Group
.  Chris founded his own restaurant company, as well as opening many award winning restaurants.  He brings to
the company a history of outstanding consultant experience for many retail and hospitality industries.

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