Our Team

Robert L. HerbagePrincipal/Architect

Responsibilities
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

Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Bachelor of Architecture Degree – 1982

Achievements
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
N.C.A.R.B.
Registered Architect in States of Texas, California, Illinois, New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado and Georgia.

Chris TripoliDirector of Development Consulting

Responsibilities
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. 

THE RESTAURANT DESIGN SPECIALISTS

ARCHITECTURE   +   INTERIOR DESIGN   +   FOOD SERVICE DESIGN