top of page
KLKversaillesslate.jpg
Keri Knowles Design Construction NJ Project Managment
OUR VISION
23.jpg

MERGING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT WITH
SOCIAL EXPERIENCES
FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Offering a unique end-to-end process that integrates the concept development, design+build, project management, and venue operations phases together to effectively implement a cohesive vision. By finding synergies between development, design, and operations, Keri aims to maximize the delivery of projects on-time and within budget while optimizing the functionality of social spaces that can successfully drive revenue-generating results, expose untapped opportunities, and create quality guest experiences that draw people together in authentically welcoming environments.

Blueprint
PRACTICE AREAS

AREAS OF
EXPERTISE

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Ensuring end-to-end project oversight to optimize schedule, cost, quality, scope, and function while mediating the needs of ownership/investors and construction professionals.

HOSPITALITY DESIGN

Full-range consulting services for everything from concept development, to functional requirements, to final finishes and interior design/decor.

HISTORICAL COMPLIANCE & ADAPTIVE REUSE

Adept at navigating the demands and unique requirements of historical property development, and the channels for achieving streamlined approvals from relevant authorities .

SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE

Experienced at implementing structures, protocols, and procedures for more effective construction, maintenance, and back-end hospiality operations.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

A well-established track-record of establishing project goals within the given constraints while also ensuring that the project teams are equipped with all necessary resources to accomplish the set objectives .

IT & AV INTEGRATION

Providing added-value amenities to restaurants, event spaces, and hotels through the application of new technologies and audio/visual assets with minimal impact to individual character of a given space.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Offering comprehensive service and tools that proactively support the functionality, safety, and uptime of large-scale buildings, grounds, and their associated infrastructure + mechanicals.

EVENT PROGRAMMING

A strong track record of building revenue-generating entertainment programs, culinary experiences, and social gatherings to expand awareness and draw clientele for hospitality brands.

Marble
klwhh.jpg

APPROACH

Keri's approach to every design and development project is to craft spaces that draw people together and create opportunities for shared experiences. She is inspired by the idea of connection through social gathering. That's why she has made it her mission to build and adapt environments that encourage collaboration and enhance a sense of community. Whether it's new construction or a large-scale renovation, Keri works with clients to form the ideal version of their project goals. She believes that commercial spaces should be true destinations -- spaces that guest are drawn to and are excited to return to again and again for mutually rewarding interactions.

"Keri has the unique ability to bring together and manage just the right team of construction professionals for each project. From architect to the engineers, to the trades people and the specialty artisans, Keri's network is far reaching and diverse. In addition, Keri and her team are equally adept at navigating the maze of municipal applications, permits and approvals, from concept to final certificate of occupancy.”

arrows

Stanley Frankoski, Partner
45 Years at Frankoski Construction

virginian1.jpg

PROJECT
CASE STUDIES

Keri Knowles NJ Business Pleasantdale Chateau Designer

New Construction Management with

Historical Constraints & Adaptive Reuse

Keri Knowles The Manor NJ Restaurant Lighting Design Renovation

Lighting Design and Retrofit with

Eletronic Theater Controls

Keri Knowles Hospitality Project Manager Commerical Properties Construction

Expansion & Renovation with

Structural Upgrades & Hi-Spec Design

Keri Knowles Historical Landmark Renovation Highlawn NJ

Optimization of Limited Space

Under Historical Restrictions

Keri Knowles Bridal Suite Design Event Venues NJ

Decor Customization and

Design+Build of Modular Furniture

Keri Knowles Dome Nightclub Entertainment Music Live Events

Programming & Booking of

Entertainment Series

Marble
blb.jpg

PROCESS

Keri's process is to identify underutilized spaces and conceptualize ways to exploit existing features, as well as create new opportunities that add additional value to a business' operations while delivering high-value, improved margins, and increased revenue. Through her carefully curated network of industry tradesmen in construction, design, IT/AV, and maintenance, she seeks to bring to bear an array of resources and collaborative talents that help streamline projects, reduce friction, and deliver timely and inspired results. Finding opportunities in challenging circumstances, finessing change in intransigent organizations, and being an intermediary who brings collaboration between disparate individuals on any given development endeavor are key elements in Keri's value-added project management tool belt.

constructionadj.jpg

ABOUT KERI

With a decade-and-a-half of work in various aspects of the hospitality industry, Keri Knowles has established a strong reputation for having a singular vision and skill-set in designing and implementing unique spaces and opportunities for people to gather and interact. Keri is known for managing complex situations and dynamics to transform and optimize venues and settings that focus on facilitating meaningful and rich human connection.

 

She is passionate about creating environments that inspire people to gather and interact, heightening social experiences. She views function, design, dining, entertainment, aesthetics, and technology as means to service this mission rather than ends in themselves.  

She fully embraces her role as an "experience designer" and thrives on orchestrating these elements into a fully integrated hospitality mindset.

 

Keri has also been a catalyst for change in the industry, bridging the gaps between the habits and entrenched systems of well-established hospitality institutions and the dynamism necessary to ensure their continued growth and appeal. She has established herself as an intermediary between the disparate demands of stakeholders, taking into account and balancing the pragmatic requirements of the engineers, management of vendors and contractors, zoning and historical integrity concerns of planning boards, aesthetic-oriented requests of the design team, staff needs, and business budgetary constraints to develop and implement solutions that achieve to the best customer experience. Keri is taking the best of the traditional construction approaches and applying her own collaborative philosophy to help advance business operations in both aesthetics and approach.

TRANSFORMING UNDERUTILIZED SPACES INTO REVENUE PRODUCERS
Architecture Sketches
GARNERING MEDIA ATTENTION
FOR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP...
Keri Knowles Hospitality Design & Construction Leader West Orange NJ
doublearrows

"I have had the pleasure of working with Keri for over a decade on a vast number of projects. She has always impressed me with her people skills.  She has a wealth of experience and an uncanny knack for solving the issues and problems that invariably come up during the construction process."

Aliya Riaz, City & Guilds Decorative Artist
Signature Custom Finishes
Portfauxlio, Inc.

CONTACT
1s7a4018.jpg
Profile Photo of Keri Knowles

CONTACT
KERI KNOWLES

CURRENTLY SERVICING:

For inquiries, please complete the following contact form:

Dark Concrete Wall
Keri Knowles Bow & Arrow NJ

BACK TO TOP

Keri Knowles Construction Management and Hospitality Designer
Keri Knowles Hospitality Group, Restaurants & Event Venues

DETAILS COMING SOON!

Keri Knowles Multimedia Artist & Designer

DETAILS COMING SOON!

bottom of page