Résumé: Jack Adams, ASID

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Senior Interior Designer /
Project Manager

Creative Design Professional offers experience of owning and directing a world-class Interior and Architectural Design firm (listed for three consecutive years in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 100 Giants annual survey). An imaginist who lives and breathes design.

Brings a proven ability to effectively create and coordinate Interior Design and interface with Architects, Engineers, Realtors, and Developers. A Design Director capable of balancing the demands of creativity with the reality of time, budget, and marketability, to optimize the success of your firm.

A rare blend - A true artist and disciplined businessman with a wealth of experience and a diverse background. A seasoned professional who guides and protects the considerable investment of an Interior Design commission with confidence and authority and further making the process one that you will look back on with pride and pleasure.


Experience Highlights

Hotels & Resorts

Design and Specification for 12 hotels (including rooms, public areas, restaurants, uniforms, menu graphics and identity logos)

Condominium Residential High-Rises

Design of unit floor plans and space planning of seven buildings. (Décor and furnishing of all public areas, elevators, lobbies and function areas)

Restaurants & Lounges

Design and Specification of FF&E for 24 restaurants (including table-top, theme, uniforms, menus, and identity graphics)

Retail Stores, Boutiques, and Galleries

Design and fixturization of 26 stores and galleries (including image marketing, theme definition, custom display fixtures, theatrical lighting effects)


Design, space-planning, furnishings, and open office lighting for more than twenty offices of various uses.

Residences and Homes

Design and furnishing of more than 50 homes, including high-rise apartments and the complete architectural design of many free-standing homes and compounds.

Professional Experience

2007 Contract Project – Ismael Leyva Architects New York, New York
Director of Interior Design. Lead the office in a competition for Rosewood Hotel Dubai, reorganized and streamlined their Interior Design Department. Provided design schemes and direction for interior design and detailing of three major high-rise condominiums to be built in Manhattan.
2006 Contract Project – Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart Singapore
Director of Interior Design. Won the competition for Conrad Hotel Dubai for the firm and consolidated their effort in establishing an Interior Design presence in the Middle East and Asia.
2006 Contract Project – Builders DesignGaithersburg, Maryland
Consultation to refocus their design excellence and make a more efficient operation. Builders Design is the largest producer of model homes for homebuilders in the United States.
2005 Contract Project - Robert Zimmer AssociatesSanta Fe, New Mexico
Consult to provide refurbishing and renovation of the Pierre Hotel, NYC. Complete Plan and Presentation.
2005 Contract Project – KEODoha & Dubai, Arabia
Hospitality/Commercial/Retail/Residential (Small Cities) design for the Palm (Dubai) and the Pearl (Doha) off shore developments. Branding design of the “Global Village” in Doha. An “Epcot Center” master plan.
2004 Contract Project – Hirsh Bedner AssociatesBeijing, China
Director of Projects/Senior Interior Designer for a new casino in China)
1977 – 2004 Owner / Design Director – Adams DesignHonolulu, Hawaii
Commercial and residential design firm
1976 - 1977 Designer / Marketing Director – Dale Keller AssociatesHonolulu, Hawaii
International hospitality design firm
1974 – 1976 Director of Interior Design – Media 5 ArchitectsHonolulu, Hawaii
International architectural firm
1971 – 1974 Designer / Project Manager – Richard Crowell AssociatesHonolulu, Hawaii
Hotel design group
1963 – 1968 Captain – U.S. Army Intelligence
General Staff, Strategic Research and Analysis)

Education / Studies

Bachelor of Arts & Sciences 1963 – U.S.M.A.West Point, New York
Double major, humanities and engineering)
Bachelor of Environmental and Industrial Arts 1971 – Art Center College of DesignPasadena, California
Graduated cum laude
Postgraduate Studies
American University, Washington, D.C. (Foreign Affairs)
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. (Fine Art)
University of Hawaii (Fine Art)
Honolulu Academy of Arts (Fine Art)
Adjunct Professor Chaminade – University of HawaiiHonolulu, Hawaii
Period design, furniture design, architectural design, space planning, and rendering
Adjunct Professor – Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew York, New York


Designs featured in:
Interior Design
Sunset Magazine
Designer’s West
Honolulu Magazine
Island Homes
Listed in Who’s Who
Listed in Interiors annual survey “The Top 100 Giants” (four consecutive years)

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