Tina Marie Koch


CEO | Principal Interior Designer

About Me

With Over 30 Years of Experience in the Foodservice Industry

My career began in restaurant operations working for a local dinner theater and a national restaurant chain. Shortly before completing my design degree, I left the operations side when I was hired at a highly regarded foodservice design company as an Interior Design Associate. Desiring to hone my design skills, I left the company and created an Independent Contracting business collaborating with many other restaurant and foodservice designers which I ultimately developed into the award-winning design firm, Design Perspectives, specializing in Hospitality, Restaurant and Foodservice Design.

“I work with visionaries who respect and appreciate design, collaboration, and quality, and are willing to do what it takes to achieve their goals.”

 Tina Marie Koch

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I am a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Interior Design and established Design Perspectives in 1990. I satisfied the eligibility requirements of the National Council for Interior Design Certification (NCIDQ) and have been honored by the Council to serve as a juror in San Diego. Among other accomplishments, I am a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in the state of California by the California Council of Interior Design Certification (CCIDC), a licensed General Contractor in the state of California (CSLB), a member of Interior Design Coalition of California (IDCC) and a duly elected professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). I am regularly invited as a guest speaker at Art Institute of San Diego, Mesa College and San Diego State University, and an Interior Design Adjunct Professor at Design Institute of San Diego.

I have also been an active member of ASID volunteering in multiple board positions and committees, and served as the 2009-2010 President of the ASID San Diego Chapter. In 2013, I was honored with ASID SD’s Ethel M. Siegelman Memorial Award for Meritorious Service.