Talk + Panel
A Studied Transformation: Lilian J Rice 100 Years Later | Talk

  • What this is

    Conversations that highlight how design shapes the region, with opportunities to learn from designers firsthand.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 8: 4-4:45pm

  • Tags

    Design = Transformation
    Discipline Architecture, Interior
Talk + Panel
A Studied Transformation: Lilian J Rice 100 Years Later | Talk

How do you update a historic property without losing its connection to the past? Architect Lisa Kriedeman and interior designer Michelle Salz-Smith discuss how they honor architect Lilian J. Rice's singular vision while reimagining an exceptional home for modern living. Lisa Kriedeman of Island Architects and Interior Designer Michelle Salz-Smith, of Studio Surface discuss their recent renovation of the historic Rancho Santa Fe home by pioneering, early 20th-century architect Lilian J. Rice.

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About the hosts

Lisa Kriedeman / Island Architects

Island Architects continues to build twenty-five plus years of experience into an extensive portfolio of finely designed and crafted homes. Their passion for design, rooted in modern and classical aesthetics, delivers enduring value that is singular to the client’s goals and dreams and contextual to its Southern California environment.

Michelle Salz-Smith / Studio Surface

Founded in 2009 by Michelle Salz-Smith, Studio Surface is an interior design firm that transforms spaces throughout the West Coast and internationally with projects and clients ranging from residential home remodels to high end resort brands. Michelle and her team are known for creating balanced interiors with a layered and collected aesthetic and a bit of an unexpected "edge". They work to create spaces that are stylish and modern yet have a laid-back, effortless vibe reflecting their client’s individual lifestyles. Working closely with artisans, craftspeople and clients, Studio Surface provides a customized approach when creating the visual stories and personalized experiences for each project.