When the regional winners for the 2013-14 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest were announced in the spring of 2015, all of us at Riggs Distributing Inc. were thrilled as our region had not one but TWO regional winners. Including one major Sub-Zero and one major Wolf appliance in their designs, over 1600 designs were submitted globally. We are thrilled to share the inspiring designs from our Regional Winners.
One of our winners, Arthur Krikor Halajian, CKD, founder of Kitchens & More in San Rafael earned his degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. To pay for his education, he worked as a journeyman carpenter for construction firms Swinerton-Walberg and Ireland-Robinson Hadley and, after graduation, worked for Fluor Corporation, a global engineering firm, in Japan and Saudi Arabia. Halajian spent a year traveling the world before returning to California to work with in his family’s kitchen-and-bath remodeling firm and for another local builder. In 1988, he launched a successful residential construction firm with a business partner until 1992, when he formed Kitchens & More, a design-build company specializing in kitchens and baths with his wife and business partner, Rosemarie Halajian, a LEED AP.
We asked Arthur Kirkor as few questions about his design style and thoughts on the future of kitchen design.