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Founding Principal

Christian von Eckartsberg is a founding Design Principal of BCV Architecture + Interiors. A LEED Accredited Professional, Chris has a passion for hospitality projects that celebrate the intersection of food, wine and sustainable lifestyle design. Mr. von Eckartsberg’s interest in Lifestyle/Food-related design has led him to pursue diverse projects, including major Hospitality and Hotel projects, Food Market Halls, Food Service Retail, Restaurants and Wineries, as well as Residential and Mixed-Use developments. Completed Market and Food Hall projects include the San Francisco Ferry Building, Hudson Eats in downtown Manhattan’s Brookfield Place, the acclaimed Oxbow Market in Napa and Napa Farms Market, with two locations at San Francisco International Airport.

Highly experienced with Hospitality and specialty food service projects, Chris directed BCV’s award-winning design for San Francisco’s wine collective/lounge concept Press Club and led the design of several food and retail ​ concepts at SFO, including Samovar Tea and Tomokazu. Among Chris’s extensive restaurant work is the elegant Crush 29 in Roseville, CA, M.Y. China for celebrity chef Martin Yan in San Francisco, and the German beer hall Schroeder’s, in San Francisco’s Financial District. Chris has also produced standout work in the Pacific Rim for prominent hospitality groups such as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels, designing trendsetting restaurants in Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing and Shenzhen. Chris’s skilled design and supreme attention to detail is coupled with an immutable respect and appreciation for budget and project limitations, seeing constraints as opportunities for innovation.

Chris enjoys design at all scales, from master planning, architecture, and interior design, to custom furnishings and the sustainable food movement. Through his leadership role in public market design, his creation of timeless restaurant environments, and BCV’s guiding role at Slow Food Nation in 2008, Chris and BCV have formed significant collaborations with leaders in the wine and food world to create projects that help build and sustain communities and culture. 

education + affiliations

MArch, University of Pennsylvania, 1988, AIA Medal Award Winner 
BA in Visual Studies, Emphasis in Architecture, Dartmouth College, 1984LEED AP

Licensed: AZ, CA, CO, HI, MD, NH, NY, PA, VA, NCARB
Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Member, Retail Design Institute (RDI)
Member, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)


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