Turnip Rose Cafe

CompanyHootan & Associates Design Studio
Lead DesignerHootan Hamedani
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Turnip Rose, located in the heart of a congested city of Costa Mesa, intended to be a modern, delightful and cozy café.
Accordingly, design process started with creation of a focal piece: a round seating booth in the middle of the space. This feature then blossoms and branches out on the ceiling to replicate pedal structure of a rose. As a matter of fact, the layered circular ceiling soffits were deliberately shaped in a way they are to demonstrate abstracted rose flowers. This floral characteristic expresses Island Style using new forms and techniques.
Turnip Rose was inspired by Island Style, however, this style got simplified, abstracted, distorted, and it got presented within a totally new framework. This is why Turnip Rose is matchless and remarkable from every aspect possible.


Hootan was born in 1972 and started painting at the age of twelve, and Six years later, He found his way to the School of Architecture and graduated in Architecture in 1998. Hootan’s Inspiration in Art not only effected in every aspect of his life and design, but also lead him to distribute it by start teaching in university when he was 21. After 8 years, he was known as a “outstanding professor of Architecture” in Tehran. Hootan moved to United States in 2002 and continued his abilities in Design by establishing his firm “Hootan & Associates".
His Company, Hootan & Associates Design Studio, is specialized in restaurant and hospitality design and was awarded internationally many times in Italy and England and also recognized as the "Best Bar & Restaurant Designer" in the world in 2015.

1998, Architecture, MS (6 years), Beheshti University, TEHRAN/IRAN
2002, Registered Licensed Architect in "ICEO": Iranian Construction Engineers Organization.
Certified LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED® AP)
Registered Design Professional, "Licensed Interior Designer" in the State of California, (CID)