Zen Lounge, Mountain View

A night club with innovative and hip decor, inspired by traditional Asian architecture fused with a contemporary, modern twist.

Zen Lounge, Mountain View, CA

This was my first experience as a project manager. I designed, engineered, and led construction for the bar structure and integrated lighting. In 2004, hollow light box construction was standard for bottom lit bars but our client needed a slim profile and light boxes are necessarily bulky. Commercial options for flat illumination technology weren’t available. I developed our own surface light emitting technology for the project. It was simple to manufacture and effective. I didn’t realize until a decade later that this development would have been worthy of a US patent. LCD TV and computer displays requiring low profile back-lighting were soon to become a common consumer product.


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