ABOUT 

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TEAM

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FAM Design was founded in 2020 by architect Frank Mataipule and interior designer Megan Freckelton. With more than 35 years of combined experience in architecture, interior design and creative work, our diverse portfolio includes both commercial and residential projects with an emphasis on restaurant / hospitality design. Our approach at FAM is simple: Work hard, have fun.

 

Services offered:

  • Interior design and architectural design;

  • Interior space planning and programming;

  • Conceptual and schematic design;

  • Brand development;

  • City approval process coordination including permitting, zoning, and historic neighborhood reviews and documentation;

  • Material specifications, detailing and documentation;

  • Furniture, fixture, art and accessory specifications, sourcing and procurement;

  • Staging;

  • Construction and bid documents;

  • Consultant coordination;

  • Construction observation and documentation;

  • Architectural or interior design peer review. 

OZ Architecture brought Frank And Megan (FAM) together where they spent 13 and 12 years respectively and they have now been managing teams side-by-side for 10 years. They had the opportunity to work with Punch Bowl Social, who Fast Company magazine named “One of the most Innovative companies in the World”, and together, they gained experience as in-house co-design directors, designing across the country with a great team and receiving exciting accolades along the way. They are now co-founders of FAM Design.

Frank Mataipule, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP

CO-FOUNDER ARCHITECT

With more than 20 years of diverse design, architecture and construction experience nationwide, Frank has been able to wear many hats in this industry. He kicked-off his career in the world of resort and hospitality, with some years in higher education and multi-family projects. Frank found his true passion in hospitality/restaurant design while at OZ Architecture where he then moved on to become Design Director with Punch Bowl Social. Frank and FAM Co-Founder, Megan Freckelton have now been co-managing projects and laughing along the way for many years.

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Megan Freckelton, IIDA

CO-FOUNDER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

A second-generation interior designer, Megan’s 15+ year career has been fueled by her goal to positively affect people’s lives through their interaction with physical space. She has been fortunate to work on a variety of project types across the country, with a focus on hospitality/restaurant design for many years. She has received multiple IIDA Interior Design BESTawards, one project in Nashville made the 2018 Architectural Digest list of “The Most Beautifully Designed Bar in Each State in America” and other work has been mentioned in publications such as: Travel + Leisure, Hospitality Design, Food & Wine, Fast Company, Forbes, and 5280 Home.

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Bri Somma

INTERIOR DESIGNER

With many years of experience in the hospitality realm, Bri’s perspective and intimate understanding of end-user goals informs her approach throughout the design process. Her artistic eye paired with thoughtful, creative storytelling is carried through from concept to execution. While completing her interior design certification at Heritage School of Design, she held a teacher’s assistant position specializing in visualization programs. Finding inspiration through travel, Bri spent time in a hospitality position in Norway, while learning to speak Norwegian.

 

In her free time, you can find her riding motorcycles, fostering pups and spending time with her family and friends.

Jessica Thomas

INTERIOR DESIGNER

A full time creative, Jessica spent many years on the interior design team at OZ Architecture while spending her free time creating her own handmade jewelry line, Crow Jane. Eventually her handmade goods were so sought after she committed to Crow Jane full time, while also teaching at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, in their CIDA accredited BFA interior design program. In 2017, she began working as a contract interior designer for the in-house Punch Bowl Social design team and was integral to the success of many project openings across the country. In 2020 Jessica joined the FAM team, and is involved in all facets of the design process – concept to execution. When she isn’t planning her next collection, she enjoys making - things grow, cooking, music, art and spending time with her family, fur-babies, turtle and bees.

"What a pleasure it was to work with FAM! Megan and Frank are the perfect team - they have a unique ability to capture exactly what you want even when you don't know yourself. Their guided, collaborative process helps you to clarify your own ideas, and their creativity and great taste ensures that the end result will be both gorgeous and unique. Can't wait to work with them again!"

- SHANNON BYRNE, LOCAL MOTIVE | CLIENT

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awards

Three Saints Revival - 2022 IIDA BESTaward - Eat + Drink

Park Hill Home - 2022 IIDA BESTaward - Live : Residential

Punch Bowl Social Stapleton - 2019 ASID Crystal Award - Hospitality 10,000 SF+ *

Punch Bowl Social Stapleton - 2019 ASID Crystal Award - Commercial Merit Award *

Punch Bowl Social Stapleton - 2018 Mayor's Design Award *

Harvest by Kelly Liken - 2016 IIDA BESTaward - BEST in PLAY *

Green Garage - 2013 IIDA BESTaward - BEST in Innovation + Creativity *

Green Garage - 2012 ENR Award of Merit - Tenant Improvement *

Boy's & Girl's Club, Owen Teen Center - 2010 Colorado Facility Awards of Excellence - Pikes Peak Chapter of IFMA *

Myntswirl - 2008 ASID Crystal Award - Unbuilt *

*While at OZ Architecture

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WE ARE

Good listeners. Ensuring we have a deep understanding of your objectives then working with the criterion associated with those goals is our process.

Storytellers. We believe in the power of every last detail to build a memorable experience.

Forever curious. We never stop learning and there are always numerous solutions to every challenge - creative or technical.

A collaborative team focused on your goals and your style, we do not specialize in one specific look and have a large range of experience in client-focused design to best execute your vision.

Experienced. We have established a great group of trusted industry partners, experts and consultants to ensure those we bring to the table to help execute are the best in the biz. 

Creative. We love to think outside the box. We love a challenge.

So thankful to do what we do. At the end of the day, we love design, we love architecture, we love creative and we love helping people bring their vision to life.

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