studio hatch is a San Francisco Bay Area design firm dedicated to crafting custom commercial, residential and hospitality design experiences. The statement “we are hatch” is a symbol of our vision and commitment to bridging collaboration among our clients, the studio hatch team, and our environment.

Our ability to draw from multiple creative influences, both fine in detail and larger in their communal scope, result in designs that strike the delicate balance between purpose and innovation.


Kate Hanzo

Kate Hanzo has designed interiors for commercial and residential properties for the past ten years. Her experience includes homes in the Bay Area, country clubs in Palm Springs, office spaces in San Francisco and hotels in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Central America. Kate received a degree in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz and later pursued a degree in Fashion Design. In 2005 she was hired by Design Atelier, a prestigious boutique hospitality firm with a broad domestic and international clientele where she worked for seven years. In 2012 she partnered with Rebecca Brownlee McEfee to form studio hatch. The following year Kate was a recipient of the ‘Boutique 18’, a celebrated award from the Hospitality industry greats, recognizing the top 18 designers nation-wide to keep a watch on.

Kate has a diverse background working in multiple fields which she translates into a distinct design approach that is balanced and holistic. With natural artistic instincts, and a formal training in fashion design, Kate has developed a honed aesthetic that is intrinsically stylish and informed by her knowledge of textiles, color theory and the creative design process. Her background in community studies has fostered an appreciation for the role of the larger communities in which she works. Kate uses her understanding of environmental, social, cultural, and historical influences to inspire spaces that reflect and build community.