Maria Allgood has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality design field. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Interior Design and was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Award from her department. Maria also was the recipient of the Network of Executive Woman in Hospitality (NEWH) scholarship and later on went to become the board of directors for Scholarship in Orange County in 1999. Maria started her design career in 1992 at Design Consultants, Huntington Beach. Later she went on to work for the casino design firm Yates Silverman. When the firm moved to Las Vegas, she was hired by Jay Buchbinder Industries, (JBI) where she helped to prepare design portfolio and project documents for international and domestic Quick Service Restaurants (QSR). Maria designed over 125 QSR and created design manual standards for KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. In 1996, she founded Allgood Interiors International, a hospitality design firm committed to providing turn-key design services from conceptual design to completion. Maria obtained her LEED GREEN Associate Certificate to expand the company’s design services. Maria is focused on every aspect of design from the design concept, branding, graphics, interior design document, FF& E specifying, and purchasing.
Maria’s expansive portfolio features well-known brands such as BJ’s Brewhouse and Yard House as well as unique locations including Frappy’s Yogurt, Mission Viejo, CA, Poki To Mas, San Fernando Valley, CA, In Motion O.C., Huntington Beach, CA, Barrels Raging Sushi, San Clemente, CA, Trevor’s on the Tracks, San Juan, CA, Epic Care CyberKnife, Walnut Creek, CA, The Winery, Newport Beach and La Jolla, CA, Redbrick Pizza prototype, Krisp-Fresh Living, Irvine and Tutto Frescos, Santa Ana, CA.
Maria loves working with people and seeing the client’s design needs met. Her passion for design is also seen in the classroom where she is a part-time design instructor at Orange Coast College and Saddleback College. Maria’s inspiration comes from her love of design, faith, and family.