Staff -- Interior Design, 5/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
Architectural Studio Simone Michele
"Rock of Ages," page 262
principal: Simone Micheli.
completed projects: Peroni Music Café in Rome and Padua, Italy; Brasserie Kronenbourg in Rome; Jean Klébert beauty center in Ferrara, Bologna, and Padua, Italy; Corte dei Butteri hotel in Argentario, Italy.
current projects: Lanza-Jean Klébert beauty center in Nocera Inferiore, Italy; Hey Man wellness center in Ferrara; Hotel Sirena wellness center in Sorrento, Italy.
honors: Prix Spécial du Jury.
on the side: Consulting for such manufacturers as Abet, Poltrona Frau, and Saporiti.
side trip: Micheli's travels to New York and Seoul, South Korea, exert a cosmopolitan influence on his projects.
43 Via Novelli, 50135 Florence, Italy; 39-055-605679; simonemicheli.com.
Claesson Koivisto Rune Arkitektkontor
"Frozen Music," page 268
principal: Mårten Claesson.
principal: Eero Koivisto.
principal: Ola Rune.
completed projects: Residences in Stockholm; the Swedish ambassador's residence in Berlin; the Camp wall clock for David Design; a bathtub for Boffi.
current projects: A design hotel in Stockholm; a summer house in Gotland, Sweden; a studio for glass and ceramic artist Ingegerd Råman near Ystad, Sweden; a mixed-use arts building in Kyoto, Japan.
on brotherhood: Architecture is thicker than water—the three principals have been fast friends since Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
on signage: "We removed the word Arkitektkontor from the sign outside our office, because our work is so much more," says Rune.
25 Sankt Paulsgatan, 118 48 Stockholm, Sweden; 46-8-644-58-63.
"Legally Blond," page 298
principal: Lauren Rottet.
completed projects: Vanco Energy Company in Houston; Bank of China in Shanghai.
current projects: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Washington, D.C.; Tootsies boutique in Atlanta; renovation of Dallas Marriott Solana hotel.
honors: Interior Design Hall of Fame; AIA College of Fellows.
enduring choices: Sapphires over diamonds, platinum over gold, intuition over logic.
choice locations: "Although I split my time between Houston and Los Angeles, Houston is where my roots are."
515 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213-593-8300.
Herbert Beckhard Frank Richlan & Associates
"Modern Architecture 101," page 284
principal: Herbert Beckhard, FAIA.
completed projects: Academic facilities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Pennsylvania State University in University Park; and the University of Connecticut in Storrs. A Philip Morris office and factory in Concord, North Carolina.
current projects: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Falls, New Jersey; Williamsburg Childcare Center in Brooklyn, New York.
honors: AIA National Honor Award; Building Stone Institute Tucker Award; Builder's Choice Design Award.
ties: Husband of painter Ellie, father of four, grandfather of four, and fast friend of golden retriever Tecumseh.
wins: Once the number-one tennis player at Penn State, Beckhard and his son are ranked second in the U.S. Tennis Association's Eastern Section.
307 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001; 212-352-3307; beckhardrichlan.com.
"Those Were the Days," page 246
partner, design director: John C. Mack.
completed projects: Sap Global Marketing in New York; Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Kuwait City.
current projects: Food Network offices and studio, Random House headquarters, and David Yurman offices in New York; Shanghai Racquet Club.
honors: BusinessWeek Industrial Design Excellence award.
acquired wisdom: Asked about period design, Mack quotes Anaïs Nin: "We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are."
senior associate: Kimberly Sacramone.
completed projects: Sap Global Marketing, Primedia, About.com, and Organic offices in New York; 10 Agency.com offices nationwide.
current projects: Protiviti offices in New York; Gartner corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
honors: BusinessWeek Industrial Design Excellence award.
learning experience: Sacramone studied architecture in Denmark for six months.
115 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212-353-4600.
Kostow Greenwood Architects
"It Takes a Village," page 276
principal: Michael Kostow.
completed projects: MTV Networks central facilities and HBO Studio Productions in New York.
current projects: NBC Digital Production and Designworks office and CNN New York Broadcast Center in New York.
honors: New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Award; Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award.
project plus: Working with creative clients.
pastime must: Playing jazz guitar live every Tuesday night.
560 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; 212-334-0116.
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
"Ready for Takeoff," page 238
principal: Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen.
completed projects: Tårnby courthouse in Copenhagen; Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany.
current projects: Galgebakken in Albertslund, Denmark; a day-care center in Copenhagen.
honors: Bauweltpreis; Cultural Foundation of Copenhagen prize; Traeprisen.
as a student: Besides earning a masters degree at Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, Mandrup-Poulsen studied sculpture and ceramics at Georgia Southern University.
as a teacher: She has also lectured on architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art.
66 Store Kongensgade, 1264 Copenhagen K, Denmark; 45-33-93-73-50.
"Double Dutch," page 304
cofounder: Francine Houben.
completed projects: Trust Theater in Amsterdam, Ringvaartplasbuurt Oost in Rotterdam, Isala College in Silvolde, Faculty for Economics and Management in Utrecht, and Library of Delft University of Technology, all in the Netherlands.
current projects: An urban-planning project in Gdansk, Poland; a high-rise in Rotterdam.
essential: That architecture interweaves form and emotion.
optional: Time to relax.
203 Oude Delft, 2621 Delft, Netherlands; 31-15-279-8100.
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
"Back on Line," page 290
principal: Tom Kundig, AIA.
completed projects: Summit Law Group in Seattle; residences in Seattle and Idaho; Mission Hill Family Estate Winery in Westbank, British Columbia.
current projects: Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle; a residence on Vashon Island, Washington.
honors: AIA Seattle Honor Award; AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Award of Honor.
room: Renovating his 1918 house in downtown Seattle, fabricating everything from windows and doors to hardware.
board: Sitting on the board of On the Boards, an experimental Seattle theater.
108 First Avenue South, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104; 206-624-5670; olsonsundberg.com.
Leonard Parker Associates
"Modern Architecture 101," page 284
chairman: Leonard Parker, FAIA.
completed projects: University of Minnesota Law School and Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs in Minneapolis; Minneapolis Convention Center expansion; Minnesota Judicial Center in Saint Paul; Opperman Hall and Law Library at Drake University in Des Moines; University of Missouri law library in Columbia; Busan Exhibition & Convention Center in South Korea; U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile.
current projects: U.S. District Court in Davenport, Iowa; Dane County courthouse in Madison, Wisconsin; Earle Brown Elementary School in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in Saint Paul.
honors: Minnesota AIA Firm Award and Gold Medal Award.
past perfect: As a senior designer under Eero Saarinen, Parker contributed significantly to the Kresge Chapel/Auditorium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
present perfect: Being the boss, since 1957.
Durrant Group, 430 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403; 612-871-6864; parkerarch.com.
Clive Wilkinson Architects
"Economy of Means," page 254
president: Clive Wilkinson.
completed projects: TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles and New York;Fox Digital studios in Los Angeles; Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide in Irvine, California; Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine, California.
current projects: Jerde Partnership in Los Angeles; 180 advertising agency in Amsterdam; an urban-planning project in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
honors: California and national AIA awards; NeoCon Gold Award; Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award.
second chance: "I'd like to come back in the next life with the worst taste possible."
secondhand: "What a ball to get all the stuff that people have discarded and love it as if it were fabulous."
101 South Robertson Boulevard, Suite 204, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310-248-1090.
Designers in walk-through
Container ("Sleepless in Seattle," page 84), 1032 Summit Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102; 206-898-5123.
Gensler ("Not All Allsteel," page 88), 2 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; 415-433-3700.
David Ling Architect ("Far-East Far Out," page 72), 225 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010; 212-982-7089; davidlingarchitect.com.
Kiss + Zwigard ("Going Up a Size," page 76), 120 Duane Street, New York, NY 10007; 212-732-0688.
Marguerite Rodgers ("Center City Fantasy," page 80), 2131 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122; 215-634-7888.
Alan Tanksley ("Make Yourself at Home," page 94), 114 East 32nd Street, Suite 1406, New York, NY 10016; 212-481-8454.
Vignelli Associates ("100 Percent Pure Italian," page 98), 212-737-0538; vignelli.com.
Designers in workplace
ASD ("And a Smile," page 196), 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-688-3318.
Beckson Design Associates ("Sound Thinking," page 224), 933 North La Brea Avenue, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323-874-6144.
Datumzero Architecture ("Time for a Change," page 200), 158 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-625-9640.
Eco-id Architects and Design Consultancy ("The Future Looks Bright," page 170), 111 North Bridge Road, 04-06 Capitol Building, Singapore 178884; 65-6337-5119.
Huntsman Architectural Group ("Office Party," page 182), 50 California Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111; 415-394-1212.
MR Architecture + Décor ("Advertising Age," page 206), 150 West 28th Street, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10001; 212-989-9300; email@example.com.
Odriozola Arquitectos ("Ahead of the Curve," page 192), 203 20 de Novembre, Colonia Tampiquito, Garza García 66240, Mexico; 52-81-8335-5658.
Richard Pollack & Associates ("It Speaks Volumes," page 212), 214 Grant Avenue, Suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94108; 415-788-4400.
Shubin + Donaldson ("The Firm's Firm," page 214), 3834 Willat Avenue, Culver City, CA 90232; 310-204-0688.
Sidnam Petrone Gartner Architects ("Palmy Days Ahead," page 176), 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011; 212-366-5500.
VOA Associates ("Design's Best Friend," page 188), 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60604; 312-554-1400.
Designer in centerfold
Simparch ("Skate Logic," page 232), 3303 South Aberdeen Street, Chicago, IL 60608; 773-376-1866.