Staff -- Interior Design, 3/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
Neil M. Denari Associates
"Look Out!" page 184
principal: Neil M. Denari.
completed projects: Competition entries for museums, Carlow, Ireland; Azuma-mura, Japan. Conceptual designs for a prototype hotel for a Japanese technology company.
current projects: A master plan for 20 acres on the Cumberland River, Nashville; residences, Los Angeles.
honors: Samuel F.B. Morse Award Medal and Richard M. Recchia Memorial Prize from the National Academy of Design, New York.
culture, take one: "I can't wait for Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall to open in October."
culture, take two: Appreciating the "fine-grained humor" of Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums.
12615 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310-390-3033.
Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Designs
"Russian Hill Revamp," page 190
president: Orlando Diaz-Azcuy.
honors: Interior Design Hall of Fame; Star of Design from Pacific Design Center; Distinguished Alumnus Award from College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley.
favorite office garb: A starched white lab coat.
principal: Greg Stewart.
favorite office garb: Black, usually covered in plaster dust.
completed projects: War Memorial Opera House lounge, San Francisco; 10 Western Athletic Clubs; Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong; 69 pieces of furniture for McGuire.
current projects: A penthouse, Harvey Siskind Jacobs offices, San Francisco; California residences, Atherton, Carmel.
45 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108; 415-362-4500. 100 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017; 212-223-7767.
"Taylor-Made for Business," page 170
principal: Jeffry Weisman.
completed projects: Michael Taylor Designs showrooms, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago. California residences, Atherton, Belvedere, Los Angeles, McCloud, Palm Springs, Portola Valley, Saint Helena, San Francisco. Residences, Chicago; Vail, Colorado; Sun Valley, Idaho. Huntington Hotel, Thomas E. Cara store, San Francisco.
current projects: Fabric designer Gretchen Bellinger's house, Loudonville, New York; a 12,000-square-foot residence, Sun Valley; two Four Seasons Residences apartments, San Francisco; a tree-house complex incorporating 19th-century Balinese teak buildings, Kauai, Hawaii.
design hybrid: Mixing traditional forms and contemporary materials.
cultivated pleasures: Raising hundreds of rose bushes at his house in the wine country of Sonoma, California.
616 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; 415-255-2254.
Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum
"Looks Count," page 208
vice-president and interior design director: Clay Pendergrast.
completed projects: Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, Santa Monica, California; PainePR, Irvine, California; Shell Trading, La Jolla, California.
current projects: Idec Pharmaceuticals Corporation, La Jolla; Emulex Corporation, Costa Mesa, California; Orange County Fire Authority training and administrative offices, Orange, California; Carlton Fields, Tampa, Florida.
honors: AIA Honor Award for Outstanding Interior for Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California. Solutia Doc Awards for Amtrak reservation call centers, Philadelphia; Riverside, California.
pet peeve: Apple green.
architectural design director: Ernest Cirangle.
completed projects: JTC Summit headquarters, Singapore; Sendai International Airport, Japan; Telecom Center, Tokyo; apartment building, Beijing.
current projects: Big Blue Bus offices, Santa Monica, California; Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center; Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, California; laboratory building, California State University, San Bernardino; Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, San Diego.
honors: AIA Saint Louis chapter honor award for Sendai International Airport.
personal landmark: His favorite building, Jantar Mantar observatory in New Delhi.
9530 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232; 310-838-9555.
Aleks Istanbullu Architects
"Suspended Animation," page 202
principal: Aleks Istanbullu.
completed projects: Right Bank Music, a residence, Malibu, California; Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, Los Angeles; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California; Brooks Street lofts, Venice, California.
current projects: A residence, Venice; Norac research and development headquarters, LaVerne, California; swimming-pool complex, Cerritos, California; Woodrow Wilson High School, Los Angeles; ES¸ BAS industrial arts center, Izmir, Turkey.
honors: AIA state and local awards.
natural inspiration: The Pacific, from Seattle to San Diego.
design inspiration: Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, who—trained in cabinetmaking—designs buildings like well crafted pieces of furniture.
1659 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310-450-8246.
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
"Flying High," page 198
partner: John Friedman.
partner: Alice Kimm.
completed projects: L.A. Design Center, Irolo elderly housing, Los Angeles; Brig bar, Venice, California; Club Sugar nightclub, Santa Monica, California; public swimming pool, Ulsan, South Korea; visitors' center, golf clubhouse, Yongsan, South Korea.
current projects: New Antioch Church of God in Christ Sunday school, Aragon Avenue Elementary addition, residences, Los Angeles.
honors: AIA Los Angeles award.
economic philosophy: Assuming the economy doesn't tank, it's a good time to be an architect.
epicurean philosophy: Restaurant architecture has to be better than the food.
701 East Third Street, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213-253-4740.
"The Plot Thickens," page 162
design principal: Scott Johnson.
completed projects: Fox Plaza aka the Die Hard building, Los Angeles; Amgen research and administration buildings, Thousand Oaks, California; NBC Studios, Burbank, California; Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club, Barbados.
current projects: MGM Studios headquarters, Los Angeles; Capitol Area East End Complex, Sacramento; California residences, Los Altos Hills, Los Angeles, Malibu, Napa Valley.
on listening: "With its methods for structure and improvisation, jazz may be the finest model for communal activity."
on looking: "I don't need to watch reality TV. I have a 16-year-old son instead."
800 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213-622-3500; johnsonfain.com.
"Made in the Shade," page 214
principal: Kelly Wearstler.
completed projects: Trina Turk boutique, Palm Springs, California; a plastic surgeon's office, Avalon, Maison 140, Viceroy hotels, Los Angeles; a 140-foot yacht.
current projects: Peter Morton's 4,000-square-foot suite at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas; a jewelry and lingerie shop, Las Vegas; residences, Los Angeles.
wanderlust: "My biggest influence is travel, especially to Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. They have amazing colors and textures they're not afraid to use."
color lust: "Living without color is like living without love."
317 North Kings Road, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323-951-7454.
The man photographed with Lucille Tenazas in "Snapshots" (December, page 173) is her husband, Richard Barnes.
In the most recent listing of the top 100 Interior Design Giants (January, page 142), the name of the firm ranked 75 should have appeared as Loebl Schlossman & Hackl.
This portrait should have accompanied Massimo Iosa Ghini's listing in "Bios" (February, page 199).