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DIRECTOR: Brendan Jones.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: A State Government of Victoria building in Melbourne, Australia; Moorilla winery guesthouses and swimming pool in Hobart, Australia; a pedestrian bridge in Lakes Entrance, Australia.
CURRENT PROJECTS: South Eastern Centre for Sustainability in Mount Eliza, Australia; Knox City Council hydrotherapy pool in Australia.
TOWN:Jones likes the 10-language signage at a suburban Melbourne library—a concrete symbol of the area's increasing ethnic diversity.
COUNTRY:The cold, relentless, beautiful Mitta Mitta River, 200 miles northeast, is a repository of his family memories.
145 Russell Street, 501, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia; 61-3-9663-9703; antarc.com.au.
PRINCIPAL: Lauren Rottet, IIDA, FAIA.
PREVIOUSLY SEEN IN: October 2009.
180 Varick Street, Suite 404, New York, NY 10014; 212-537-9245; rottetstudio.com.
CEO: Sebastian Knorr.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Infineon Technologies design center in Duisburg, Germany; Inotera Memories headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Eco City urban development in Hamburg, Germany; Kunto Sangmo health-care facility in Bad Soden, Germany; Kameha Private Suites Mallorca in Spain; Kameha Natai resort in Phuket, Thailand.
FAVORITE QUOTE:As automotive designer Sergio Scaglietti said, "It's not merely about the function of the form but also about the desire it creates."
5455 Wilshire Boulevard, 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323-933-8000; tecarchitecture.com.
Marcel Wanders Studio
PRINCIPAL: Marcel Wanders.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: A house in Amsterdam; Kameha Grand Bonn hotel in Germany; Hotel on Rivington in New York; Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami Beach; Villa Moda flagship in Manama, Bahrain; a holiday collection for Target.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Club Amsterdam. Houses in Majorca, Spain; and Jakarta, Indonesia. A hotel in Hong Kong. Crystal for Baccarat.
HONORS: Museum of Art and Design Visionaries! Award.
FRIENDSHIP:"As a designer, I make gifts that are meaningful to other people as well as to me."
LOVE:"I'm here to live with passion."
187 Westerstraat, 1015 MA Amsterdam, Netherlands; 31-20-422-13-39; marcelwanders.com.
Clive Wilkinson Architects
PRESIDENT: Clive Wilkinson, AIA.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising campuses in California; JWT headquarters in New York; Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter in Richmond.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Santa Monica College School of Arts and Technology and KCRW headquarters in L.A.; University of Texas at Dallas media and communications building; Haworth showroom in Chicago; Macquarie Group in London.
HONORS:Interior Design Hall of Fame and Best of Year Awards; AIA national and local awards; Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award.
SOUTH AFRICA:When visiting his native Cape Town, Wilkinson likes to spend time with his family.
AUSTRALIA:Sydney is where he explores the Victorian residential areas.
144 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90048; 310-358-2200; clivewilkinson.com.
PRINCIPAL: Monika Häfelfinger.
PRINCIPAL: Austin Kelly.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Residences and the Ford & Ching showroom in Los Angeles; a condominium complex in Sissach, Switzerland.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Residences in L.A., Newport Beach, and Palm Springs, California; a mixed-use complex in Sissach.
HONORS: AIA Los Angeles chapter awards; Chicago Athenaeum and European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies International Architecture Award.
NATURE:From age 17 to 21, Häfelfinger apprenticed at her father's architecture firm in Sissach.
NURTURE:Kelly studied with Daniel Libeskind at the Yale School of Architecture before working for Eric Owen Moss Architects.
201 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213-625-7002; xtenarchitecture.com.