-- Interior Design, 11/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Dennis Gibbens Architects
PRINCIPAL: Dennis Gibbens.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: A screening room and guesthouse for Ari Emanuel and Sarah Addington, landscaping for David Hyde Pierce, and residences, all in Los Angeles.
CURRENT PROJECTS: A spec house and other residences in L.A.; two houses in Montecito, California.
WALK:To neighborhood haunts including the A+R design shop and Gjelina restaurant.
DRIVE:To the Culver City gallery-shop-café Royal/T. 1634 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-452-8438; dga-inc.com.
Martín Lejarraga Arquitecto
PRINCIPAL: Martín Lejarraga.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Museo Regional de Arte Moderno, a recreation center, a chapel, public housing, and private houses, all in Cartagena, Spain; T20 gallery in Murcia, Spain; My Name Is Lolita galleries in Madrid and Valencia, Spain.
CURRENT PROJECTS: An apartment building in Cartagena; Museo y Centro de Arte de Blanca cultural complex in Spain.
HONORS:Saloni Architectural Award.
MICRO:"Architecture changes my life."
MACRO:"Architecture can change the world."
1 Calle Muralla del Mar, 1st Floor, 30202 Cartagena, Spain; 34-96-852-06-37; lejarraga.com.
Maurice Mentjens Design
No Need To Panic
PRINCIPAL: Maurice Mentjens.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: DSM office in Heerlen, Netherlands; Kymyka and Stash handbag shops and Witloof restaurant, all in Maastricht, Netherlands.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Kasteel Vaeshartelt Hotel conference room in Maastricht; Frans Hals Museum restaurant in Haarlem, Netherlands.
HONORS: Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Dutch Design Awards.
ART:As a child, Mentjens dreamed of becoming a painter along the lines of Rembrandt van Rijn.
CRAFT:He has a solo exhibition opening at Maastricht's Centre Céramique in December.
20 Martinusstraat, 6123 BS Holtum, Netherlands; 31-46-481-14-05; mauricementjens.com.
In Martha's Backyard
PRINCIPAL: Cherie Zucker.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Residences in New York.
CURRENT PROJECTS: An apartment in New York; houses in Scarsdale and Purchase, New York, and Boca Raton, Florida.
ALL IN THE FAMILY:She hired her retired dad, Berton Zucker, as CFO, she says, "5 minutes" after opening her firm.
THE OFFICE:"I'll take the day off, and he still comes in before 9:00." 25 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023; 212-662-8888; cheriezuckerinc.com.