Designers and photographers in this issue
Staff -- Interior Design, 5/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Designers in this issue
Specht Harpman (Concrete Incorporated, page 268) was established in 1995 by principals Scott Specht and Louise Harpman. The firm has recently been commissioned to design the New York offices of Zurich Global Assets Business. It has completed several residential and commercial interiors as well as many custom furniture commissions. The company was nominated for the 2000 Daimler Chrysler Award. Harpman is also a design critic at the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Pennsylvania. Credited for the featured project are both partners as well as project manager Rosemary Suh, Amy Lopez-Cepero, Jon Handley, Devin O'Neill, and Ramon O'Campo. Specht Harpman, 338 West 39th Street, 10th floor, New York, NY 10018, (212) 239-1150.
Lehman-Smith + McLeish (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Offices, page 274) is headed by co-partners Debra Lehman-Smith and Jim McLeish, AIA. Lehman-Smith studied interior architecture at the University of Kentucky, and then spent 12 years at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Houston, Washington, D.C., and New York; her titles were associate partner, senior designer, and director of interiors. She was inducted into the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame in 1995. McLeish earned his B.Arch. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and like his co-partner, worked in several SMO outposts. He was an associate partner and senior project manager in Houston and Chicago, and in charge of the Los Angeles office. Also on the subject job were senior designer Scott Nguyen, plus senior architects Kent Fee, AIA, and Janet Rankin, AIA. Lehman-Smith & McLeish, 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 350, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 263-7400.
Hillier New York (Bankiye Is Bankasi, page 280) appointed a seven-person team for its interior design job in Istanbul. Responsible for winning the commission and seeing it through to completion were principal in charge Gerard F.X. Geier II, AIA, interior design director Barbara Zieve, and senior associate Metin Celik, AIA. Geier, holder of B.Arch. and M.Arch. degrees from the University of Virginia, established HNY in 1994. He has been with Hillier for 20 years. Zieve, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, has been with the company for five years; previous affiliations included Swanke Hayden & Connell and Gensler. Celik, who came from Istanbul and holds a B.Arch. degree earned at the Middle East Technical University, has been on the Hillier staff for 15 years. Cited for their valuable contributions are Keat Tan, Michael Herbst, Loanna Cagliarska, and Ibi Yolas. Hillier clients include Deloitte and Touche, Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Feierstein Capital Management, Chase Manhattan, and others. Hillier New York, 275 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, (212) 629-4100.
Piotrowski+Ecker (Holly Hunt Corporate Offices, page 290) was founded in 1998 by partners Robert Piotrowski and Dea Ecker. A graduate of Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Piotrowski worked in the Chicago offices of Powell/Kleinschmidt, Holabird & Root, and Krueck+Sexton. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture since 1995. Trained in architecture and engineering in her native Germany, Dea Ecker is a graduate of the University of Karlsruhe and the recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships for the study of architecture and urban planning at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to founding her partnership with Piotrowski, Ecker was associated with Gebhard & Franke in Germany and the Swiss-based Suter + Suter. Piotrowski+Ecker, Schloss Bödigheim, 74722 Buchen, Germany, (49) 62-92-92 88-88.
J. Francisco Serrano Arquitectos (Mexican Embassy, page 296) heads his own practice in Mexico City. In addition to serving as a design professor for many years at universities in Mexico City, he is a member of the Colegio de Arquitectos de Mexico A.C., Sociedad de Arquitectos de Mexico A.C., and the Academia Nacional de Arquitectura de la Sociedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos. Among his many awards and distinctions, he served as Mexican representative at the Young Architects Encounter of the XIX Cultural Olympiad, held in Mexico City in 1968, and, last year, won a Distinction Award at the Sixth Biennale of Mexican Architecture, held in Mexico City. Serrano has given lectures at national and international universities and institutions. Francisco Serrano, Nuevo Leon 66, 1 Piso, Col. Hipodromo condesa, 06100 Mexico, D.F. (52) 5-286-6100.
Teodoro González de León (Mexican Embassy, page 296) has his own firm in Mexico City. After graduating from the National School of Architecture of Mexico, the architect worked in Le Corbusier's studio, participating in the construction of "Unité d' Habitation Marseille." His architecture and paintings have been exhibited and worldwide in shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and California State University in Fullerton. The architect has designed educational, cultural, commercial, and residential projects, including the Mexican Embassy in Brasilia with A. Zabludovsky and J. Francisco Serrano (1972–75). Teodoro González de León, Amsterdam 63, 06100 Mexico, D.F., (52) 5-211-3706.
Berger+Parkkinen Architects (Nordic Embassies, page 302) was founded in 1995 by Alfred Berger and Tiina Parkkinen, with offices in Vienna, Austria and Helsinki, Finland. The firm's work has been exhibited in Berlin, Paris, Vienna, New Delhi, and New York, and published extensively. Berger is a member of the Austrian Association of Architects and Parkkinen is a member of the Finnish Association of Architects. Berger+Parkkinen Architects, Fillgradergasse 16, 1060 Vienna, Austria, (43) 1-581-4935; and Tallberginketn 1/101, 00180 Helsinki, Finland, (35) 8-96 854643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beckson Design Associates (Summit Entertainment, page 310) was founded in 1985 by Michael Beckson, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma's environmental design program. BDA has specialized in creating offices and technical facilities for entertainment, advertising, and multimedia companies. Recent projects include quarters for: House of Blues Entertainment; Steve Johnson's XFX; Maverick; Soundelux; Saatchi & Saatchi; Eleven Sound; Rye Films; Lions Gate Entertainment; Village Roadshow Pictures; and New Regency Productions. The Summit team consisted of design director Steven Heisler, who holds an M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley, and designer Paul Simpson, who graduated from Woodbury University's college of architecture and design. Beckson Design Associates, 933 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038, (323) 874-6144.
David Jennerjahn (HBG New Media, page 314) began his association with Joseph Valerio sixteen years ago. At Valerio Dewalt Train and its previous incarnations, Jennerjahn has completed office, retail, residential, and master planning projects. Most recently, he has concentrated on a mixture of commercial interiors within the VDT-designed Block 89 Development in Madison, WI. Jennerjahn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, masters program, and he is the 1996 recipient of the Young Architect Award from AIA Chicago. Project architect Christine McGrath joined VDT in 1997 and has worked on a wide range of projects including a campus for 3Com, showrooms for ITW and USG corporations, and a recent installation at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. She was educated at the University of Illinois and MIT, and was a finalist in the 1997 Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial competition. Valerio Dewalt Train, 500 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 332-0363.
Studios Architecture (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, page 318) is an international design firm with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, London, and Paris. Architects for many Fortune 500, Internet, and high-tech companies, the firm designed the interiors of the twin Petronas Towers, the world's tallest buildings, in Kuala Lumpur. Recent projects include the new City Hall in Milpitas, California, and corporate campuses for Silcon Graphics, National Semiconductor, and Marconi Communications. The ICBC team included principal Thomas Yee, Christopher Mitchell, Eric Rauser, Jolie Kerns, and Katherine Richards. Studios Architecture, 99 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, (415) 398-7575.
Joseph Wong Design Associates (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, page 318) is a San Diego-based architectural design and planning firm. Established in 1977, JWDA has more than 40 employees and maintains a sister office in Shanghai, China. Led by principal Joseph O. Wong, the ICBA team included Tony D. Fan, Jason S. Hu, and Michael Lou. Joseph Wong Design Associates, 2539 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 233-6777.
Team 7 International (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, page 318) is a full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm. Led by principal Jack W.J. Tam, the San Francisco firm has completed projects throughout the U.S. and Asia. Clients include Apple, IBM, AT&T, Pacific Bell, and China Venture Taker Investment Corporation. Jack W.J. Tam collaborated with Lim Chan, Theresa Violette, Sandy Lam, Vivien Kao, Cynthia Granada, and Zhou Gang Liang on the ICBC project. Team 7 International, 546 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 986-8877.
Clive Wilkinson Architects (TBWA/Chiat/Day, page 324) was founded in 1991, a year after Wilkinson moved to Los Angeles to work for Frank Gehry as joint project manager for the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The firm currently has a full roster of projects including: Foot, Cone & Belding in Irvine, CA; offices for Kevin Spacey's production company, Trigger Street; headquarters for the charity event organizer Pallotta Teamworks; offices for Van Ness Films on the Foxstar lot in West Los Angeles; and H2e, an ad agency located outside of Stuttgart, Germany. Clive Wilkinson Architects, 101 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, (310) 248-1090.
Antonio Citterio (Citterio Studio in Milan, page 328) is one of design's most prolific practitioners with work encompassing architecture, interiors, and product design. Projects currently on the boards include the headquarters building of Edel Records GmbH in Hamburg and concept development for Emmanuel Ungaro, Damiani, and Zegna Sport shops. Citterio has received the Milan Triennale's Compasso d'Oro award in 1987 and 1995, and two of his products for Kartell are on permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has been a visiting professor at the Domus Academy of Milan and La Sapienza University of Rome. Since 1999, he has taught at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Antonio Citterio and Partners, Via Cerva 4, 20122, Milan, Italy, (39) 02-763-8-8056.
Brayton & Hughes (Consulting Firm, Palo Alto, page 332) was founded by president/principal Richard Brayton, FAIA, in 1989. Previously the senior design principal at the studio of the late Charles Pfister, he holds B.Hist. and B.Arch. degrees from the University of North Carolina and University of Arizona respectively. Both commercial and residential projects, each backed with a roster of important clients, appear on his C.V.; product design is another forte. Jay Boothe is his co-partner. Associate Kelly Scott Hill earned his B.Arch. degree from Auburn University in Alabama. In previous affiliation he handled a range of educational, institutional, municipal, and domestic jobs. Team members include Nina Chiappa, Lorissa Kimm, Lisa McClung, Lacqueline Lytle, and Ross Dugan. Brayton & Hughes, 639 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3926, (415) 291-8100.
Gary Lee Partners (Latham & Watkins Conference Center, page 336) was established in 1993 by Gary Lee. Recipient of numerous awards, including the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame, Lee has completed more than 130 projects in a variety of design categories. He holds degrees in fine arts, interior design, and graphic design from the University of Michigan School of Architecture, and was formerly National Director of Design at ISI and Creative Director at Niedermaier. In addition to Lee, the project team for Latham & Watkins included project principal Craig Pierson, project manager David Grout, along with Ami Kahalekulu, Scott Thomas, Travis Clifton, and Jin Huh. Gary Lee Partners, 360 West Superior Street, Chicago IL 60610, (312) 640-8300.
Designers in forum
Antonio Citterio and Partners (B&B Italia at Diva, page 86), Via Cerva 4, 20122 Milan, (39) 02-763-8801.
Mandeville Berge Box Architects (B&B Italia at Diva, page 86), 500 Union Street, Suite 740, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 682-0120.
Object Inc. (Baldinger Showroom, page 92), 252 Seventh Avenue, Suite 12Q, New York, NY 10001, (212) 255-0308.
Jiun Ho (Protomaster and Company, page 98), 133 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, (415) 437-2284.
David Daniels Design (Renfroe, page 104), 672 11th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 874-2131.
Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Designs (Donghia Showroom, page 110), 45 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108, (415) 362-4500.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Washington Design Center Show House, page 116), 2001 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006, (202) 367-2600.
Lee Stout (Workstage, page 122), 348 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018, (212) 594-4563.
Gensler (Workstage, page 122), 2020 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006, (202) 721-5200.
Photographers in this issue
Gabriele Basilico (Citterio Offices, Milan, Italy), Piazza Tricolore, 4, 20100 Milan, Italy, (39) 02-799-611.
Eduardo Calderón (B&B Italia at Diva, Seattle, WA), 11666 Holmes Point Drive, Kirkland, WA 98034, (425) 823-8242.
Raimondo Di Egidio (Baldinger Showroom, New York, NY), 3875 Waldo Avenue, #5C, Bronx-Riverdale, NY 10463, (718) 548-8515.
Annie Dobb (Protomaster and Company, Miami, FL), 220 East Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104, (702) 889-3033.
David Duncan Livingston (Donghia Showroom, San Francisco, CA), 1036 Erica Road, Mill Villey, CA 94941, (415) 305-6050.
Steve Hall (Latham & Watkins, Chicago, IL), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
Kerun Ip (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai), 27 Loyal Blue Crescent, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4S 1A2, (905) 770-3899.
David Joseph (TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York, NY), Represented by Hillary Aiges, (212) 247-2992.
Barbara Karant (HBG New Media, Madison, WI), 400 North May Street, Chicago, IL 60622, (312) 733-0891.
Eric Laignel (Nordic Embassy Complex, Mexican Embassy, Berlin, Germany), Bluchest 19, 10961 Berlin, Germany, (49) 172-214-4090.
John Edward Linden (Summit Productions, Santa Monica, CA), 4422 Via Marina, Suite 703, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, (310) 301-4023.
Scott McDonald (Knight Ridder, San Jose, CA), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
Norman McGrath (Workstage, Grand Rapids, MI), 164 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, (212) 799-6422.
Jon Miller (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Offices, Pittsburgh, PA; Holly Hunt Corporate Headquarters, Chicago, IL), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
Emily Minton Photography (Renfroe, Atlanta, GA), P.O. Box 77462, Atlanta, GA 30357, (404) 355-8818.
Michael Moran (Concrete Media, New York, NY), 371 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 334-4543.
Ron Solomon Photography (The Washington Design Center Show House, Washington, D.C.), 149 West Montgomery Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, (410) 539-0403.
John Sutton (Consulting Firm, Palo Alto, CA), 8 Main Street, Point San Quentin, CA 94964, (415) 258-8100.
Paul Warchol (Bankiye Is Bankasi, Istanbul, Turkey), 224 Centre Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 431-3461.