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4 Offices from Canada to the Czech Republic Feature Eye-Catching Elements

Eye-catching elements enliven these 4 offices from Canada to the Czech Republic.

Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

Firm: Studio Perspektiv

Project: Trask

Site: Prague, Czech Republic

Standout: Live ficus and vibrant Barber & Osgerby plastic chairs contrast with raw concrete in a tech consulting company’s appropriately minimalist headquarters.

Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

 

Firm: Williamson Williamson

Project: Pilot Coffee Roasters

Site: Toronto, Canada

Standout:  

550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.

Firm: Eastlake Studio

Project: 550 West Jackson

Site: Chicago, Illinois

Standout: Concrete breeze blocks and a custom Mylar wall covering suggestive of rust stains and oil spots add industrial flavor to an office tower’s model suite designed to attract tech clients.

Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

Firm: Garcia Tamjidi

Project: Kendo

Site: San Francisco, California

Standout: Meeting rooms for the beauty incubator’s celebrity brands include vinyl wall covering of ad campaign photography featuring Kat Von D and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty products, the latter matched with a chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

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Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

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On the Move: April’s Top Promotions and Hires

Robin Elmslie Osler, new interiors studio director at FXCollaborative.

FXCollaborative

Robin Elmslie Osler has joined the firm as interiors studio director at FXCollaborative. She will be responsible for the overall management of the interiors studio, including operations, staffing, business development, and the design and technical quality of all of the firm’s interiors projects. Her expertise spans workplace, retail, institutional, and residential as well as showrooms, galleries, and event venues. Additionally, seven team members at have been promoted to partner. They are Jack Robbins, Angie Lee, Ann Rolland, Gustavo Rodriguez, Brian Fanning, Stephan Dallendorfer, and Michael Syracuse.

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens have announced Daniel Germani as the brand’s new creative director. Germani has worked with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens over the past few years, helping to elevate the brand to a go-to for architects and designers. His role in product design will continue, including the launch of a new collection, and Germani will also oversee various thought leadership initiatives.

Surya

Andrew J. Kearton (pictured at left) has joined Surya as chief operating officer. He previously oversaw the North American distribution operations for Mohawk Industries. Kearton will be responsible for leading the operations, human resources, technology and customer care functions for the company and will report to company president Satya Tiwari. He has a 33-year record of management and leadership within the operations and floor covering industry. 

Parterre

Luxury vinyl flooring and surfaces company Parterre has promoted Chris Dormody to the sales team for the New England area. After previously working in the Wilmington, Massachusetts headquarters as inbound sales specialist, he will go on the road to grow the market in the area as New England sales representative.

Read more: Sheila Hicks Recreates Her Striking Venice Biennale Pavilion at The Bass in Miami

HLW

HLW’s London team has added Helen Bentley as new design strategist. Bentley has a strong marketing background and a proven track record of success in the architecture and design industry. John Gering, managing partner at HLW, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. Additionally, they have made two new appointments in the new Stamford, CT office. They are Dara Ghavami as senior project lead and Irina Orasanu as technical lead. The Stamford workspace is the pilot location for HLW’s new satellite office initiative, StudioGo.

MBH Architects

Ryan McNulty (pictured at right) has been promoted to principal at MBH Architects. McNulty joined the Alameda, California-based firm in 2010 and has played an integral role in creating MBH’s luxury retail studio. His work includes the Tiffany & Co. flagship renovation in San Francisco and Rubin Vineyards. 

IA Interior Architects

Scott Rigsby has been promoted to co-managing director of IA‘s Charlotte office. Scott has over 30 years of industry experience and has been involved with the development and growth of the Charlotte office in leadership roles.

Wilson Associates

Kathleen Lynch has joined the Wilson Associates Dallas studio as operations director. She brings over 15 years of professional experience as a LEED-accredited interior designer and field manager. In her new role, she will oversee teams on a wide roster of hospitality projects in Nevada, California, and other areas in the Southwest.

Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will has made promotions in the Dallas studio. Gardner Vass, Mary Dickinson, and Robert Ting have been promoted to associate principal. Robert Casstevens, Cory Griffin, Ashley Roberts, Ryan Roettker, and Devin Weaver have been promoted to senior associate. Emily Shea Cartusciello, Deirdre Crawford, Matt Davis, Whitney Hendrickson, Kristin Henry, Jennifer Kosobud, Lauren Mereness, Kendra Ordia, and Robert Sweney have been promoted to associate.

Tangram

Tangram Studio, the custom furniture unit of Tangram, is to become an independent entity named “Studio Other.” Charlotte Wiederholt (pictured at left) will continue to lead Studio Other as president and creative director under its own brand identity. The studio was established in 1996 and counts Boston Consulting Group, Loyola Marymount University, and Ticketmaster among its clients. 

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Perkins+Will’s Denmark Practice, has named Sanne Wall-Gremstrup managing director. Wall-Gemstrup is a business executive with more than 15 years of experience as a CEO, and was most recently CEO of the Danish Architectural Press. Previous to that, she spent seven years as the country manager and CEO for Denmark and Finland at global marketing services company McCann WorldGroup.

Morgante Wilson Architects

Four project managers have been promoted to associate at Evanston, Illinois-based Morgante Wilson Architects. Diana Ortiz was named associate in interior design and Kevin Thayer was promoted to associate of architectural interiors, while Monica Musialowski and Ellen Whitehead have both been named associates in architecture.

Matchline Design Group

Christina Snell has joined the Dallas-based hospitality interiors firm Matchline Design Group team as a designer. Christina is a third-generation interior designer with vast experience in the hospitality sector.

Read more: Luxury Fashion Turns to Interior Designers and Architects to Appeal to Lifestyle Consumers

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On the Move: Recent Top Promotions and Hires

FLOS

Roberta Silva (pictured at left) has been named CEO of Flos. She was selected by the group’s shareholders together with Piero Gandini, the entrepreneur who sold Flos to Design Holding. As CEO, she will carry forward the brand’s history of excellence and guide the company into a new phase of growth.

York Wallcoverings

Vincent Santini has been named vice president and general manager of York Brands. He will oversee all sales and support for York’s residential and commercial businesses. The company, approaching its 125th year in 2020, hopes to grow its reach in over 85 countries.

WeWork

James Slade has joined the design team at WeWork as VP of architecture. He will work with SVP of architecture Michael Rojkind and chief architect Bjark Ingles on all ground-up projects. Slade co-founded Slade Architecture with his partner, Hayes Slade, in 2002, and has built projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Ware Malcomb

Joshua Thompson (pictured at right) has been promoted to studio manager, interior architecture and design in Ware Malcomb’s downtown San Diego office. He previously served as senior project manager for the past five years in the Phoenix office. He will lead Ware Malcomb’s interior architecture & design studio in San Diego and manage select projects.

R&A Architecture & Design

Culver City-based R&A Architecture & Design is rebranding their firm to OfficeUntitled and expanding the leadership team, made up of principals Christian Robert, Benjamin Anderson, Shawn Gehle and Lindsay Green. Recent projects include Woodlark Hotel in Portland, The Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica, and the Harland in Beverly Hills.

The Switzer Group

Sabrina Pagani has joined The Switzer Group’s Manhattan team as principal. She will oversee a number of high-profile workplace interiors out of the nationally ranked interior architecture firm’s New York studio.

BDG Architecture + Design

BDG Architecture + Design is opening a new studio in New York, expanding into the North American market. BDG’s global chief creative officer, Colin Macgadie will provide creative direction for the studio. Kelly D. Powell and Rebecca Wu-Norman will be studio leads.

TRIO

Ericka Moody has joined TRIO as regional vice president. Moody is a 30-year veteran of the interior design industry and has overseen hundreds of successful national and international projects. TRIO has expanded its work in California significantly over the last several years and has recently completed dozens of projects, including work with Touchstone Communities, Shea Homes, and Simpson Property Group.

Perkins + Will

Maha Sabra has been promoted to associate principal in the New York studio of Perkins + Will in support of the healthcare practice. In the past five years at the studio, she has transitioned from a design practitioner to project manager. As a senior project manager, Sabra plays a central role leading the studio’s healthcare teams.

HOK

Kimberly Dowdell (pictured at right) has returned to HOK as director of business development in Chicago. Dowdell is a licensed architect with a wealth of expertise in strategic planning, design, project management, housing policy, and real estate development. She previously worked in HOK’s New York studio from 2008-2011.

Wilson Associates

Kathleen Lynch has joined the Dallas studio of Wilson Associates as operations director. Lynch has 15 years of professional experience as a LEED-accredited interior designer and field manager. She will oversee teams on a roster of hospitality projects in Nevada, California, and other areas across the Southwest.

WRNS Studio

Kevin Wilcock has joined WRNS Studio as associate principal. He brings 25 years experience leading affordable and market-rate housing projects. He will be based out of WRNS Studio’s Honolulu office, guiding the studio’s multi-family housing practice with a focus on the Pacific region.

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4 Offices from Canada to the Czech Republic Feature Eye-Catching Elements

Eye-catching elements enliven these 4 offices from Canada to the Czech Republic.

Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

Firm: Studio Perspektiv

Project: Trask

Site: Prague, Czech Republic

Standout: Live ficus and vibrant Barber & Osgerby plastic chairs contrast with raw concrete in a tech consulting company’s appropriately minimalist headquarters.

Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

Firm: Williamson Williamson

Project: Pilot Coffee Roasters

Site: Toronto, Canada

Standout: Custom rift-cut white oak tables and steel structural beams painted the company’s signature Pilot Yellow brighten up a sunny staff café at its roof­-top administrative office.

550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.

Firm: Eastlake Studio

Project: 550 West Jackson

Site: Chicago, Illinois

Standout: Concrete breeze blocks and a custom Mylar wall covering suggestive of rust stains and oil spots add industrial flavor to an office tower’s model suite designed to attract tech clients.

Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

Firm: Garcia Tamjidi

Project: Kendo

Site: San Francisco, California

Standout: Meeting rooms for the beauty incubator’s celebrity brands include vinyl wall covering of ad campaign photography featuring Kat Von D and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty products, the latter matched with a chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Keep scrolling to view more images of the projects >

Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

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Marc Fornes and TheVeryMany Create Psychedlic Artwork on a Parking Garage

Wanderwall by Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany. Photography by Naaro.

 

Parking garages are often the most uninspiring structures in an urban landscape. Not so for the Novel Stonewall Station in Charlotte, North Carolina, host to the state’s largest public artwork. Created by Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, Wanderwall’s psychedelic swirls of blue and green instantly catch the eye, even amidst the rapidly expanding, ultramodern downtown skyline.

The facade was assembled on-site from nearly 6,000 individual aluminum pieces—each one painted a different shade of a nine-color gradient—creating a continuous pattern that spans nearly 300 feet across the south and east elevations without gaps or seams. There’s no substructure either, since the super-thin, 1/8-inch installation hangslike a gently pleated curtain on the eight-story building. It’s what Fornes calls “a structural nappe,” a geological term describing a sheet of rock draped like cloth over a fault.

Wanderwall by Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany. Photography by Naaro.

 

The hypnotic work has different effects when viewed from different angles and distances. Seen from a passing car on adjoining highway I-277, the pattern is kinetic, a gleaming beacon in the sun; viewed from a neighboring sidewalk, the pleats become more noticeable, the individual motifs that make up the pattern more pronounced. And inside the garage, sunlight casts dynamic shadows as it filters through the skin. “It’s abstract continuity,” Fornes says. Whatever it is, it’s certainly fun.      

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Patricia Urquiola and BMW Look to the Skies for Showroom Inspiration

Patricia Urquiola with BMW’s Adrian van Hooydonk. Photography courtesy of BMW.

BMW Group tapped Interior Design Hall of Fame member Patricia Urquiola to collaborate with Senior Vice President Adrian van Hooydonk on a showroom for the company’s latest flagship cars at the BMW Welt in Munich. The cars are displayed at the combined exhibition, museum, and event venue on 3,466 square feet of flooring made from terrazzo using cutting-edge 3D-printing technology.

Photography courtesy of BMW.

Inspiration for the design was taken from photographs of the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe—which was painted in an exclusive shimmering green shade that evokes the northern lights—on a frozen lake. That imagery was translated into a sparkling terrazzo with swirling lines that represent both the cracks in the lake’s surface and the iconic shape of the aurora.

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Photography courtesy of BMW.

The relationship between Urquiola and van Hooydonk dates back many years, driven by a shared interpretation of luxury and performance. The showroom also has a lounge area featuring original works from Urquiola.

Photography courtesy of BMW.

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Eastwind Hotel and Gather Greene Offer Catskills-Style Glamping

A minimalist cabin for two offers the chance to camp in luxury. Photography courtesy of Eastwind Hotel & Bar.

It’s been the inspiration for Hudson River School painters, the home turf of the “Borscht Belt” generation of comedians, and the site of the legendary Woodstock festival. Now, the Catskills are in the midst of a resurgence as a hot vacation destination, especially for New Yorkers. In contrast to the luxury and affluence associated with the Hamptons, the Catskills can provide a more rustic connection with the arts and with nature: it’s been nicknamed “The Camp-tons” for the wealth of outdoor activities on offer amid its mountain landscape. Many Catskills resorts cater to a clientele that wants to enjoy the great outdoors without giving up all the comforts of city life. Some people call it “glamping;” it’s like camping, but glamorous. Here are two destinations for quiet escape within reach of the big city.

Read more: Architect Mathias Klotz Creates a Pair of Cottages on a Remote Island in Chile

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A handmade coffee table, ottoman and side table by Masaya & Co; a Blu Dot sofa; and a vintage lounge chair found at an antique market sit atop a vintage hand-woven Turkish rug in a guestroom at Eastwind. Photography courtesy of Eastwind Hotel & Bar.

Eastwind Hotel & Bar in Windham, NY has origins dating back to an earlier chapter of Catskills history: It was used as a bunkhouse for hunters and fly fisherman in the 1920s. That rustic charm was revamped by creative director Julija Stoliarova, whose eye for design led her to a previous career in the fashion industry as a runway model and handbag maker. 

A Malm fireplace heats the salon, where guests can enjoy a full-service cocktail and coffee bar and peruse a library of vintage nature guides. Photography courtesy of Eastwind Hotel & Bar.

Thoughtfully sourced decor combines vintage and contemporary. New furniture from Masaya & Co and a thrifted table and ottomans sit atop reclaimed fir floor planks from the pre-renovation structure. Guest rooms and common spaces are replete with mid-century modern touches that invoke Scandinavian design and recall the original rustic atmosphere of the lodge in a muted color palate with highlights of navy, black, and white. It encapsulates the idea of “lagom,” a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount.”

Read more: 4 Global Glamping Hotspots

A minimalist palate of spruce and eastern white pine and Frette linens make for cozy and rustic accommodations in the Lushna Cabins. Photography courtesy of Eastwind Hotel & Bar.

For a more off-the-grid experience, guests can stay in one of three Lushna Cabins. These minimalist A-frame structures are barely 200 square feet, offering little more than a queen-size bed and a birds-eye view of the surrounding hills. But there are luxury amenities, too, such as a private bathroom and sauna and premium-quality bedding.

Each cabin at Gather Greene offers a king-size bed and an outdoor deck as large as the interior space. Photography by Kelsey Ann Rose.

Gather Greene, in nearby Coxsackie, offers similarly minimalist accommodations with 17 climate-controlled cabins. The space-efficient shelters pack in a king bed and bathroom, plus details like a beverage nook and cutouts for tucking away a book or phone. Each cabin also has an outdoor deck offering views of the 100-acre property, which has roots as a dairy farm.

A cutout for a book or phone replaces a bedside table in the space-efficient cabins. Photography by Kelsey Ann Rose.

These off-the-grid offerings are a look at what could be the future of the Catskills: a chance to experience nature’s beauty with just the right amount of modern comfort.

Read more: Sacromonte Crafted Wines & Landscape Hotel by MAPA Wins 2018 Best of Year Award for Small Resort

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On the Move: V Starr Interiors Fills Two Leadership Roles

SofA building in Delray Beach, FL. Image courtesy of V Starr Interiors.

V Starr Interiors

Two leadership roles at V Starr Interiors, a Florida-based design firm led by Venus Williams, have been filled as part of the firm’s growth. Sonya Haffey has been promoted to vice president, while Holly Caswell Nixon has been hired as design director. Haffey has been a firm leader for almost 10 years, and has helped transition the firm from exclusively residential to include commercial projects. Caswell Nixon has 12 years of hospitality work in several countries, including her native United Kingdom.

Dauphin

Dauphin has added two regional sales managers: Roger Vasseur for the Southeast and Peter Sullivan in the Midwest. Vasseur formerly worked at Humanscale and most recently Exemplis, and will be based in Houston. Sullivan previously worked with Interface and Mohawk Group.

HOK

Stephen Beacham has relocated from HOK’s Philadelphia office to Washington, D.C., where he will be principal and director of design for interiors. He will lead the D.C. office with Vincent Ng, director of interiors. Beacham joined HOK at the Philadelphia office in 2015.

Rowland and Broughton

Two team members at Rowland and Broughton, Amanda Christianson and Mark Bever, have passed the Architect Registration Examination in Colorado, bringing the total number of licensed architects at R+B to 15. Christianson is the director of operations, executive team member, and studio leader for the Denver studio, and has over a decade of experience in architecture and project management. Bever has been a team member in the Denver studio since 2014.

Dick Clark + Associates

Austin-based firm Dick Clark + Associates has named Mark Vornberg, Kim Power, and Kevin Gallaugher partners. Vornberg has also been named principal. All three new partners are long-time senior associates at the firm.

James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017 for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Image courtesy of the Artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

 

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Curator and educator Sepake Angiama and architect and urbanist Paulo Tavares have joined artistic director Yesomi Umolu on the curatorial team for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Both newly announced co-curators have international research-based practices and will play a key role in directing the theme and programming for the next Biennial.

Stantec

Lok Yoon has joined the Buildings practice at Philadelphia’s Stantecoffice as senior associate. Yoon has nearly 35 years of industry experience as a mechanical engineer, and his innovative approaches to energy efficiency have earned many of his projects LEED Gold and Platinum certification. He will lead the MEP teams on a range of project types.

HLW

Chris Townsend has joined HLW as senior associate in Madison, New Jersey. Townsend has 20 years of architectural experience across a range of project scales and types. He also has experience managing corporate interiors projects in New Jersey.

California College of the Arts

Keith Krumweide has been appointed dean of architecture at the California College of the Arts. Krumweide was named a Rome Prize fellow in 2017 for his investigation of the origins of the suburban house on the Italian peninsula. He previously served as director of the graduate architecture programs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and as assistant dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University.

KI

Contract furniture manufacturer KI has completed a transition to an employee stock ownership plan, meaning that the company is 100% owned by its over 2000 employees.

Havwoods

Dayna Fucarino has joined Havwoods International as the company’s first North American marketing manager for their New York City showroom. Fucarino has over seven years of experience in design marketing and brand management, including as integrated marketing manager for Interior Design.

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Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Recieves Two COTE Top Ten Design Awards

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) has received two AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Design Awards, which celebrate integrating design excellence with environmental performance. The firm has now received a total of ten COTE Top Ten Awards. 

“Radically reducing the resource consumption and carbon emissions of our buildings and communities is one of the most critical challenges of our time,” principal William Leddy says. He believes it is an issue that architects “have a profound responsibility to address through integrated design thinking.”

Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House, Mission Bay, by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

 

The two projects that received accolades were the Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House in Mission Bay, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason. Family House provides free temporary housing to the parents of children receiving treatment at the University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital. The design team focused on providing healthy and healing living spaces, and the project was certified LEED Platinum with an energy performance 49% above the national baseline performance for a similar building type.

San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason Pier 2, by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

 

For the new campus of the San Francisco Art Institute, LMSA renovated the U.S. Army warehouse Pier 2 at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. It uses attributes of the historic building such as the thermal mass of existing concrete walls to achieve 83% less energy use than benchmark buildings, making it a model for sustainable renovation.

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