Staff -- Interior Design, 5/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
"Cyber Space," page 312
principal: Lars Uwe Bleher.
completed projects: Mercedes-Benz Center Paris; Mercedes trade-show booths in Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, and Detroit; DaimlerChrysler exhibitions in Washington, D.C., and Tokyo; a transport exhibit at the Deutsches Museum in Munich; a science and technology exhibit in Hannover, Germany.
current projects: A residence in Stuttgart, Germany; trade-show booths and prototypes for Mercedes; Teehaus Ronnefeldt in Berlin.
virtual: Bleher regularly visits architectureweek.com.
actual: He's planning to design a prefab house.
45 Hamburger Allee, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 49-69-979-93-0; markgraph.de.
Richard Hywel Evans Architecture and Design
"Please Don't Feed the Animals," page 300
principal: Richard Hywel Evans.
completed projects: A penthouse and the Third Space health club in London; Cellular Operations headquarters and call center in Swindon, U.K.; a villa in Grenada.
current projects: Mixed-use developments in London; the residential conversion of a mustard factory in Norwich, U.K.; a resort and marina in Grenada; a residential development in Barbados.
honors: British Construction Industry Award; D&AD Award.
in motion: He gets around London on his KTM 950 motorcycle.
at rest: He's nursing three broken ribs from windsurfing.
36/37 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8QZ, UK; 44-20-7253-5358; rhe.uk.com.
"The Future Is Calling," page 250
design director: Kimberly Sacramone, LEED-AP.
completed projects: MTV Networks/TV Land, Nickelodeon, and SAP global-marketing center, all in New York.
current projects: Google and MTV in New York.
honors: IIDA's 10 to Watch list.
maternity: When she finished the Vonage project, she was days from being due for delivery.
leave: After the baby was born, she took her first long break from HLW in a decade.
115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; 212-353-4600; hlw.com.
"In the Eye of the Beholder," page 306
principal: Hyejin Hwang.
current projects: An apartment, the ClampArt gallery, a film-production studio, and a concept hotel, all in New York.
motion: "I love traveling to Berlin, Warsaw, and Antwerp, Belgium, for their thriving art scenes."
pictures: "Photography is the most tangible medium for art."
Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos
"Optical Illusion," page 264
principal: Luis Mansilla.
principal: Emilio Tuñón.
completed projects: A regional library and archive in Madrid, museums in Zamora, Castellón, and León, all in Spain.
current projects: The Fundación Helga de Alvear in Cáceres.
at home: Mansilla and Tuñón are full professors at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid.
abroad: They are currently Eliot Noyes Visiting Design Critics at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
11 Rios Rosas, 28003 Madrid, Spain; 34-91-399-3067; mansilla-tunon.com.
Shimoda Design Group
"Small Screen, Big Time," page 258
principal: Joey Shimoda.
completed projects: Mikimoto boutique, Steelcase showroom, and residences, all in Los Angeles; Rolex service center in Dallas.
current projects: Zadig & Voltaire boutique, Lords shopping center, Malin + Goetz display at Fred Segal, and the Museum of Neon Art, all in L.A.; Port of Long Beach office in California.
honors: IIDA Calibre Award; AIA Los Angeles Chapter Emerging Firm award.
small screen: Shimoda's TV shows of choice are Charlie Rose and Family Guy.
computer screen: His guilty pleasure is eBay.
837 Traction Avenue, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213-596-1771; shimodadesign.com.
Studio Simone Micheli
"Fit for a Medici," page 272
principal: Simone Micheli.
completed projects: P restaurant and wine bar at the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Corte dei Butteri hotel in Grosseto, Peroni Music Café in Treviso, and Hotel Aurora in Merano, all in Italy.
current projects: A spa at the Hotel dei Dogi in Venice; hotels in Arezzo, Brescia, Pisa, Rimini, and Turin, all in Italy; a shop and wellness center at the Hotel New York Palace in Budapest.
honors: Institut Français du Merchandising Prix Spécial du Jury.
inside: Micheli writes for Ottagono magazine.
outside: He also swims, windsurfs, and skis.
197R Via Aretina, 50136 Florence, Italy; 39-055-691216; simonemicheli.com.
"L.A. Law," page 278
managing principal: Thomas Yee, AIA.
completed projects: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and interiors for the Hamon Education Tower at the de Young Museum in San Francisco; dining commons at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
current projects: Heller Ehrman and BEA Systems in San Francisco.
squares: "They're fundamental to any culture—all children play with wooden blocks."
principal: Christopher Mitchell, AIA.
completed projects: Sergio Rossi boutiques in Miami and Costa Mesa, California; Stella McCartney boutique, Warner Bros. Entertainment animation studio and commissary, Walt Disney Company television animation studio, Cartoon Network studio, and Bloomberg financial-news bureau, all in Los Angeles.
current projects: A physical-education building at Los Angeles City College. Edmunds.com offices and a painter's loft in L.A. Microsoft Corporation technology centers in Irvine, California; Atlanta; and New York.
circles: "They represent my favorite objects, my collection of vintage baseballs."
370 South Doheny Drive, Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 310-385-1550; studiosarchitecture.com.
Photographers in this issue
Joe Arcidiacono ("In the Eye of the Beholder," page 306), 111 Fourth Avenue, 5-O, New York, NY 10003; 917-686-5091.
Zooey Braun ("Cyber Space," page 312), Artur, 41 Engelbertstrasse, 50674 Cologne, Germany; 49-22-131-012-44; artur-photo.de.
Rory Carnegie ("Please Don't Feed the Animals," page 300), 2A Scampston Mews, London W10 6HX, U.K.; 44-20-7739-8985; rorycarnegie.com.
Naomi Castillo ("In the Eye of the Beholder," page 306), 247 Elizabeth Street, Studio B, New York, NY 10012; 917-855-9614; naomi.tv.
Benny Chan ("Small Screen, Big Time," page 258; "L.A. Law," page 278), Fotoworks, 5069 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016; 310-842-9446; fotoworks.cc.
David Diesing ("In the Eye of the Beholder," page 306), 374 Van Brunt Street, 1, Brooklyn, NY 11232; 718-781-2301.
Roland Halbe ("Optical Illusion," page 264), 45 Böheimstrasse, 70199 Stuttgart, Germany; 49-71-160-740-73; rolandhalbe.de.
Maurizio Marcato ("Fit for a Medici," page 272), 5/7 Via Apollo XI, 37050 Santa Maria di Zevio (Verona), Italy; 39-0456-050601.
Adrian Wilson ("The Future Is Calling," page 250), 990 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018; 212-729-7077; interiorphotography.net.
Designers in West Edge
Gensler ("By Invitation Only," page 288), 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310-449-5600; gensler.com.
Griffin Enright Architects ("By Invitation Only," page 288), 12468 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310-391-4484.
Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture ("By Invitation Only," page 288), 5837 Adams Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232; 310-937-2150.
HOK ("By Invitation Only," page 288), 9530 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232; 310-838-9555; hok.com.
IA Interior Architects ("By Invitation Only," page 288), 550 South Hope Street, Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213-623-2164.
Langdon Wilson Architects ("By Invitation Only," page 288), 1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213-250-1186.
Designers in Walk-Through
A+I Design Corp. ("Truly Magnetic," page 117), 920 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 212-460-9500; aplusi.com.
Garcia + Francica ("Pac-Man Grows Up," page 92), 10 Lombard Street, Suite 150, San Francisco, CA 94111; 415-788-5800; gf-ad.com.
Miloby Ideasystem ("Green Is for Go," page 112), 41 Union Square West, Suite 523, New York, NY 10003; 212-627-9510; miloby.com.
TPG Architecture ("Here's to Success," page 107), 360 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 212-768-0800.
VOA Associates ("Fast Company," page 98), 224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604; 312-554-1400; voa.com.
Vocon ("Swing-State Switch," page 120), 3142 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115; 216-588-0800; vocon.com.
Designers in IIDA
Burdifilek ("The Look of Luxury," page 156), 183 Bathurst Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2R7, Canada; 416-703-4334.
C&C Studio ("Fantasy Island," page 168), 48 Defu Lane 7, 03-06, Singapore 539355; 65-62-85-63-54; ccstudio.com.sg.
Gabellini Sheppard Associates ("On Top of the World," page 151), 665 Broadway, Suite 706, New York, NY 10012; 212-388-1700.
Rockwell Group ("Fresh Ideas," page 160), 5 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003; 212-463-0334; rockwellgroup.com.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill ("On Top of the World," page 151), 14 Wall Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005; 212-298-9300; som.com.
Substance Architecture ("Style and Substance," page 152), 1300 Walnut Street, Suite 201, Des Moines, IA 50309; 515-243-4407.
Designer in Crosslines
Gensler ("Communication Is King," page 234), 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310-449-5600; gensler.com.
Designer in Matters of Design
Potter & Associates Architects ("Thoroughbred Architecture," page 238), 500 Preston Pointe, 333 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202; 502-719-0163.
Vanguard Construction & Development Company should have been credited for Christian Liaigre's Buddakan, the New York restaurant featured in "Chow Fun" (April, page 236).