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Dirk Denison Architects
Walk With Me
PRINCIPAL:Dirk Denison, FAIA.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Pritzker executive office, L2O restaurant, and residences, all in Chicago; residences in Boston, San Francisco, and Carmel, California.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Eco residence halls at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago; a house in Winnetka, Illinois.
GENESIS: Denison's first art acquisition, at the age of 15, was a small Sol LeWitt sculpture.
DEVELOPMENT: His most recent was a painting by Wade Guyton, currently showing in the Biennale di Venezia.
1123 West Washington Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607; 312-455-1388; dirkdenisonarchitects.com.
Gluckman Mayner Architects
There Goes the Neighborhood
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Gagosian Gallery, Gianni Versace flagship, and residences, all in New York; Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona; Mori Arts Center in Tokyo.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in New York; a museum in Shanghai; a museum and an academic facility for Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
HONORS:Interior Design Hall of Fame; National Design Award; AIA national, state, and local awards; Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award.
INSIDER: "A collection? My wife and I have a few odds and ends."
OUTSIDE: Gluckman has a passion for sailing.
250 Hudson Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-929-0100; gluckmanmayner.com.
Following His Nose
COMPLETED PROJECTS: BETC advertising agency and residences in Paris; Musée Jean-Frédéric Oberlin in Waldersbach, France; Bioscope scientific and cultural park in Ungersheim, France.
CURRENT PROJECTS: A music and dance conservatory in Courdimanche, France; a cultural center in Meursault, France; Société Nationale Immobilière in Libreville, Gabon.
FAVORITE FRAGRANCES: Eau de Cologne by Karl Lagerfeld and Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior.
FAVORITE SMELLS: Boxwood, cut grass, and asphalt after summer rains.
20 Rue Frédérick Lemaître, 75020 Paris, France; 33-1-42-02-04-84.
In the Shadow of Versailles
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Apartments in Paris; a unit at the Centre Hospitalier des Romorantin-Lanthenay in France.
CURRENT PROJECTS: A retirement home in Paris; a school cafeteria in Beaulieu-sur-Loire, France.
PROFESSOR: Beres teaches at the prestigious École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris.
STUDENT: He's a passionate admirer of Morphosis founder Thom Mayne and Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
52 Rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, France; 33-1-48-04-86-89; platane.net.
The Audacity of Hope
MANAGING PARTNER:Raymond Yeh.
DESIGN PARTNER:Bryant Yeh.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Sucker Punch Productions office in Los Angeles; a house in Honolulu; Jot prefabricated building system.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Residences in L.A. and Kailua, Hawaii; mixed-use developments in Honolulu and Bangkok.
FATHER: Raymond Yeh has acquired artwork by Franz Kline.
SON:Bryant Yeh owns work by Shepard Fairey and other graffiti artists.
1064 Myra Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 1821 Kumakani Place, Honolulu, HI 96821; 800-282-7194; yehstudio.com.