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Victor Cañas Arquitecto
"Far and Wide," page 150
PRINCIPAL: Victor Cañas, hon. FAIA.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Centro Creativo in San Jose, Costa Rica; Ginger restaurant in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica; residences in Costa Rica.
CURRENT PROJECTS: A 50-story apartment tower in San Jose; a wellness center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
ACADEMIC: Cañas has been a professor of architecture at the Universidad de Costa Rica since 1989.
DIPLOMATIC: Before that, he served as the Costa Rican consul general in London.
340-2050, San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose, Costa Rica; 506-2253-2112; victor.canas.co.cr.
Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
"A Grand Experiment," page 134
PRINCIPAL: Fred Fisher.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Broad Art Foundation and Don Chadwick's design studio in Los Angeles; Houston's restaurants in L.A., Denver, and Winter Park, Florida.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Sturt-Haaga Gallery of Art in L.A.; Oceanside Museum of Art in California; Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine.
HONORS: Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize for Architecture; AIA Los Angeles chapter awards; American Public Works Association B.E.S.T. Project of the Year Award.
NOW: Fisher and his wife, Jennie Prebor, live in Crestwood Hills, a development by A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith, and Edgardo Contini.
LATER: The couple just bought land in Ojai, California, for a weekend house.
12248 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310-820-6680; fisherpartners.net.
"Wish You Were Here," page 142
PRINCIPAL: Chris Sheffield.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Amalia restaurant and Marquee nightclub in New York; Stone Lotus lounge in Chicago; American Fish restaurant and the Opium Room at Tao in Las Vegas.
CURRENT PROJECTS: One Shot Coffee in Philadelphia; a restaurant in New York.
DOMESTIC: Sheffield is happiest at home in Philadelphia with his nurse wife, Leigh.
BLISS: Their wedding and honeymoon were on Italy's Amalfi Coast.
2042 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125; 267-519-3764; sldesign.com.
Thrasher Design Company
"Miami Twice," page 126
PRINCIPAL: Jeffrey Thrasher.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Residences in Miami Beach; installations for Casa Décor in Miami; a town house in Washington.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Apartments in Miami Beach; a house in Miami.
LOCAL: Thrasher relaxes by the coral peacock sculptures at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Coconut Grove.
COLOR: He loves all shades of blue.
P.O. Box 398506, Miami Beach, FL 33239; 305-538-9442; jeffreythrasher.com.
"Pattern Language," page 168
PRINCIPAL: Javier Peña Galiano.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Multifamily housing in Murcia, Spain; residences in Valencia, Spain, and Zurich; Arroba slow-food restaurant in Bigastro, Spain.
CURRENT PROJECTS: An energy and environmental research center in Murcia; a high-rise and plaza in Barakaldo, Spain; showrooms for Bulthaup in Murcia and Alicante, Spain.
MIND: Peña is reading La Regla del Juego by José Luis Pardo.
BODY: He kite-surfs in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
14 Avenida Intendente Jorge Palacios, 2B, 30003 Murcia, Spain; 34-96-826-15-89; xpiral.org.