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Gabellini Sheppard Associates
There Goes the Bride
PARTNER: Michael Gabellini.
PARTNER: Kimberly Sheppard.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Top of the Rock observation deck and Ports 1961 boutique in New York; Armani Center in Milan; Village at Westfield London.
CURRENT PROJECTS: A residence in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; residences in New York; Edition Hotel in Istanbul.
HONORS: AIA Honor Awards.
OLD HAND: Gabellini has now completed precisely 141 retail projects.
RIGHT HAND: Sheppard is on her 137th.
665 Broadway, Suite 706, New York, NY 10012; 212-388-1700; gabellinisheppard.com.
Zaha Hadid Architects
PRINCIPAL: Zaha Hadid.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Home House club in London; BMW office in Leipzig, Germany; Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion in Spain; Nordpark Cable Railways in Innsbruck, Austria; Mobile Art Chanel Contemporary Art Container.
CURRENT PROJECTS: MAXXI: Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo in Rome; Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan; Sheik Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Guangzhou Opera House in China.
HONORS: Pritzker Architecture Prize; Commander of Order of the British Empire; Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture.
SHOPPING: When in Tokyo, Hadid stocks up on Issey Miyake.
EXPLORING: “There’s plenty of exciting young designers’ work to look at everywhere there.”
10 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BQ, U.K.; 44-20-7253-5147; zaha-hadid.com.
MR Architecture + Decor
Men at Work
PRINCIPAL: David Mann.
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Chris Benfield.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: A solar-powered geothermal house in Millbrook, New York; J. Mendel boutique in Washington, D.C.; Origins flagship in Denver.
CURRENT PROJECTS: A ground-up town house in New York; J. Mendel in London.
HONORS: AIA awards.
LIVES IN: Mann’s black suit, black shirt, and brown shoes are all Prada.
WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEAD IN: Benfield has always avoided Prada suits.
245 West 29th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 212-989-9300; mrarch.com.
CEO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Will Erens.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Van Bommel shoe shop, Cocktails at Nine bar, and Noxx Antwerp nightclub in Belgium; D.E.P.T women’s clothing shops in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Maastricht, Netherlands.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Spirito bar in Brussels; Richa clothing headquarters and shop in Brakel, Belgium; Coo restaurant and beach club in Ibiza, Spain; Pepe Jeans stand at the Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin.
OLD: A Prada leather jacket, 15 years and counting.
NEW: A Maison Martin Margiela suit.
68 Vleminckveld, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium; 32-3-298-07-56; pure-sang.com.
Time to Shine
FOUNDER, CEO: David Rockwell.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: JetBlue Terminal 5 marketplace at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Adour Alain Ducasse restaurant in New York; Canyon Ranch Living spa and guest rooms in Miami Beach; Hall of Fragments for the 2008 “Biennale di Venezia”; 81st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles; porcelain tiles for Céramica Saloni.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Aloft hotels in New York and Las Vegas; Ames Hotel in Boston; Crystals retail and dining hub at CityCenter in Las Vegas; Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco; products for Desiron, Maya Romanoff, and the Viking Range Corporation.
HONORS: Interior Design Hall of Fame; Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.
ON THE RED CARPET: A Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo.
IN THE OFFICE: Black jeans and Merrell shoes.
5 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003; 212-463-0334; rockwellgroup.com.
Barbie’s Dream House
PRINCIPAL: Hayes Slade.
PRINCIPAL: James Slade, AIA.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Aperture Foundation, 11 Rivington gallery, Montessori Progressive Learning Center, the lobby for Avalon Bowery Place apartments, and apartments, all in New York; an apartment in Miami Beach; Martine Sitbon boutique in Seoul, South Korea; I Like Dalki theme park in Heyri, South Korea.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Staten Island Zoo, Help Homeless Shelter, and apartments, all in New York; an Ordos 100 house in Inner Mongolia, China.
KIDS: The Slades have one son and three daughters.
TOYS: They live among dozens of Barbie dolls.
150 Broadway, 807, New York, NY 10038; 212-677-6380; sladearch.com.
Laws of Attraction
PRINCIPAL: Torquil McIntosh.
PRINCIPAL: Simon Mitchell.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: Cox & Power jewelry shop in London; Marni in London, Miami, and Tokyo; Villa Moda in Kuwait City.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Westfield Cinema in London. Marni in New York; Las Vegas; Beijing; Huangzhou, China; and Umeda, Japan. Apeiron Hotel in Dubayy, United Arab Emirates. Mixed-use Khaledya Tower in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Branding for Stefanel.
TOURIST: McIntosh calls the Case Study houses in Los Angeles “fantastic.”
ARTIST: Mitchell plays guitar and writes music.
322 Fulham Road, London SW10 9UG, U.K.; 44-20-7352-4900; sybarite-uk.com.
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