Designers and Photographers in this Issue
Staff -- Interior Design, 11/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Designers in this issue
Dufner Heighes (Manhattan Loft, page 124) is the architectural partnership of Gregory Dufner and Daniel Heighes Wismer, founded in 1999. Projects to date have included residences and the interior of a restaurant in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The team has also designed tableware and furniture. (The firm's J side tables were selected for Interior Design's Future Furniture: A Juried Design Exhibition for 2001.) Dufner earned a B.Arch. from Cooper Union; Wismer holds a B.S. in architecture from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Columbia University. Dufner Heighes, 233 East 5th Street, 9, New York, NY 10003, (212) 420-1605.
Gensler New York (ING Direct Café, page 132) appointed a ten-strong team for the project: vice president/managing and project principal Robin Klehr Avia, FIIDA, vice president/design director John Bricker, project director Julia Simet, IIDA, senior associate/project designer Peter Wang, associate/project manager Andrew Kamins, designers Gregory Okshteyn and Laurent Lisimachio, graphics design project manager Jill Wittnebel, and graphic design associate Beth Novitsky with Tracy Silverstein. Avia, responsible for bringing in the subject project, has had 25 years' experience in the design business, all but four of them with Gensler. Among other honors, she oversees the New York office with its staff of 460, holding similar responsibilities for the outposts in Boston and Parsippany, NJ. Bricker founded the firm's retail and branding studio in 1980; nine years later he was appointed vice president and director of said studio. Wang joined Gensler in 1992, straight from earning his M.Arch. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, this atop his B.Arch. from Columbia University. Gensler, One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 500, New York 10020, (212) 492-1400.
Lindy Roy (P.S.1, page 138), born and raised in South Africa, received her B.Arch. from University of Capetown and her M.Arch. from Columbia University. Prior to launching her namesake studio in 2000, Roy worked independently and for a number of architecture firms, including a two-year stint in the offices of Peter Eisenman. She also teaches architecture at Princeton and Cooper Union. Her work will be featured in a hotel exhibition slated for next fall at the Cooper-Hewitt and a forthcoming installation at Artist's Space in New York. Benjamin Aranda was the project architect for subWave; the team also included Barbara Ludescher, Philip Kelly, Tomoyuki Minowa, Gernot Riether, Monica Tiulescu, and "a squadron of volunteers." Roy Design, 833 Washington Street, Suite 4, New York, NY 10012, (212) 627-4816.
Isay Weinfeld (Forum Retail Shop, page 142) trained as an architect and later chaired the architectural theory program at Mackenzie University in his native São Paulo, Brazil. In addition to designing Forum and several bars, nightclubs, and shops in São Paulo, the architect created the sets for the city's last two fashion weeks, which are held twice a year in Oscar Niemeyer's iconic building for the São Paulo art biennial. He has also designed a number of residences, art galleries, hotels, schools, and offices. Outside traditional design work, Weinfeld is an accomplished filmmaker, designs theatrical sets, directs musical performances, and designs museum exhibitions in Brazil. Isay Weinfeld Arquiteto, R. Andre Fernandes 176 CEP 04536-020, São Paulo, SP Brazil, 55-11-3078-7581, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shamir Shah (Waaktaar Residence, page 148) grew up in Kenya before coming to the U.S. to study architecture at Yale. After graduation, he moved to New York and spent 12 years at a major architecture firm, where he headed the interiors studio for six years; he established Shamir Shah Design in Manhattan in 1999. Recently completed projects include several downtown lofts, a shop for the potter Jonathan Adler, and a 60-room hotel in Great Neck, New York, for the Philips Hotel Group, which also owns the Bryant Park Hotel in New York and the Shore Club in Miami Beach. Shamir Shah Design, 150 West 28th Street, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10001, (212) 691-4680, email@example.com.
GAD Architects (Boxer Café, page 156) was founded by Gökhan Avcioxglu as gaarchitects in 1994. The design/build firm, which serves residential and commercial clients, was renamed this year when Durmus Dilekci was promoted to partner. "GAD" is also an acronym for Global Architectural Development. Avcioxglu established his first partnership in 1990 after graduating from Seljuk University of Architecture. He has won numerous design competitions, writes and lectures on architecture and design, and has appeared on several Turkish TV programs. He is also a partner at terminal-nyc, a forum and retail space in New York for emerging interior and product designers. The team for the Boxer Café included Ufuk Alparslan, project manager, and Sabahattain Emir. GAD Architects, Maca cad. Bronz sok. Basari Apartment 1, Macka 80690, Istanbul, Turkey, (90) 212-219-3852.
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (The Brig, page 162) is a Los Angeles-based firm founded in 1995. Friedman earned an undergraduate degree in architecture at MIT, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and masters' degrees from Oxford University and Harvard. He previously worked in the Portugal office of Pritzker Prize recipient Alvaro Siza. Friedman was awarded a silver medal from the AIA. Kimm earned a B.A. in economics from Cornell and an M.Arch. from Harvard, where she served on the editorial board of the Harvard Architecture Review. She is the recipient of an AIA merit citation and a Fulbright scholarship, which enabled her to study housing in Asia. The partners, who have completed a golf club in Korea and club in Santa Monica, currently have a range of project types in the works. They include a public elementary school in Los Angeles, a senior housing complex in South Central Los Angeles, a restaurant in Hollywood, and residences. Both partners have served on the architecture faculty of the University of Southern California. John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, 701 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, (213) 253-4740.
Grupo Arquitectura (Farca Residence, page 168) was formed in 1980 and has created a diverse body of work throughout Mexico. In addition to ground-up houses and apartment interiors, the firm has created apartment and commercial buildings and designed a range of commercial interiors including a law office and pavilion for Imagen Broadcasting. Rather than depending solely on commissioned jobs, Grupo Arquitectura often develops its own projects. Its architects scout properties, develop appropriate proposals, and assemble investors. Founder Daniel Álvarez was born in Mexico City and studied architecture at the Iberoamericana University, where he later taught. Grupo Arquitectura, Atlanta 143 Col. Nochebuena, Mexico D.F. 03720, (011) (525) 5638554.
Stephen Yablon (Sony New Technology Holdings, page 174) founded his firm in 1995 after serving his enviably fine apprenticeship with, in chronological order, Gruzen and Partners, I.M. Pei & Partners, and Gwathmey Siegel. His academic training came from Washington University and Columbia University, certified with bachelor's and master's degrees respectively. A relatively early assignment was the Vera Institute of Justice headquarters in Manhattan's Woolworth Building; more recent commissions include master plans for several institutions, community centers, Sony installations, and other work for private and business clients including headquarters for AFD Contract Furnishings. Yablon has been a critic/lecturer at Ohio State University, New Jersey, and New York Institutes of Technology, as well as Parsons School of Design. Project architect Brad Farwell is a Yale graduate. Project designer Thomas Abraham graduated from the Cooper Union School of Architecture. Stephen Yablon Architect , 306 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018, (212) 868-1665.
Designers in IIDA Awards
HOK Interiors (IBM e-business Innovation Center, page 184), 9530 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, (310) 838-9555.
Glamorous Co., (Murata Mitsui, page 188), 3F 1-14 Miyamaecho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 662-0947 Japan, (81) 798-33-5339.
Interior Space International (Rocket Science, page 192), 600 West Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60661, (312) 454-9100.
Gabellini Associates (Jil Sander Milan Showroom, page 196), 665 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10012, (212) 388-1700.
Eight Inc. (Virgin Atlantic Lounge, page 200), 675 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, (415) 760-0491.
Burdifilek (Club Monaco Café, page 204), 183 Bathurst Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2R7 (416) 703-4334.
Gensler (Allsteel, page 206), 600 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, (415) 433-3700.
Gary Lee Partners (Madison Dearborn, page 211), 360 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 640-8300.
Designers in forum
D'Aquino Monaco (Matrix, page 66), 180 Varick Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10014, (212) 929-9787.
Curiosity Inc. (Me Issey Miyake, page 71), 2-45-7 Honmachi, Shibuyaku, Tokyo 151-0071, Japan, (81-3) 5333-8525.
Christoff: Finio Architecture (Todd Hase Showroom, page 75), 51 Wooster Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 219-1026.
Sidnam Petrone Gartner (Gianzero Salon, page 78), 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011, (212) 366-5500.
Brett Tipert Design (Herman Miller Showroom, page 82), 110 East 23rd St., Suite 602, New York, NY 10010, (212) 254-4837.
SmithGroup (Leo Burnett Lobby, page 86), 225 Bush Street, 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, (415) 227-0100.
O + a (KODE, page 88), 241 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, (415) 908-1880.
Graftworks (Design Inspiration, Chelsea Loft, page 92), 1123 Broadway, Suite 715, New York, NY 10010, (212) 366-9675.
Photographers in this issue
Christopher Barrett (Allsteel Headquarters, Muscatine, IA), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
Andrew Bordwin (ING Offices, New York, NY; Matrix Office, New York, NY), 70A Greenwich Avenue, #332, New York, NY 10011, (212) 627-9519.
Jim Brozek (Milwaukee Museum, WI), 5730 N. River Forest Drive, Glendale, WI 53209, (414) 288-6807.
Benny Chan (Brig Bar, Venice, CA), Fotoworks, 824 17th Street, #5, Santa Monica, CA 90403, (310) 449-0026.
Paul Czitrom (Farca House, Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico), Nueva York 212-3, Col. Napoles, 03810 Mexico D.F., Mexico, (525) 536-63-59.
Craig Dugan (ING Offices, New York, NY), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
Elizabeth Felicella (Todd Hase Showroom, New York, NY), 998 Amsterdam Avenue, #4A, New York, NY 10025, (212) 662-8039.
Romulo Fialdini (Forum Shop, São Paulo, Brazil), Rua Oscar Freire, 1613 casa 1, 05409-010 Cerquerira Cesar, São Paulo, Brazil, (55) 11-3085-3669.
Scott Frances (Manhattan Residence, NY), 31 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013, (212) 227-2722.
Steve Hall (Madison Dearborn Partners Offices, Chicago, IL; Rocket Science, Chicago, IL), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
Philip Kelly (P.S.1, Queens, NY), J Walter Thompson, 466 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, (212) 210-7635.
Thomas Loof, Studio Ø (Manhattan Residence, NY; Boxer Café, Istanbul, Turkey; Gianzero Salon, New York, NY), 248 Grand Street, #4, New York, NY 10002, (212) 941-7195.
Scott McDonald (IBM e-business Services, Santa Monica, CA), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
William Meepem (Virgin Atlantic Airline Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA), Fresh Stock USA, 11959 Woodbridge Street, Studio City, CA 91604, (818) 760-0491.
Michael Moran (Sony New Technologies, New York, NY), 371 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 334-4543.
Nacasa & Partners (Murata Mitsui, Osaka, Japan), 3-5-5 Minami Azabu, Minatoku Tokyo, 106-0047 Japan, (81) 3-344-44-2922.
Yasuaki Yoshinaga (Me Issey Miyake, Tokyo, Japan), 29-1-505 Hakozaki, Nihonabashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, (81-3) 3669-3997.
Tuca Reines (Forum Shop, São Paulo, Brazil), Rua Emanuel Kent, 58 04536-050 Jd. Europa, São Paulo, Brazil, (55) 11-3061-9127.
Gernot Riether (P.S.1, Queens, NY), 640 West 139th Street, #48, New York, NY 10031, (212) 281-8643.
David Wakely Photography (KODE, Sacramento, CA; Leo Burnett Lobby, San Francisco, CA), 554 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, (415) 861-7503
Paul Warchol Photography (Jil Sander Showroom, Milan, Italy; Herman Miller RED, New York, NY), 224 Centre St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 431-3461.
David Whittaker (Club Monaco Café, Toronto, Canada), 444 Heath Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M46 1B5, (416) 429-0245.
Roy Wright (Design Inspiration, Chelsea Loft, New York, NY), (917) 450-6029, (201) 333-2752.