Staff -- Interior Design, 9/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Victoria Blau Architect
SoHo So High
principal: Victoria Blau.
completed projects: Apartments and the pediatric in-patient ward at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York; Old Westbury Equestrian Center in New York.
current projects: An apartment in New York; a house in Greenwich, Connecticut.
love it: "Metals with a natural patina."
over it: "Glass mosaic tiles, especially if they're multicolored and used as a kitchen backsplash."
200 Park Avenue South, Suite 1310, New York, NY 10003; 212-529-2050; vblau.com.
25 Years Strong
completed projects: Residences in New York; East Hampton, New York; and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Elektra Entertainment Group in New York. Guest rooms for the Miraval Spa and Resort in Catalina, Arizona.
current projects: YogaWorks and a town house in New York; a 200-room hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
honors: International Spa Association Visionary Award.
splurge: Buying a three-seat sofa by Le Corbusier.
urge: Designing the More Comfort sofa in 1998.
670 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012; 212-780-5300; clodagh.com.
Extra, Extra! Read All About It
design director: Lydia Gould.
completed projects: Offices in New York and Washington, D.C.
current projects: Offices in New York.
her collection: American and English 18th- and 19th-century decorative boxes, tables, and cabinets.
principal: Edward Wood.
completed projects: Offices at Reed Smith, lobby at UBS, and sports division of Creative Artists Agency, all in New York; Brown Rudnick in Washington, D.C.
current projects: Warburg Pincus and Heidrick & Struggles in New York; Ropes & Gray in Boston.
his collection: Vintage glass, including Blenko and Venini.
1230 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10020; 212-492-1400; gensler.com.
Hariri & Hariri Architecture
Light as Air
founder and principal: Gisue Hariri.
founder and principal: Mojgan Hariri.
completed projects: JSM Music Studios and Juan Valdez Café in New York; residences in New York and Sagaponack, New York; a chandelier for Swarovski's "Crystal Palace."
current projects: Sternbrauerei Salzburg residential project in Austria; Two Arts Plaza, a residential development in Dallas.
honors: Interior Design Hall of Fame; American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Architecture.
uptown: Gisue Hariri likes to wander around Museum Mile.
downtown: Mojgan Hariri spends time at the Union Square farmer's market and Chelsea galleries.
39 West 29th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 212-727-0338; haririandhariri.com.
Shamir Shah Design
It Takes Two
principal: Shamir Shah.
completed projects: Apartments and town houses in New York; houses in Sagaponack, Wainscott, and Scarsdale, New York.
current projects: A five-story penthouse addition and a 300-room hotel in New York; a house in Bondville, Vermont.
commuting to work: Shah rides for 25 minutes on a 20-speed Giant racing bike with Kevlar tires.
communing with nature: He cycled 186 miles through the vineyards of Tuscany on a 30-speed model.
10 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-274-7476; shamirshahdesign.com.
Skid Row No More
principal: Hayes Slade.
principal: James Slade, AIA.
completed projects: Aperture Foundation, 11 Rivington gallery, Montessori Progressive Learning School, and residences, all in New York; a residence in Miami Beach.
current projects: Two condominium buildings in Brooklyn, New York; W Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island; a house in Damascus, Pennsylvania; Barbie flagship in Shanghai; an Ordos 100 house in Inner Mongolia, China.
myth: "American architects spend way more time on their BlackBerrys than European architects," James Slade says.
truth: "We both just bought the new iPhone," Hayes Slade admits.
150 Broadway, 807, New York, NY 10038; 212-677-6380; sladearch.com.
Clive Wilkinson Architects
president: Clive Wilkinson.
completed projects: Paperfish restaurant and Maguire Properties in Los Angeles; Disney Store headquarters in Pasadena, California; Google in Mountain View, California; Mother in London.
current projects: Vitra headquarters in Birsfelden, Switzerland; Nokia in Helsinki, Finland; Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Australia; KCRW radio station in L.A.
honors: Interior Design Hall of Fame and BoY Awards; AIA Honor Awards; Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award.
cinéma: Wilkinson is inspired by Jean-Luc Godard's remark: "Style is the outside of content."
verité: In Wilkinson's own version: "Content is the basis of style."
144 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90048; 310-358-2200; clivewilkinson.com.