Staff -- Interior Design, 8/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Büro für Form und Ereignis
"Driving Force," page 174
principal: Lars Debbert.
principal: Kai Ratschko.
completed projects: A restaurant in the Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, Germany.
current projects: Renovating historic houses in Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
summer: Debbert likes to run and rock-climb.
winter: Ratschko does his ironing in front of a roaring fire.
46-48 Eduardstrasse, 20257 Hamburg, Germany; 49-40-85-40-0280; formereignis.com.
Elliott + Associates Architects
"Oklahoma Pavilion," page 158
principal: Rand Elliott, FAIA.
completed projects: Ackerman McQueen in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and London; an athletic facility for Heritage Hall and the 1001 West Wilshire offices in Oklahoma City; ImageNet in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Houston, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.
current projects: A campus plan for Chesapeake Energy Corporation and a 100-foot-tall public sculpture in Oklahoma City.
honors: Nine AIA National Honor Awards, among 175 international, national, and regional design awards.
poet: Writing verse is always part of his design process, helping him share with clients the feeling he hopes to evoke.
muse: His architecture inspired Dallas Morning News critic David Dillon's monograph Elliott & Associates: Listening to the Land.
35 Harrison Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104; 405-232-9554; e-a-a.com.
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson
"The Twin Cities' Little Sister," page 152
associate vice president: Kara Hill, AIA.
completed projects: Ceridian Corporation in Bloomington, Minnesota; Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota.
current projects: The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory visitor and education center in Saint Paul; the Columbus State University arts center in Georgia; the California State University, Northridge, performing-arts center in Los Angeles.
honors: AIA Minnesota Honor Awards; an American Architecture Award; an IDEAS Merit Award.
far away: As an Aga Khan Scholar, Hill traveled between France and Egypt to research her PhD on the countries' cross-cultural influences.
close to home: She completed her dissertation in just three months, working at her parents' cabin on Minnesota's Deer Lake.
701 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401; 612-758-4000; hga.com.
AC Martin Partners
"A Congregation of Talent," page 186
design principal and cochairman: David Martin.
completed projects: Sanwa Bank Plaza in Los Angeles; a humanities building at the University of California, Irvine; Springleaf Tower, a mixed-use building in Singapore; the Joe E. Serna, Jr., Cal/EPA headquarters in Sacramento.
current projects: A library at California State University, Fresno; the Ventura County Museum of History and Art in Ventura, California; a resort in South Korea.
honors: A BOMA Pacific Southwest Region Earth Award; Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design awards; AIA/San Fernando Valley Chapter awards.
in the arts: Martin, who plays jazz guitar, has shown his watercolors at Michael's Santa Monica.
on the road: His classic car collection includes a 1932 hot rod.
444 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213-683-1900; acmartin.com.
"Heads Up!" page 142
principal: Salo Levinas.
completed projects: A penthouse in Washington, D.C.; Byblos, Cartier, and Hugo Boss in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
current projects: The Dance Institute of Washington, D.C.; service pavilions at the Chicago Botanical Gardens; a modern-art museum in Chaco, Argentina.
book smart: Levinas, along with Cesar Pelli and Rafael Viñoly, was one of 10 architects featured in Arquitectos: Made in Argentina.
newsworthy: From 1983 to 1984, Levinas was architecture editor at Buenos Aires's La Razón.
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 550, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301-652-8550; shinberglevinas.com.
Thrasher Design Company
"Heads Up!" page 142
principal: Jeffrey Thrasher.
completed projects: Residences in southern Florida.
current projects: Restoring an 1822 house in Kentucky; four Icon Tower apartments in Miami Beach.
old south: Thrasher grew up in south-central Kentucky.
new south: He moved to South Beach in 1986.
P.O. Box 398506, Miami Beach, FL 33239; 305-538-9442.
"Driving Force," page 174
principal: Anders Sælan.
principal: Oliver Grundahl.
completed projects: A Samsung showroom, the Birger Christensen fur department, Københavns Lufthavne, Ivan Grundahl stores, and the Reef N' Beef restaurant, all in Copenhagen.
current projects: A headquarters for Avis, a conference center, and a house, all in Copenhagen.
behind the wheel: Sælan rides a Fabia scooter. Grundahl drives a Citroën XM.
behind the scenes: Out of the office, Sælan produces electronic music. Grundahl plays piano.
23B Bredgade, 3rd Floor, 1260 Copenhagen, Denmark; 45-33-32-25-00; 2arkitekter.dk.
"Power Couple(s)," page 168
principal: Monika Haefelfinger.
principal: Austin Kelly.
completed projects: TheKinsing Building, Crave Films, and residences in Los Angeles.
current projects: A fashion studio and residence Õe; in Los Angeles; the Podhotel in Palm Springs, California; a residence and an office-building renovation in Southern California; apartment complexes in Basel and Bern, Switzerland.
on her résumé: Haefelfinger has worked for Herzog & de Meuron Architects and DMJM/ Keating Architects.
on his résumé: Kelly is an alum of Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Eric Owen Moss Architects.
201 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213-625-7002; xtenarchitecture.com.
Photographers in this issue
Peter Bastianelli-Kerze ("The Twin Cities' Little Sister," page 152 ), 218-744-2092.
Diephotodesigner.de ("Driving Force," page 174), 1 Brückenstrasse, 10179 Berlin, Germany; 49-30-275-923-80; diephotodesigner.de.
Art Gray ("Power Couple(s)," page 168), 171 Pier Avenue, 272, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-450-2806.
Tim Griffith ("A Congregation of Talent," page 186), 739 27th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131; 415-640-1419.
Eric Laignel ("Heads Up!" page 142), email@example.com.
Bärbel Miebach ("Roughing It," page 194), 21 Gramercy Park South, 2A, New York, NY 10003; 212-475-7754.
Bob Shimer ("Oklahoma Pavilion," page 158), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-321-1151.
Scott Stulen ("The Twin Cities' Little Sister," page 152 ), 532 22nd Street NE, Rochester, MN 55906; 612-239-8005.
Designers in walk-through
Roger Ferris + Partners ("The Writing Is on the Wall," page 62), 285 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880; 203-222-4848.
Greenhill Jenner Architects ("A Sight for Sore Eyes," page 57), 9 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AH, U.K.; 44-20-7566-2500; greenhilljenner.co.uk.
In "Green Gets Gold" (June, page 86), the office pictured belongs to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The chairs in the conference room are from Krug, their fabric from Designtex.
"Beyond Ikea" (June, page 142) should have mentioned Norway's Design Year 2005 and the Finnish Design Year 2005. For information on Norway's program, contact the Norwegian Design Council; for Finland, contact Design Forum Finland.
The Dada kitchen system pictured in "Market" (July, page 91) is the Vela.