Founder of her namesake Los Angeles firm, Wendy Haworth discusses her formative years in publishing, her firm’s robust and growing portfolio, and designing her dream hotel.
Karen Herold, principal of Studio K Creative in Chicago, discusses her time as a fashion student, her most coveted design collection, and building a Rietveld-style chair at age 15.
Cass Calder Smith, principal and CEO of CCS Architects, discusses his bicoastal upbringing, his passion for carpentry, and the most creative commission imaginable.
John Paul Valverde and Miguel E. Vicéns, co-founders and creative directors of Coeval Studio, discuss branding, the thrill of opening night, and their experience-oriented approach.
Siobhan Barry, partner and executive creator director for dash design, explains her recent professional transition, what motivates her, and where she would take Patti Smith out to dinner.
Gin Braverman, founder and director of interiors for gindesignsgroup, reflects on the cities that inspire her, how she defines her firm, and why she feung-shuied her bedroom at 7 years old.
Rick McCormack of STUDIO M c C O R M A C K discusses his greatest challenges, the importance of function, and his unconventional journey into the world of restaurant design.
Brad Parker, owner, operator, and designer of the Hampton Social and the Bassment, reflects on his journey to the hospitality world, his curiosity, and who he always considers in his designs.
John and Vivian Bencich, co-founders of Square Feet Studio, discuss their first memories of design, the challenges of designing the restaurant Staplehouse, and being inspired by the Atlanta Beltline.
Rob Polacek, who is partner and chief creative officer of Puccini Group, discusses his early design ambitions, the firm’s expansion beyond the realm of F&B, and his dream project.
Rafael Alvarez, a co-founder of Alvarez+Brock Design and a recipient of HD’s Wave of the Future award, talks growing up in a third-world country, creating restaurants that are experiences, and his constant sketching.
Dan Mazzarini, a co-founder of New York-based BHDM Design, examines the firm’s upcoming projects, family influence, and creating a design narrative.
John M. Sofio, founder of multidisciplinary studio Built Inc., talks artistic beginnings, recent and upcoming projects, and the importance of executing a singular thought.
Richard Bloch, founder of Richard Bloch Architects, discusses his varied career, the challenges of being a young architect, and working from the first design idea.
Scott Richardson, founder of Richardson Design, talks creating new concepts with chef Michael Symon, working with startups, and the importance of consistency.
Olle Lundberg, design principal and founder of Lundberg Design, talks about his industrial inspirations, his relationship with Phan, and doing modern architecture in a city with a penchant for the old.
John Tong, the founding principal of +tongtong, discusses his background, his creative philosophy, and nurturing a dialogue of innovation with clients.
Founder of Marina del Rey-based SFJones
Architects Stephen Francis Jones discusses his early life as an architect, the importance of developing strong restaurant concepts, and the possibility of working in Cuba.
Principal Paul Basile discusses experimenting with new styles, expanding BASILE Studio, and building a design from the ground up.
Henry Chebaane discusses his drive to tell stories, the importance of branding, and enabling human connections, transactions, and interactions through hospitality design.
The principals of Studio Collective discuss their
beginnings, working with F&B and design giants, and their desire to
expand their reach.
Principal Anurag Nema talks his early inspirations, his firm’s experimental process, and the trinity of good design.
The designer talks early inspirations, current projects, and the importance of knowing your guest.
Reynolds discusses the link between fashion and interior design, celebrity chef-helmed airport projects, and the importance of lighting a restaurant.
Sotinsky and Fuentevilla discuss their paths to opening their own firm, their accomplishments in Tucson, and taking on hotel projects.
The president and partner of sfa design discusses design, fashion, and luxury worlds
San Francisco-based NICOLEHOLLIS Interior Design
Ever since launching BOX Interior Design, managing partner and designer Cynthia Penner has worked on a slew of restaurants and hotels—many in her beloved home base of Vancouver.
A Q&A with the principal of Munge Leung.
A Q&A with the founder of Jeffrey Beers International
One-half of the founding duo talks about figuring out LEED and the evolution of "mass-tige" in retail
The principal and co-founder of Aidlin Darling Design discusses cross-pollination, the human spirit, and the community-building power of food
The creative duo at Warren Red discuss synergy and natural inspirations
The New York-based designer delves into her newest projects
A Q&A with the founder and principal of Denton House Design Studio
The principals of Evoke International Design talk collaboration, sustainability, and a reverence for Le Corbusier
The president and CEO of EDG discusses culture and design
A Q&A with the founding principal of Northworks Architects + Planners
Emporium Design principals discuss the process behind design-build, sliding doors, and making sandcastles.
A Q&A with Wid Chapman of New York-based Wid Chapman Architects
Senior restaurant designer of CORE talks inspiring chefs, building community via restaurants, and the days of Laura Ashley frills.
The founder of Gate 3 Design talks inventive sustainability, hospitality from an operational perspective, and Michael Jordan.