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- Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, Design Architect
- Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, Executive Architect
- Cape Advisors, Inc., New York, Developer
- Douglas Elliman Development, Exclusive Sales and Marketing
- Project Team Directory
Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris
Jean Nouvel, Principal
Ateliers Jean Nouvel is one of the largest architectural practices in France, with over 40 active projects in 13 countries and a multi-national, cross-cultural staff of more than 140 practitioners spanning the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape design, graphics, industrial and product design, interiors, model making, and video and image technology. The firm has won wide international acclaim and numerous coveted awards for museums, concert halls, conference centers, theaters, hotels, multi-family residential buildings, offices, commercial buildings and private residences that it has designed for clients in Europe, Asia and the United States. Recently declared by The New York Times“the most original architect of his generation, ”Jean Nouvel was born in 1945 in Fumel (Lot-et- Garonne), a village in the southwest of France. Educated at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, he worked in the offices of other French architects before launching his own eponymous practice at the age of 30. Rejecting the prevailing Modernist orthodoxy which he claims has stifled much of contemporary architectural practice, Nouvel seeks an original architectural language that weaves together such seemingly contradictory elements as collective memory and projections of the future, decoration and advanced engineering, strong public gestures and levels of great intimacy. This ongoing search has produced some of the most innovative and controversial buildings of our time—buildings that transform the urban landscapes in which they exist, challenge the perceptions of those who live in and around them, and become major urban events in themselves. Nouvel’s unique and often daring approach to architecture is always informed by deep evaluation and interpretation of the sites, contexts, and programs for commissions: “Each new situation requires a new architecture, ”he has written. Over the decades, that approach has yielded such landmark works as the Arab World Institute in Paris (1987), the Lyon Opera House (1993), and the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art (1994) in Paris; the Lucerne Culture and Congress Center (1998) in Switzerland; the Agbar Tower (2005) in Barcelona; the Guthrie Theater (2006) in Minneapolis; and the Quai Branly Museum in Paris (2006). Among buildings now under construction are towers in Doha, Qatar and London, England; the Copenhagen Symphony Hall in Denmark; and the Aquatic Center in Le Havre, France.
Nouvel has received the Grand Prix d’Architecture, the Equerre d’Argent, the French Academy of Architecture Gold Medal, the Borromini Award, and the Venice Biennal Golden Lion. He received the Aga Khan Prize for the Arab World Institute in 1987, and in 2001 was awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. That same year, he was honored with the Praemium Imperiale, one of the world’s most coveted arts prizes. The French government named the architect a Knight of the Legion d’Honneur in 2002, and in 2006 he received the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2006, construction began on Nouvel’s latest landmark tower, 100 11th, along the Hudson River in the West Chelsea district of Manhattan.
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York
John H. Beyer, FAIA, AICP, Founding Partner
Recognized for excellence and integrity in architectural design historic preservation, interior design, urban design and master planning, Beyer Blinder Belle is a firm of 150 professionals working in offices in New York City, Washington DC and Beijing, China. The firm began its practice in 1968 with the belief that cities thrive on the dynamic interaction between past and present. It has consistently expanded the definition of preservation by creating new life in historic structures and respecting the spirit and context of the original, while successfully incorporating the material, operational and perceptual realities of the 21st century. The firm's Design Build Division extends Beyer Blinder Belle's commitment to innovation in design and integrity in construction. Museums, educational facilities, transit centers, houses of worship, theaters and large-scale urban planning projects are among the diverse project types for which Beyer Blinder Belle is known, in addition to commercial and mixed-use developments, residential complexes and government buildings. A founding partner with more than 40 years of experience, John Beyer leads Beyer Blinder Belle in planning, residential, retail and interior design. Commission under his direction have garnered more than 100 awards over the past three decades. Beyer has lectured at Cornell, Columbia, and other universities since 1968, and taught a course in historic preservation at Harvard University. Notable among projects under his leadership are ongoing work at the South Street Seaport Museum, including the preservation master plan, restoration of 13 historic buildings, and design of the new Bogardus building and the Museum of the Port of New York; restoration of Temple Emanu-El, New York; and the exterior restoration of Fenwicks of Bond Street, London. Beyer led the planning effort for the Governors Island Land Use Study; the master plan for the New York State Canal Recreationway and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Preservation and Management Plan; and numerous projects in Brooklyn's D.U.M.B.O district. He was design principal for the retail interiors at Grand Central Terminal, New York, for the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, and for the new School and Faculty Housing and restoration of the President's House at Columbia University. Beyer graduated from Denison University with a bachelor of arts degree and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from Harvard University.
Cape Advisors,Inc., New York
Craig D. Wood, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner
Curtis Bashaw, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner
Cape Advisors, Inc., was formed in 1995 by Curtis Bashaw and Craig Wood as a real estate development and investment firm. Since its inception, the company has grown to have over $1 billion in current development projects, principally in New York and New Jersey. Cape Advisors' experience includes multi-family residential projects, hotels and conference centers, land development, retail and festival retail projects, historic preservation, adaptive re-use, and environmentally sensitive projects ranging in size from $5 million to over $200 million. This broad expertise allows the company to draw upon an array of executive experience and promotes excellence in completed buildings. Cape Advisors strives for a restorative development approach, seeking to integrate community needs and investor requirements with superior design and environmental stewardship. All of the firm's current projects are seeking US Green Building Council LEEDS certifications. Among the firm's hotel projects are The Congress Hall Hotel and the Virginia Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey; The Chelsea Hotel (under development) in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and a hotel conversion in Soho in New York. Significant residential buildings include 210 Lafayette Street (One Kenmare Square) and 19-23 St. Mark's Place in New York City, the Sandpiper Beach Club and the Ocean House in Cape May and the much-anticipated conversion, adaptive re-use and expansion of the landmark Watchcase Factory in the historic Hamptons village of Sag Harbor, New York. The company also has extensive retail and office holdings in New York and New Jersey. Craig Wood brings 24 years of real estate experience to Cape Advisors. He has served as a managing partner in over $1 billion in real estate development projects and in an advisory role in an additional $2.5 billion in real estate developments and investments. Mr. Wood is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Urban Land Institute. He gained a masters of management at Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a bachelor of science, engineering, at the University of Michigan.
Douglas Elliman Development, Exclusive Sales and Marketing
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West Chelsea Development Partners, LLC
Cape Advisors, Inc. (an affiliate of Managing Partner), New York, NY
Gotham Greenwich Construction Company, LLC, New York, NY
Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, France
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP, New York, NY
M. Paul Friedberg and Partners, New York, NY
DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC, New York, NY
BRANDING AND MARKETING DESIGN
Pandiscio Co., New York, NY
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING
Andrea Schwan, New York, NY
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