Based in Miami and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Dubai, Lima and Sao Paulo, Arquitectonica is a major presence on the world architectural stage. Founded in 1977, the firm received popularity and critical acclaim almost from its inception, due to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape. Principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear continue to explore and push the limits of their innovative use of geometry, pattern, and color to introduce a new brand of humanistic modern design to the world. Over the years, Arquitectonica has received hundreds of design awards, and the firm’s groundbreaking work has been the subject of international exhibitions at numerous museums and institutions.
Well-known projects by Arquitectonica include the Microsoft Europe Headquarters in Paris, the Bronx Museum and Westin Times Square in New York, Festival Walk and the Cyberport Technology Campus in Hong Kong, the International Finance Center in Seoul, the headquarters of the Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China in Shanghai, the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Banco Santander Headquarters and W Torre Plaza in Sao Paulo, the U.S. Embassy in Lima, the Infinity towers in San Francis
Meyer Davis is a globally recognized New York City-based design boutique specializing in residential, hospitality, retail, and workplace environments. Founded in 1999 by Will Meyer and Gray Davis, the firm has established itself at the forefront of high end commercial and residential design practices, throughout the U.S. and abroad. Meyer Davis designs seamless physical experiences tailored to their client's individuality, combining principles of great design with a clear vision for the experience they seek to create. The designers consider each new project an opportunity to bring a unique and powerful story to life. Playing with space, form, texture, and light, they develop a visual experience that seeks to compel and inspire.
Meyer Davis believes that great design works on multiple levels, weaving together bold design moves and striking details to ensure that when completed, each project makes an immediate and lasting impact. After two decades of hard work and passion, Meyer Davis has become a definitive fixture in the design world. Key hos pitality brand clients include Auberge Beach Residences, Rosewood Hotels, Four Seasons, Le Meridian, The Ritz Carlton, W Hotels, Loews Hotels, and 1 Hotels. Some of their most recent projects include award-winning Vaucluse, W Chicago Lakeshore, and 1 Hotel South Beach.
Mr. C is a hospitality and residential property brand founded by brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani. Members of the fourth generation of the Cipriani family, internationally renowned for restaurants, landmark event spaces, lounges, and residences, Ignazio and Maggio were uniquely qualified to conceptualize a hospitality and residential brand that would bring the best of the Old World and modern luxury together for today’s most sophisticated clientele.
Both brothers Ignazio and Maggio had experienced hospitality on an international level while working for the family business, and this greatly influenced the development and vision for the Mr. C brand, ultimately, defining the feel and ethos. This mindset is a commitment to making today’s travel experience effortless through sophisticated design, Old World simplicity, and European glamour.
As young travelers commuting between Europe and the United States, the brothers began seeking out ideal locations to launch and grow their brand. They selected the classically elegant community of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles to introduce their first Mr. C hotel. It was followed by New York City, with Mr. C Seaport and Miami with Mr. C Coconut Grove.