Hospitality Design - June 2016 - (Page 90)

michelle behr Vice President of Design and Construction Highgate New York The bar at Loews Boston Hotel, designed by Meyer Davis Studio I grew up in a small town in Arkansas with 500 people, one gas station, a library, and a lot of churches. From a young age, I always had a passion for design and architecture. My grandma was an amazing seamstress. She taught me how to use fabrics and materials to make furniture and drapes for my Barbie house, even crocheting little doilies to use as tablecloths. I would cut out the furniture in the Sears catalogues and create floorplans of what I wanted my living room to look like. Legos were also a huge part of my life. One day my mom was watching me build an entire town, and exclaimed, 'Michelle, you should be an architect when you grow up!' With my career path decided, I went to the architecture school at University of Arkansas for one year, but the idea of taking structure classes for the next four years terrified me. I happily switched over to interior design. After college, I made the big move to New York, with little money in my pocket but full of determination. So much determination I found out you and a friend could make the drive to New York in 23 hours, which is perfect when you can only afford to rent a car for 24 hours. We stayed on a friend's floor for two weeks, interviewing for jobs and apartment hunting. I was beyond excited to land a job at SOM, my top choice. I worked on my first hospitality project-the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel in Kuwait- and met my future husband there. After three years, I went to BBG. I worked on the Gramercy Park Hotel, spending 090 June 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - June 2016

Hospitality Design - June 2016
Online TOC
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People: CitySCENE Los Angeles
People: CitySCENE Chicago
Inspiration Busan Opera House by Snøhetta
5 Questions for John Terzian
Profile Matteo Thun
Wave of the Future
Michelle Behr
Matthew Goodrich
Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse
Christina Luk
Teddy Mayer
Kevin O’Shea
HD Awards Projects
HD Awards Products
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - June 2016