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perspectives: industry icons Fifty contributor bios: Josephine Carmen, IIDA, CID Prior to joining the Los Angeles of ce of Perkins+Will in her current position as discipline leader for interiors, Jo Carmen was a founding partner in 1988 of CNI Design, which was acquired by Perkins+Will in 2006. Carmen previously worked for Perkins+Will in the 1960s when she joined its then interior division ISD Inc. in New York. The intervening years included extensive travel and work in Paris, London, San Francisco, and Seattle with such recognized rms as John Carl Warneke and Associates, Carles Kratka Associates, and Walker Associates. Carmen was selected as one of 32 Women of Design by Beverly Russell for the Rizzoli-published book of that name. Stanley Felderman A partner of Felderman Keatinge + Associates in Los Angeles, Stanley Felderman is the pioneer of the “total design concept” and has integrated planning, architecture, interior design, and product design successfully on a host of award-winning projects. Today, he and Felderman Keatinge + Associates, are applying these ideas on a global basis. Neil Frankel, FAIA, FIIDA Prior to accepting the Fitz-Hugh Scott Endowed Chair for Design Excellence at the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Neil Frankel was responsible for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Chicago architectural interior practice. In addition to his academic commitment, Frankel runs an independent studio, Frankel + Coleman. He is one of ve Fellows of both AIA and IIDA and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. In 2005, Frankel was the sole recipient of the (AIAS) Education Honor Award. Years Contract asked 10 iconic design practitioners to re ect on how they have seen the industry change and evolve over the last ve decades where he made a name for himself designing showrooms in New York. Since then, MKDA has applied its intimate knowledge of the real estate market to design of ces on behalf of many of New York’s premier commercial building owners, as well as corporate space users in a variety or sectors. Robert Kleinschmidt Robert Kleinschmidt is founding design principal of Robert D. Kleinschmidt in Chicago, where he is involved in each commission undertaken by the rm. Prior to forming his own rm, he was design principal for Powell/Kleinschmidt, also in Chicago. During his 45 years as an accomplished interior architect, he has gained an intimate knowledge of materials, nishes, furniture and furniture systems, carpeting, fabrics, and lighting. His unique ability to bridge functional systems with the art of design has been an extremely important and much renowned contribution to his work. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois, a Master in Architecture from Columbia University, and is on the membership committee of the Economic Club of Chicago. Neville Lewis, FIIDA, IDSA Neville Lewis was born in Shef eld, England, and came to the United States in 1941. He earned a BFA from Syracuse University and a Certi cate of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Lewis spent his early career at Raymond Loewy, JFN Associates, and Morganelli Heumann. In 1976, he founded Neville Lewis Associates, a highly respected of ce interior design and space planning rm with of ces in New York, Dallas, Denver, and Los Angeles. In 1996 Lewis formed consulting and special projects design rm Iu & Lewis with Carolyn Iu. Lewis is a fellow of IIDA and member of the Industrial Design Society of America. He now teaches design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Ralph Mancini Ralph Mancini has been involved in the corporate interior design industry for more than 50 years. As Chairman Emeritus of Mancini•Duffy, he focuses on his clients’ strategic business goals. During the course of his career, he has lectured at numerous events in the real estate and design elds. In June 2006, the rm celebrated its 25 – 50 – 85 anniversary (Ralph Mancini Associates, founded 1981; Duffy, Inc., founded 1956, and Halsey,McCormack & Helmer, founded 1920). Andre Staffelbach, FIIDA, ASID Andre Staffelbach was born in Chur, Switzerland, and immigrated to the United States in 1962 following the completion of his apprenticeship in interior design in Luzern and Zurich. He is the founder and creative principal of STAFFELBACH, a specialized group of interior architects and designers with corporate of ces in Dallas. Staffelbach was inducted into the International Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1988. He is also the recipient of ASID’s highest national professional honor, the Designer of Distinction designation. Lou Switzer Lou Switzer is founder, chairman, and chief executive of cer of The Switzer Group, one of the nation’s most progressive interior architectural design consulting rms, now celebrating its 35th anniversary. Today, The Switzer Group in New York is the nation’s largest minority-owned interior architectural design rm and is currently among the top 100 American design rms. Margot Grant Walsh After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1960, Margo Grant Walsh joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco, where she spent 13 years, rising to associate director of interior design. In 1973, she joined Gensler as interior design director in Houston; six years later she established the Gensler New York of ce. Soon, client demand for her personal attention and expertise led her to open the rm’s Boston, Washington, D.C., and London of ces. She became founder and managing principal of the Eastern Region Division, a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and Management Committee, and rose to the position of vice chairman 1995. Milo Kleinberg Founder of MKDA, headquartered in New York with a second of ce in Stamford, Conn., Milo Kleinberg immigrated to America from Austria in 1939 and became a draftsman for an architect. In 1959, he decided to strike out on his own, founding MKDA, 28 contract march 2010

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Editor’s Note
Essays from the Past:
The Contract Design Dilemma (May 1962)
Space Planning Symposium (July 1963)
Changes in Workplaces Reflect Changes in Task Structure (June 1970)
Women Need Feminine Desks (June 1970)
Name “Interior Designer” Is a Misnomer Because of Broader Duties (August 1970)
Research Reveals Proper Height, Width, Depth of Furniture, from Office Chairs to Library Tables (September 1970)
Astounding Technology Portends Drastic Office Changes in the ’80s (January 1980)
Is the Office Really Necessary? (January 1989)
If You Cut Your Fee, Do You Bleed? (June 1990)
Design: Retrospective
Essays on the Future:
More Happiness, Less Stuff: By Ray C. Anderson
The Social Aspect of Social Responsibility: By John Cary
Leading in the Global Market: By Ross Donaldson
Technology Trends: By Cathryn Barrett
Inadmissible Evidence: By Michael Berens
Designers Rate: Eight Designers Pick Their Favorite Three Commercial Interiors Products of the Last 50 Years
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