by masters of their craft
Giorgio Armani is the President and CEO of one of the world’s most legendary fashion and lifestyle design houses. He oversees both the company’s strategic direction and all aspects of design and creativity, presiding over a stable of collections that includes his signature Giorgio Armani line, Giorgio Armani Privé, Emporio Armani, Armani Collezioni, AJ | Armani Jeans, A/X Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa.
Armani’s interior design work includes the Armani Hotels in Dubai and Milan created with Emaar Properties, and Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio’s projects in Istanbul, Turkey, with Maçka Residences, in Mumbai, India, with The World Towers, in Manila, Philippines, with Century Spire and in Chengdu, China, with Art Residence by Armani/Casa.
The work of Pelli Clarke Pelli has been internationally recognized with hundreds of awards for design excellence, including over 40 design awards from national, regional, and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2004, the firm was given the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Petronas Towers. In 1995, the AIA awarded César Pelli the Gold Medal, which recognizes a lifetime of distinguished achievement and outstanding contributions. In 1991, Pelli was selected as one of the 10 most influential living American architects. In 1989, Pelli Clarke Pelli was the recipient of the AIA’s Firm Award.
Founded in 1970 by Michael Dezer, and now headed by Gil Dezer, Dezer Development has grown to encompass unique and strategic holdings in New York, Florida, and Las Vegas. The Dezers began acquiring oceanfront hotel properties in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, in 1995, and are credited as major players in the rebirth of the area. In addition to their Miami Beach properties, the Dezers’ New York holdings encompass more than 20 properties, including the Simon Dezer Building on Fifth Avenue, the Dezerland, the Chelsea Antiques Building, The Chelsea Design Center, and the Chelsea Arts Forum – comprising a total of more than 1 million square feet of loft office space in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood.
Jorge M. Pérez is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Related Group, the nation’s leading developer of multifamily residences. In August 2005, Time magazine named Pérez one of the top 25 most influential Hispanic people in the United States. Under his direction, The Related Group and its affiliates have redefined the South Florida landscape. Since its inception more than a quarter of a century ago, the firm has developed and/or managed more than 80,000 apartments and condominium residences. The Related Group is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States.
The Sieger Suarez architectural partnership celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 as the premiere firm specializing in the diversified field of luxury high-rise residential design and development. Owned and managed by Charles M. Sieger and Jose J. Suarez, the firm has received a multitude of awards and both peer and community recognition for its outstanding work. Sieger Suarez is considered to be one of the most innovative, design-forward, comprehensive, one-stop architectural firms in the Southeast United States. Since its inception, the firm has designed in excess of $10 billion of residential properties.
Enzo Enea’s firm, Enea GmbH, is one of the leading landscape architecture firms in the world. The firm is widely recognized for the design and construction of private gardens and terraces, restaurants, hotel and resort environments, corporate gardens, public parks, and golf courses. Enea began as an industrial designer but quickly turned to the study of landscape architecture in London. Upon receiving his degree, he traveled extensively then returned to Switzerland where he transformed his father’s garden decoration business into the first class company Enea GmbH is today.