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Jamie Drake               DRAKE/ANDERSON

A fixture in New York’s glittering social scene, Jamie Drake is the author of some of
this country’s most glamorous spaces, having completed countless interiors for an
impressive roster of clients, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
Madonna.

A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Drake believes that the best décor
expresses personality and place, and to that end, he creates environments that are
as glamorous as they are inviting and resolutely livable. His recent commercial
work includes a from-the-ground-up medical facility in Florida and a private
foundation in New York City.

He has been a member of ELLE DECOR ’s prestigious A-List since 2012, and was
recently named to the 2016 Architectural Digest AD100 list, a distinction he has
held since 2012. His numerous other industry honors also include his Fashion
Group International Night of Stars Award for Interior Design, his induction to the
ASID College of Fellows, his designation by House Beautiful as a Master Class
designer and his induction into Interior Design magazine’s Interior Design Hall of
Fame. Drake, who received a Partnership for the Homeless Director’s Award in
1996, has long been deeply involved in good causes. He has been a Housing
Works supporter for more than a decade and has twice created vignettes for
Design On A Dime. Drake currently serves as the Chair of The Alpha Workshops,
where he also has been a board member for many years.
DRAKE/ANDERSON

67 Irving Place, 12th Floor
New York NY 10003
212.754.3099

info@drakeanderson.com
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Phyllis Harbinger      Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC

Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID has been running Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC, her own
design firm, since 1993, servicing both commercial and residential clients worldwide.
She is as comfortable working on a suburban residence as she is on a sleek, modern
city apartment dwelling, condo lobby or jewelry boutique. In fact, the combination of
commercial and residential projects, along with the variety of locales and clients’ styles,
creates a spark that fuels her creativity.  Phyllis is also a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner,
which enables her to integrate Eastern methods and theories of design and balance into
her practice.

She is NCIDQ certified, and a professional member of the American Society of Interior
Designers, and has served as president of the NY Metro Chapter and as the Chair of the
Chapter Support Team on the National level.  She is also a tenured Adjunct Assistant
Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.

Currently the Award-winning firm has launched an exciting new book The Interior Design
Productivity Toolbox, published by Wiley, which will streamline the processes and
systems for Interior Designers, Students and the Design/Build community.  The book is
now available on Amazon.com, Wiley.com and bookstores as well!

As a direct result of the success of the book, Phyllis and her team launched Harbinger
Design Consulting, to further her work with Designers and the Design/Build Community,
consulting with entrepreneurs and providing a unique set of tools with which they can
grow and manage their firms.   For available services and packages, please visit
HarbingerDesignConsulting.com.

Phyllis is also available for speaking engagements on a wide variety of topics and has
presented across the country to architectural and design firms, design business
conferences and associations.  Her offerings include IDCEC approved CEU
presentations:    Getting Organized and Streamlining Your Workflow and Representing
Your Brand.  The Team is busy developing four additional CEU presentations set to
launch in 2018!


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

NYS Certified Interior Designer (CID) November 2002 Certificate #000215‐1
NCIDQ Certificate # 017749, July 2002
Certification in Feng Shui Studies, 2001‐Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design
A.A.S. Interior Design, 1993‐Fashion Institute of Technology
Advanced Language Studies, Eurocentros-Barcelona and Madrid, Spain 1984
B.A. International Relations and Spanish, Syracuse University 1983
8 Devonshire Court
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Tel: 914-734-1383
Fax: 914-734-1384
E-mail: phyllis@dcistudio.com
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Alla Akimova       ARCHIVES id

Alla has always had a passion for architecture and art. Her education
started at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novosibirsk, Russia where she
established a broad and solid base for visual sensibility. She attended
the Novosibirsk University of Architecture and Civil Engineering to pursue
her dream of becoming an architect.

Early in her career she worked not only as a designer but also as a
project manager, giving her real world experience in the practical aspects
of how projects get built. In addition to her strengths in space planning
and design she has extensive experience in furnishing the homes of
diverse clientele in the New York area.

Alla continues to expand her practice by enriching her sources of
inspiration. Her 2,500 sf office and rooftop in Midtown Manhattan serves
as exhibit and gallery space for local artists. She is also an avid traveler
and a student of world cultures. The rich artistic influences of the City, the
diversity of its people, and the cultural expressions of the world give rise
to fresh ideas, motifs, and concepts that inform Alla's work.
Firm profile
We are a fusion of architecture and interior design

ARCHIVES id is a multi-disciplinary design practice comprising all the
functions needed to conceptualize and deliver extraordinary projects. We
integrate architecture, interior design, and graphics into an offering that is
personally customized for each client.

Our strong relationships with contractors enable us to create on-demand
access to constructability reviews during the design process. We work
together as a team, eliminating the all-to-common designer/contractor
communication gap. This allows us to offer a true fusion of creative ideas.
Services Offered
Design development
Construction documents
Bidding and negotiation
Contract administration
Furniture and fixtures design
ARCHIVES id
10 East 33rd Street 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
phone   212.685.2715
fax   212.685.6359
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David Kaplan     David Kaplan Interior Design LLC

David Kaplan is an ASID Allied Member and graduated with a BFA degree
from Parsons School of Design.  Prior to establishing his own design firm in
1991, David worked with prominent designers in residential and contract
interiors, as well as garden design.  He taught interior design at Parsons
and was also a participating designer in NYC's Cancer Research Institute
Designer Show House and the A.S.I.D. Scarsdale Designer Show House.

David has been awarded Presidential Citations and Certificates of
Appreciation for Exemplary Volunteer Service as Events Committee
Chairperson for the ASID New York Metro Chapter.  He is presently on the
Board of Directors and is Chair of the Architectural & Landscape Review for
a private community in Bridgehampton, NY and is also one of a small group
of designers selected to be on the Advisory Board for Garden Design
Magazine.

David's projects include residences in New York City, Westchester,
Connecticut, New Jersey, The Hamptons and Atlanta.  Currently, David is
working on a brownstone in Brooklyn, a period home in Pittsburgh and his
own 2-bedroom/2bath condo in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Contract commissions include consulting for various offices in New York
and Toronto, a restaurant in the Caribbean and condominium lobby
designs.  David's work has been featured in various design publications.

PHILOSOPHY

David Kaplan Interior Design, LLC creates living and working environments
with a subtle blend of classic and innovative modern elements to attain an
aesthetic of relaxed elegance.  â€œMerging the interior with the exterior
landscape is at the core of my design philosophy and is evidenced by the
use of natural materials and patterns..  To put a stamp of uniqueness on
each design, David often introduces international products and antiques
while continually seeking out new and exciting artisan-crafted furnishings.  
David also maintains a special commitment to incorporating
environmentally responsible materials within his designs.

Recognizing that each interior is a reflection of the client's personal
expression and lifestyle, David works closely with each individual to be
certain that their interests, taste and budgetary requirements are considered
throughout the process.  With expertise in color, scale and space
optimization, David helps clients avoid costly mistakes while achieving
designs that are well balanced and visually tranquil.

The DKID principle is to attain beauty, harmony and functionality within a
complex world.
David Kaplan, Allied Member ASID
David Kaplan Interior Design LLC
302A West 12th Street # 212
New York, NY  10014
Tel: 212-462-4329
Fax: 212-462-4399
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Silvina Leone LLC

Silvina Leone, ASID, is a renowned, award winning and published New York-based
interior designer with over ten years of experience in the United States and Western
Europe as well a graduate with high honors from the prestigious New York School
of Design.  Silvina can design, source and decorate a Park Avenue apartment or a
country cottage with equal aplomb, elegance and luxurious comfort of lasting value,
all curated with meticulous attention to detail.

Life in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Paris and Rome, and at her weekend
home in stylish Millbrook, NY, placed Silvina from the very beginning of her design
journey in the perfect milieu to develop her rare design talent and sophisticated eye
for color and texture. Since 2000, Silvina has met and established solid
relationships with extraordinary craftspeople, artists and art dealers from around
the world, an essential qualification for clients who not only desire to surround
themselves with superb craftsmanship, exceptional materials and outstanding
interior architectural design, but also for both new and experienced collectors of the
fine and decorative arts.

Silvina is also an art advisor. She received two Master's degrees from New York
University in French and Western European history in 2002 and in French and
Western European fine arts of the 17th and 18th centuries in 2004. During her
studies, she interned at The Frick Collection and at Christie's.

Silvina opened her own design company, Silvina Leone LLC, in 2012, after
freelancing for some years.  That same year, Silvina was awarded the highly
prestigious prize in Excellence in Design by the New York Institute of Classical
Architecture and Design.  Previously, before finding her true calling, Silvina had
earned a law degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1992, followed by a
Master's in Law from Duke University in 1994. These qualifications facilitated a
successful career as a licensed corporate attorney with two prestigious firms in
Manhattan. For Silvina, however, this first career was not an end in itself but a
means to develop her analytical skills and business acumen while preparing to
pursue professionally her lifelong passion for interior design and consulting in the
fields of art and décor. Silvina is currently working on a large scale preservation and
restoration project, a specialized field in which all her skills, training and experience
make of her a qualified advisor.  

Silvina enjoys giving back to the community and has participated in design events
such as the 2013 and 2014 Red Cross White & Red Ball (a Tabletop Design
donation to help people in distress) and the 2014 and 2015 PinkAid Design and
Fashion Show Events (a Chair Design donation to help find a cure for breast
cancer).  Silvina is a member of the Alumni Council at the New York School of
Interior Design.

Silvina's other interests which help her maintain her focus throughout her many
design projects include architectural photography, art collecting, global travel,
historical research.  Silvina enjoys indoor cycling, kickboxing and paddle boarding.  
SILVINA LEONE™, MA
Interior Designer | Art Advisor
ASID | American Society of Interior Designers

917-215-5496
silvinaleone@mac.com
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