CARPENTER & COMPANY, INC. Developer Carpenter & Company, Inc. is a highly respected developer with a long and successful history of influential projects. These include Four Seasons New Orleans Private Residences, St. Regis San Francisco Hotel and Residences, The Liberty Hotel, The Westin Boston Waterfront and The Charles Hotel & Residences in Cambridge.
HENRY N. COBB Architect The late Henry N. Cobb was a founding member of one of the world’s leading architectural firms, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Cobb was also the former Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the winner of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on Tall Buildings. Mr. Cobb has designed a number of landmark buildings in Boston, most notably the John Hancock Tower, which is widely regarded as the foremost modern building in the City. The Hancock Tower was awarded the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious 25 Year Award, the AIA’s highest recognition given to a building. Included among Mr. Cobb’s other projects are Fountain Place in Dallas, the ABN AMRO Bank Head Office in Amsterdam and Tour EDF at La Defense in Paris.
CAMBRIDGE SEVEN ASSOCIATES Architect CambridgeSeven is an award-winning architecture and design firm that has worked on a vast array of building types throughout the US and abroad for 60 years. The firm’s hotel and hospitality work in Boston includes the highly acclaimed Liberty Hotel—an artful reuse of a 19th century jail – and The Ames Hotel, a notable transformation of an office building that was originally constructed in 1899. The firm recently completed a renovation of the former New Orleans World Trade Center, along the Mississippi riverfront, to house the Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel and Private Residences, a Carpenter Woodward Development. More contemporary work includes the celebrated Williams Inn at Williams College and a range of well-received hotels throughout Greater Boston. CambridgeSeven, recognized by architecture peers as Firm of the Year, is sought after by international clients for its boundary-breaking approaches to immersive, interactive and engaging visitor experiences and exhibits in museums and aquariums in Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Osaka, Lisbon, Kuwait and beyond.
OFFICE OF THIERRY DESPONT Residential Lobby & Club Lounge Mr. Thierry Despont is an architect, designer and artist with his offices and studio in New York, who specializes in unique and high-end designed residential projects, hotels and museums, and historical renovations. Established in 1980, The Office of Thierry W Despont, Ltd. has acquired an outstanding reputation as a foremost residential and hospitality design firm with an elite clientele in both North America and Europe. Mr. Despont and his office have completed several very high-end hotel projects. Among them are the renovation of the Carlyle Hotel in New York, Claridge’s and The Dorchester in London and the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. Current hotel projects include the renovation of the Ritz Paris and the Dorchester Collection’s new 45 Park Lane Hotel in London.
FOUR SEASONS Since the opening of its first hotel in 1961, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has followed a path of innovation, expansion and dedication to exceptional quality. Now managing over 90 hotels in 38 countries, the Canadian-based company is distinguished by the hospitality industry’s highest standard of service, delivered with friendliness and reliable efficiency. With over 30 years of residential experience, Four Seasons is an expert in property management—dedicated to maintaining long-term value and meeting the needs of the world’s most discerning residential clientele. Year after year, the Four Seasons name tops every world’s best list and earns unprecedented awards, including being honored with the most Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” properties.
MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURGH Landscape Architect MVVA’s designed landscapes are the result of great enthusiasm for the craft of building, resulting in wide acclaim from clients, critics and the public. MVVA has merged as a leader of multidisciplinary design teams of all sizes, still looking for ways to expand the positive influence of landscape. The firm’s projects span North America and have received numerous honors including awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, the U.S. National Park Service, the Municipal Arts Society of New York City, the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Building Stone Institute, the Waterfront Center, Places/EDRA, Progressive Architecture and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.