Creative & Technology Advisor: BRAN FERREN/APPLIED MINDS
APPLIED MINDS was co-founded by BRAN FERREN, the former President of R&D for Walt Disney Imagineering (and Guild Hall’s Technical Director in the 1960s while he was still enrolled at East Hampton High School). One of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Ferren is a master of the arts & sciences. Equal parts artist + designer & scientist + engineer, he is an expert on leveraging curiosity and creativity to inspire innovation. Ferren is Chief Creative Officer of Applied Minds, a company that for 20 years has provided advanced technology, creative design, and consulting services to both commercial and government clients including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Cubic Corporation, Boeing, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, John Deere, Scientific Games, Sony, Herman Miller, Intel Corporation, L-3 Communications, Genworth Financial, UCLA, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress.
Architect: PETER PENNOYER ARCHITECTS
PETER PENNOYER ARCHITECTS (PPA) is a 50-person firm of architects, interior designers, and related professionals based in Manhattan. Principal Peter Pennoyer is an expert on historical buildings and a regular on the AD 100 List. Founded in 1990, PPA is recognized as a leader in new construction, renovation, and historic preservation for residential, commercial, and institutional commissions across the United States and abroad. Their work is characterized by sophisticated detail, high quality craftsmanship and a nimble balance between comfort, beauty, modernity and continuity with the past.
Construction: BEN KRUPINSKI BUILDER
Stratton Schellinger and Ray Harden became owners of BEN KRUPINSKI BUILDER (BKB) in 2018 having worked with the firm for 31 years and 16 years respectively. With a track record for hands-on project management, the long-time associates have been instrumental in growing BKB into the region’s premier builder and general contractor. Priding themselves on achieving the finest results, they share a mutual passion for delivering consistent excellence to each client and every scope of the project.
Landscape: HOLLANDER DESIGN|LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
HOLLANDER DESIGN | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS is a New York-based firm known for designing estates and gardens around the world. Principal Edmund Hollander is recognized for finely crafted landscapes from the Hamptons to Hong Kong. The firm’s talent is comprised of a staff of 25 landscape architects, environmental planners and horticulturists working across three offices in New York City, Sag Harbor and Chicago. The firm’s approach to a site’s natural ecology, its architectural ecology, and its human ecology – meaning the ways in which people will use the property – creates places of enduring beauty that respect and connect with the surrounding environment.
Owner’s Rep: JON MAASS and PAMELA TORRES
Jon Maass is an architect, builder, and maker of things. Jon received degrees from the University of Michigan and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, where he was amongst the first recipients of the Menschel Fellowship. His history of designing and building structures informs and supports his work as an owner’s representative, helping numerous cultural institutions realize new mission-driven projects and restore important cultural touchstones. His work is process driven, emphasizing proper planning at the project’s outset and relentless pursuit of its stated goals. Past clients include the Toledo Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, the Gustav Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Smith College in Northampton, MA, and the Museum of Nebraska Art.
Pamela Torres has a Master’s degree in Advanced Building Technology from SUNY Buffalo New York and holds a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of the Philippines. She is an architect who worked on a wide range of projects with architecture and design firms in New York, Miami, Boston, Shanghai and San Francisco before transitioning to owner’s representation and project management. Notable experience includes the SANAA-designed Grace Farms community place in New Canaan, Connecticut, and the exterior restoration of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Project renderings courtesy of Peter Pennoyer Architects.
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