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Introduction

Rottet Studio is an international architecture and design firm with an extensive portfolio of corporate and hospitality projects for the world’s leading companies and brands. In the last decade, Founder Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA has developed Rottet Studio into one of the finest interior design practices in the United States, which is consistently ranked among the corporate and hospitality Top 100 Design Giants by Interior Design magazine and was recently recognized as one of the Top 3 Most Admired Design Firms in the World.

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The WBE-certified firm boasts more than 40 million square feet of built design and a vast array of award-winning projects and furniture designs. The firm’s principals have worked together for as many as 35 years offering a broad range of services including architecture and interior design, furniture design, graphic design, product design, branding and art selection.

Rottet Studio is known in the marketplace as innovators, not followers. Reflecting a desire to improve the human experience through the built environment, Rottet Studio provides innovative architectural solutions characterized by precise detail and direct response to the client’s goals.

Through thoughtful design, we deliver environments that not only satisfy our clients’ needs, but allow them to achieve a level of enjoyment and success beyond their expectations because we create more efficient, less expensive, healthier, and in the long run, much better investments through timeless sustainable design.

With best-of-class design professionals in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai, Rottet Studio is ideally positioned to exceed clients’ expectations.

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Biography

Lauren Rottet is one of the most-celebrated interior architects in the world today with an extraordinary record of awards, publications, lectures, juries and honors. Ms. Rottet is the only woman in history to be elevated to Fellow status by both the American Institute of Architects and International Interior Design Association. She also holds the coveted titles of Interior Design Hall of Fame and Interiors (now Contract) Designer of the Year and Lifetime Appointee to the U.S. General Services Administration’s National Register of Peer Professionals for Design Excellence. In 2006, Rottet was inducted as an Inaugural Member of the Women in Design Hall of Fame. In 2010 she served as a juror in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and in 2012 was named Boutique Design Designer of the Year. Most recently, in 2014, Ms. Rottet was inducted into Hospitality Design magazine’s legendary Platinum Circle, the magazine’s highest honor for design professionals. Ms. Rottet’s furniture and product designs have earned her four gold medals for Best of NeoCon and a Chicago Athenaeum Award.

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After graduating with a bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the University of Texas with Highest Honors, Ms. Rottet began her career in San Francisco, where she practiced with the accomplished residential design firm Fisher Friedman Associates. Ms. Rottet relocated to Chicago to join Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and focus on high-rise office design. Her work with SOM took her back to Texas where she was Senior Designer on several major high-rise buildings, museums and planning projects. When the building boom stopped, Rottet focused her creative energies on interiors and was soon asked by SOM to start an Interiors practice in Los Angeles. After successfully building that practice, Rottet and several SOM partners joined forces to create the architecture and interiors firm, Keating Mann Jernigan Rottet. After expanding from a staff of six to sixty in only four years, the partners joined Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall (DMJM) to further expand their growing practice. Ms. Rottet was Principal-in-Charge of the interiors practice, DMJM Rottet, for fourteen years. In 2008, she left DMJM to form the privately held, WBE-certified, Rottet Studio with a team of architects and designers she has worked with for as many as 25 years.

Ms. Rottet is known for her expertise and leadership in the Design of Office Environments and has created offices for many of the Fortune100 Companies including Goldman Sachs, Disney and GE as well as the top International Financial Service and Law Firms. In particular she is sited for her expertise in advancing office design to reflect a current approach based on technology and contemporary methods of working. Years ago, her furniture designs set the standard for the Law Office work wall and she is currently developing furniture to accommodate the new way of working. With over 40 million sf of built office and Law firm experience, Ms. Rottet continues to lead the industry in innovative thinking and design.

Ms. Rottet finds the design of the interior environment particularly challenging and satisfying, combining psychology, theater, art and architecture with the use of unlimited media. Ms. Rottet is one of the few designers whose work in both Commercial office and Hospitality is celebrated and award winning. She finds this an asset to her commercial projects as her expertise in hospitality allows her to bring a more dynamic approach to office design. Her distinct design approach, characterized by precise detail and architecturally-driven solutions, reflects her 25 years of professional practice, as well as a commitment to improve the human experience through the built environment.

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Background & Realizations

Rottet Studio is an international architecture and design firm with an extensive portfolio of corporate and hospitality projects for the world’s leading companies and brands. In the last decade, Lauren Rottet has built one of the finest interior architecture and design practices in the United States and is currently ranked an Interior Design Giant among both hospitality and corporate firms. The WBE-certified firm boasts more than 40 million square feet of built projects and a vast array of award-winning spaces and furniture designs.

Corporate

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Appropriate design is never predetermined; it is the result of an in-depth process investigating the culture, identity and goals of the owner and brand. Our experience has revealed that every aspect of this process is important to achieving a strong design concept.

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A strong concept, with a clear focus on the big picture, establishes a set of criteria around which decisions are made and priorities are set. Each project is viewed in its entirety, followed by a concentration on details. Our responsibility is to exceed the client’s goals and expectations by creating a concept that improves functionality, efficiency, flexibility and productivity, without sacrificing design integrity.

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Brand culture and identity should be expressed in all aspects of the design. Today, more than ever, design is dictated by a variety of business and aesthetic concerns: identity, culture, attitudes, fashion and financial performance. Thus, a good design is one that complements a brand’s image, addresses operational efficiency and accommodates future changes.

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Rottet Studio firmly believes that our first priority is to deliver superior service to our clients. In every project, we leverage our total resources to ensure that each client receives individualized attention and remains appropriately involved in all design decisions. Our continued relationships with numerous clients are the greatest testimonial to our firm’s commitment to service.

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Rottet Studio’s design approach reflects the long-standing association of the firm’s principals, who have worked together as many as 25 years. Balancing aesthetic and spatial considerations with economic realities and a concern for the quality of the guest experience, we have built a reputation for designs that are successful both in responding to project requirements and in setting new design standards.

Hospitality

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In the last decade, Founder Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA has developed Rottet Studio into one of the finest interior design practices in the United States, which is consistently ranked among the corporate and hospitality Top 100 Design Giants by Interior Design magazine and was recently recognized as one of the Top 3 Most Admired Design Firms in the World.

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The WBE-certified firm boasts more than 40 million square feet of built design and a vast array of award-winning projects and furniture designs. The firm’s principals have worked together for as many as 30 years offering a broad range of services including architecture and interior design, furniture design, graphic design, product design, branding and art selection.

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Rottet Studio is known in the marketplace as innovators, not followers. Reflecting a desire to improve the human experience through the built environment, Rottet Studio provides innovative architectural solutions characterized by precise detail and direct response to the client’s goals.

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Through thoughtful design, we deliver environments that not only satisfy our clients’ needs, but allow them to achieve a level of enjoyment and success beyond their expectations because we create more efficient, less expensive, healthier, and in the long run, much better investments through timeless sustainable design.

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With best-of-class design professionals in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai, Rottet Studio is ideally positioned to exceed clients’ expectations.

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Rottet Furniture Collection

The Rottet Furniture Collection reflects her embrace of sleek lines and contemporary furniture shapes interspersed with traditional materials, such as rattan and wood. The Cubist line includes tables with origami-inspired folded edges and crumpled, faceted planes, while the Montauk Gray line is inspired by Rottet’s midcentury Long Island abode designed by George Nelson, with acrylic bases contrasting against the solid tabletops and chair shells to give them the illusion of floating. It’s not Rottet’s first foray into residential product design – the Evaneau sofa she designed for her own home has been a best-seller for 20 years – but it’s her largest collection to date.

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The Most Iconic Projects

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The St. Regis Aspen Resort Aspen, CO 189 Keys The St. Regis Aspen Resort retained Rottet Studio to conceptualize a quintessential mountain manor similar to what John Jacob Astor, the visionary behind the St. Regis brand, would have designed during the Gilded Age for the seasoned traveler.

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The Resort is the contemporary version of a Gilded Age mountainside manor which provides an uncompromising base for arbiters of fine food and wine, connoisseurs of culture and adventure seekers. The $40 million interior and exterior renovation represents the new standard of luxury design in Aspen and holds true to the style and elegance of the St. Regis brand.

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The design is a unique blend of historic luxury and tradition with the unpredictable addition of contemporary art and attitude, underscored by clever furnishings and accessories. The deliberate design and structural updates speak to the sensibilities of Aspen residents and guests.

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Aspen is a very unique place in the world – a physical and cultural paradise that is inspiring in itself. The hotel emulates what is unique about the region and making the building feel more a part of its natural surrounding was core to the design team’s perspective. The team focused on enhancing the feeling of the indoor/outdoor connection, bringing natural light into the space and creating a design that encouraged guests to engage with the environment.

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In fact, the design was directly inspired from the colors and seasons of Aspen – looking out in the summer onto brilliant green grasses, blue skies and this unusual color of light violet gray that permeates like nowhere else in the world. Even the furniture in the lounge is arranged in such a way to encourage guests to take refuge by the fireplace and large windows and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of their surroundings.

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The floor plan was completely restructured to allow panoramic views of the mountain from anywhere in the hotel and to improve operations and guest accommodations. Through the dark metal frame glass doors, the entry vestibule invites guests into a large, open reception area with views of the mountain the moment you step inside. The chandeliers that hang in the reception area are a reminder of the class, sophistication and history of the address and provide a welcoming glow upon arrival.

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Emulating a guest suite in a historic late 19th century mountain manor, a subtle mix of winter grays and summer warm tones blend the room with striking outside views and natural textures to create a rustic, yet sophisticated environment. The antiqued oak flooring features a warm, dark stain overlaid with a delicate white wash; an accent rug adds additional warmth.

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Rooms are outfitted with custom furnishings including a leather bed and desk designed by Ralph Lauren. Exquisite marble bathrooms offer double vanities, bathrobes and Remède bath amenities. More privileged of guests have the option of the Loft Suite which boasts dual fireplaces, two bedrooms and two baths or the Presidential suite which offers the pinnacle of luxury and contemporary opulence at its finest: soaring ceilings, designer furnishings, epic mountain views, the latest in technology and a sumptuous king size St. Regis bed.

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Complimenting it all is a 60” flat screen television and baby grand piano. And should you require anything further, your own exclusive St. Regis butler is available 24 hours a day, poised to fulfill each and every request.

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Interesting Facts about Lauren Rottet

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Before she was a design-world darling, Lauren Rottet’s early dreams of success were to be driven to work in a limousine. As it happened, she was just a few years out of college and working as an architect in Chicago when she learned that her landlord worked in the same building that she did and rode in every morning in a limo. Rottet convinced him to let her ride along each day. “I couldn’t afford to eat, but there I was, riding to work in a limo,” said Rottet with a laugh.

Lauren Rottet is a certified architect and designer who possesses a rare energy. She remembers only one time in her childhood complaining of boredom to her mother. Her mother’s response: “How can you be bored when there’s everything in the world to do, go out in the yard and dig a hole?” It was all it took to for Rottet to realize that there was always something to keep her occupied.

Since then, Rottet has been on a blazing course to success. She has received the Designer of the Year award, has become the first woman to ever be both a fellow of the American Institute of Architecture (FAIA) and a fellow of the International Interior Design Association (FIIDA), and she owns the international architecture and design firmRottet Studio.

Rottet Studio has offices in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Shanghai. They are best known for their corporate office design, but they are making a name for themselves designing hotels.

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Lauren Rottet’s Team

David Davis, AIA, IIDA
Principal

David Davis has more than 30 years experience as a designer and project manager. He brings an extensive portfolio of hospitality and corporate interior projects to Rottet Studio.

Richard Riveire, AIA, NCARB
Principal

Richard Riveire is a design professional with more than 30 years of experience shaping modern hospitality and corporate interior environments.

Harout Dedeyan
Associate Principal

Harout Dedeyan has practiced interior design and architecture for over 20 years and serves as an Associate Principal in Rottet Studio’s Los Angeles office.

Patricia McCaul, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal

Patricia McCaul, AIA, LEED AP, has practiced interior design and architecture for over 20 years.

Anja Majkic, LEED AP

Anja Majkic, LEED AP has practiced interior design and architecture for 20 years and is an Associate Principal at Rottet Studio’s Houston office.

Enrique Vela, AIA IIDA

Enrique Vela has more than 15 years of experience as a designer and project manager and is an Associate Principal at Rottet Studio’s New York office.

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Recognition

Her résumé includes high-profile projects from corporate headquarters to hotels; she’s known for her ability to infuse even the most stark space with soft textures and lines, unexpectedly bold art and a sense of motion and freshness. She has been named designer of the year by Interiors magazine, admitted into the Interior Design hall of fame and is one of only eight people – the only woman – to be named a fellow by both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association.

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