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Stephen K. Chin, A.I.A

Stephen Chin is a licensed architect since 1992 and a member of the
American Institute of Architects. His experience includes work on high-
rise architecture, residential architecture, residential interiors, and
corporate interiors. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt
Institute in 1985.
He has been a consulting Project Architect and Project Designer for
several established architecture and design firms including The Studio
of Martha Burns, NBBJ, Iu & Lewis Design, and Manhattan Studio. Prior
to these offices, he worked as a Project Architect at Gensler &
Associates Architects for two years, Fox & Fowle Architects for five
years, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for one year. His
responsibilities covered design development through construction
administration for corporate interiors ranging from 2,000 square feet to
375,000 square feet.
His independent work includes residential projects in New York City,
Westchester, N.Y., Vermont, and Trinidad; a theater project; a
five-story N.Y.C. apartment building renovation; and a 3,000 square feet
office design.




Rita K. de Watteville, Interior Designer

Ms. de Watteville has been involved in a wide range of corporate,
banking & finance, institutional, and residential projects with several
distinguished architecture and interior design firms in New York City.
She received her design degree from Cornell University in 1987.
She has been engaged as a consulting Senior Project Designer and
Manager for Berger Rait Design Associates for the last year, and was
associated with Iu & Lewis Design for three years, Gensler & Associates
Architects for two years, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for six years.
Scope of work entailed extensive programming, program/ site analysis,
stacking & blocking plans, design development, construction
administration, and furniture/ finish/ materials selection. Projects
range from 2,000 square feet to 8,000,000 square feet.
Other work includes small office and residential projects in New York,
Boston, Vermont, and Rhode Island. She has also participated as juror
at New York area design schools and is active with the Cornell
University Alumni Association.

   François de Watteville, Industrial Designer
François de Watteville has a unique approach to design and a style that sets him
apart. He is known worldwide for his "Telephone Sculptures" and his interior projects.
He studied at the Ecole Boulle in Paris before receiving a Bachelor of Environmental
Design from Parsons in 1989 and a Masters of Industial Design from Pratt
Institute in 1991.
He has been a consulting Industrial Designer for several established architecture
and design firms including The Office of Thierry W Despont, JNSA, and Iu & Lewis Design.
He also recieved sculpture comissions from the French government.
He worked on some of the most distinguished houses built in America in the 90's,
and he has been featured in many international publications for his work.
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