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Woods Rejoins ForrestPerkins … and More

(February 2017) posted on Sun Feb 19, 2017

News for the week of Feb. 20, 2017

Claudia Woods has returned to ForrestPerkins to lead the firm’s New York design studio as associate principal. Most recently, Woods led the renovation of the Blue Water Grill on Union Square. In addition to an earlier stint at ForrestPerkins, she co-led the studio at Starbucks Design East, served as an associate at Rockwell Group, was a project manager for Yoo USA (Philippe Starck’s residential design and development firm), and worked as a project designer for Clodagh Design on the W Fort Lauderdale hotel.

Claudia Woods. Photo: Courtesy of ForrestPerkins

“Claudia is a highly creative interior architect and designer whose work sparkles with vitality and sophisticated detail,” says Deborah Lloyd Forrest, president of ForrestPerkins, a design studio of Perkins Eastman. “She is also a strong leader who inspires others and excites clients with her vision. I am pleased to welcome Claudia to our New York studio as she returns to ForrestPerkins.”

Antunovich Associates, an architecture firm with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., has hired Patricia Rotondo as a senior principal and director of design for interiors. Rotondo previously worked at VOA (a unit of Stantec), where she served as associate principal and interior design group leader for nearly 20 years, as well as Chipman Design, where she worked as a cvo design principal for three years.

Simeone Deary Design Group has promoted Kate Cropsey, Carrie Tolman and Alicia Gwinn (a 2016 Boutique 18 honoree) to principals. Natalie Phillips also joined the firm as director of art + branding.

The Gettys Group has hired Jeff Bullied as a principal. In his new role, Bullied—who most recently ran his own consultancy focused on working with design and supplier communities in the hospitality industry—will lead the multidisciplinary hospitality design firm’s business development efforts.

Jeff Bullied. Photo: Courtesy of The Gettys Group

G6 Hospitality has named Rob Palleschi chief development officer. Most recently, Palleschi served as TGI Fridays ceo. He also spent 12 years at Hilton Worldwide, where he was global head of full-service brands. G6, which manages economy brands Motel 6 and Studio 6 in the U.S. and Canada, and the Hotel 6 and Estudio 6 flags in Latin America, says Palleschi’s newly created role is the result of its expansion in such markets as Latin America and India.


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