Speakers


 

 

Jamie Drake, FASID, Co-Founder, Drake/Anderson

Jamie Drake,
FASID
Co-Founder
Drake/Anderson

Caleb Anderson, Allied ASID, Co-Founder, Drake/Anderson

Caleb Anderson,
Allied ASID
Co-Founder
Drake/Anderson

Jodi Ann Stasse, Senior Managing Director, Corcorcan Sunshine Marketing Group and Citi Habitats New Developments

Jodi Ann Stasse
Senior Managing Director,
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group and Citi Habitats New Developments

Krista Ninivaggi, Allied ASID, Founder, K&CO

Krista Ninivaggi,
Allied ASID
Founder,
K&CO

Gary Davis, Director of Development, Mack Real Estate Group

Gary Davis
Director of Development
Mack Real Estate Group

Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine

Wendy Goodman
Design Editor
New York Magazine

Alan Siegel, Partner, Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP

Alan Siegel
Partner
Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP

Elizabeth Von Lehe, Manager Strategy and Brand Architecture, ICRAVE

Elizabeth Von Lehe
Manager Strategy and Brand Architecture
ICRAVE

Grace Escano-Maniatis, Design Director, Meyer Davis Studio

Grace Escano-Maniatis
Design Director
Meyer Davis Studio

Kristen Cochran, Interior Designer, Meyer Davis Studio

Kristen Cochran
Interior Designer
Meyer Davis Studio

Randy Fiser, CEO, ASID

Randy Fiser
CEO
ASID
Jamie Drake, FASID, Co-Founder

Jamie Drake, FASID
Co-Founder, Drake/Anderson

Jamie Drake, co-founder of Drake/Anderson, brings over 30 years of his singular, exuberant design sensibility to this newly established multidisciplinary interior design partnership. Arguably the foremost colorist of our day, he distills his vast knowledge of periods and styles with a discriminatingly modern connoisseurship, creating environments that are both glamorous and eloquent, yet always interpreted through the unique prism of each client and assembled with a sense of contemporary comfort. His unmistakable flair, apparent even in his most traditional spaces, is highly sought after by clients such as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, entertainer Madonna, and many in the glittering social scene of which he, too, partakes. Equally adept at appointing a cosmopolitan glass-sheathed penthouse, a sprawling oceanfront estate, or such commercial interiors as a private foundation and a state-of-the-art medical facility, Drake’s prolific work also includes product design. Among his original designs he counts rug collections, furniture, bath fixtures and accessories, fabrics, and lighting. Drake’s work has been featured in virtually every design publication of note, including ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Interior Design, and Architectural Digest (national and international). Among accolades too numerous to mention, he has held a spot for each of the last five years on the latter publication’s AD100 list, as well as A-lists of many other magazines. He was also bestowed with Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars Award for Interior Design, inducted into the ASID College of Fellows and Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame, and was designated by House Beautiful as a Master Class designer. Extremely active in various causes, Drake currently serves as chair of The Alpha Workshops, where he has been a board member for many years. He is a recipient of a Partnership for the Homeless Director’s Award and is a longtime supporter of Housing Works, for which he also serves as chair.

 

Caleb Anderson, Allied ASID, Co-Founder

Caleb Anderson, Allied ASID
Co-Founder, Drake/Anderson

Caleb Anderson, co-founder of the innovative, multidisciplinary interior design partnership Drake/Anderson, comes to this new venture having enjoyed a remarkably fast ascent within the design field. The effortless skill with which he pairs custom creations with furnishings of seemingly disparate styles and periods consistently results in rooms that are witty, elegant, and unexpected. Trained in interior design at Texas State University, he quickly became a protégé of acclaimed designer Jamie Drake—his co-founder at Drake/Anderson—for whom he worked as a designer. He followed this up with a stint in the offices of modernist architect David Mann. Striking out on his own in 2013, Anderson amassed, with breathtaking swiftness, an impressive string of awards and honors: “Next Wave” designer (House Beautiful), one of “Six Faces to Watch” (Lonny), “Rising Star” (New York Cottages & Gardens), “Rising Star of Interior Design” (International Furnishings & Design Association), among others. In addition to the publications above, Anderson has been featured in Traditional Home, Luxe, Domino, and other magazines.

 

 

Jodi Ann Stasse, Senior Managing Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group and Citi Habitats New DevelopmentsJodi Ann Stasse
Senior Managing Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group and Citi Habitats New Developments

Jodi Ann Stasse is a 20-year veteran of the new development industry. As Senior Managing Director of New Developments for Citi Habitats and Corcoran Sunshine, Jodi and her team offer a full suite of services for developers of luxury properties, including market research, unit mix/site planning, design, on-site staffing, selling and leasing. The group has recently been engaged to market several large-scale luxury rental and condominium developments in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens – totaling approximately 6000 units. Prior to joining Citi Habitats, Jodi was the founder and president of Stasse & Co., a leading real estate marketing, sales and leasing firm focused on residential new development in the Northeast United States as well as key urban markets throughout the country.

 

Krista Ninivaggi, Allied ASID, Founder, K&CO

Krista Ninivaggi, Allied ASID
Founder, K&CO

In her newest venture, K&CO, Krista Ninivaggi strives to encapsulate all of her design experiences to fully serve her clients. Before starting K&CO, she served as director of SHoP Architects’ Interior Design Group. While there, she completed interiors for Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Google’s executive offices, and the award-winning New York corporate office of Shopbop. Ninivaggi has received numerous accolades, including Contract magazine's 2014 Designer of the Year and “Young Gun” by Curbed.com in 2013. Ninivaggi received both a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

 

Gary Davis, Mack Real Estate Group

Gary Davis
Director of Development, Mack Real Estate Group

Gary Davis is the director of development for the Mack Real Estate Group (MREG), a fully integrated owner/operator/development company with a focus on urban multifamily projects in high barrier to entry U.S. markets. A licensed architect and urban planner, Davis is currently responsible for the development of projects in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Prior to joining MREG, Davis was a founding partner of Urban Development Partners and was responsible for the design/conception and development of projects including 309 Fifth Ave, The Dylan, and 50 North 5th. Davis’s extensive background in development includes experience at Athena Group, Ian Schrager Hotels, and Edward J. Minskoff Equities. Davis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University.

 

Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine

Wendy Goodman
Design Editor, New York Magazine

Wendy Goodman has been the design editor for New York since October 2007. She was previously the magazine’s interior design editor from 1997-2007, and was fashion editor under editor-in-chief Ed Kosner from 1984-1989. As design editor, Goodman is responsible for the magazine’s twice-annual design issues and regular “Great Room” features. She also produces the weekly online feature “Design Hunting.”

Before re-joining New York magazine in 1997, Goodman was the style director at Harper’s Bazaar under Liz Tilberis, producing and writing style, interior design, and architecture stories. Prior to her work at Bazaar, Goodman covered the world of style and fashion for House and Garden, tracking fashion designers and artists at home and traveling to the Paris, Milan, and New York shows. Goodman returned to House and Garden as design director in 2007, but returned to New York after House and Garden ceased publication. Goodman is the co-author, with Hutton Wilkinson, of Tony Duquette, published in 2007 by Abrams. Her second book for Abrams, The World of Gloria Vanderbilt, was published in 2010.

 

Alan Siegel, Partner, Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP

Alan Siegel
Partner, Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP

Alan Siegel serves as national legal counsel to the American Society of Interior Designers. He is general counsel for the Association for Contract Textiles Inc. and the Decorative Fabrics and Furnishing Association. He is the co-author of A Guide to Business Principles and Practices for Interior Designers, published by Whitney Library of Design.  A very frequent lecturer at design events, Alan draws upon his extensive  experience representing the legal and business interests of interior designers, architects, design trade sources, product designers, and others, concentrating in the areas of contract law, commercial law, construction law, corporate law, licensing, intellectual property rights, and general business law.

 

Elizabeth Von Lehe, Manager Strategy and Brand Architecture, ICRAVE

Elizabeth Von Lehe
Manager Strategy and Brand Architecture, ICRAVE

After working in product design on everything from fashion to furniture, Elizabeth joined ICRAVE in 2011 to incorporate her experience into architectural and interior design concepts. Since joining ICRAVE, Elizabeth has worked on every phase of design from concept through construction on countless restaurant and hospitality projects including Le District, The Little Beet and STK Rebel. She leads the strategy and brand architecture group, helping clients redefine themselves and their industries by using the techniques of experience design.

Her notable projects include working with one of the largest food operators in the nation on strategizing and reimagining the campus of 2020, the initial concept design and brand rollout for MADE Market, a new prototype food & beverage concept for DoubleTree Hotels, and the development of a new quick service salad concept in New York.

Prior to joining the ICRAVE team, Elizabeth worked as a product designer for Target Corporate Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN and Shanghai, China. Elizabeth received her Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University.

 

Grace Escano-Maniatis Design Director, Meyer Davis Studio

Grace Escano-Maniatis
Design Director, Meyer Davis Studio

Grace Escano-Maniatis has been practing interior design for eleven years. Focusing on luxury hospitality and residential design, Escano-Maniatis’ recent projects include Relevant project experience: 1Hotel, Miami; Dream Hotel, New York; IHeart Radio West Theater, Burbank; and Equinox, Los Angeles.

 

 

Kristen Cochran, Interior Designer, Meyer Davis Studio

Kristen Cochran,
Interior Designer, Meyer Davis Studio

Kristen Cochran has five years of interior design experience, with a focus on hospitality design. Recent projects Cochran has worked on include, 1Hotel, Miami; Beachcraft, Miami; W Hotel Lakeshore, Chicago; W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale; Langham Place, New York; and Equinox, Los Angeles.

 

Randy Fiser, CEO, ASID

Randy Fiser
CEO, American Society of Interior Designers

Randy W. Fiser is CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He oversees the Society’s strategic planning, financial management, and national operations for the organization’s nearly 26,000 members who work across all sectors of residential and commercial interior design. He leads the network of 48 ASID chapters throughout the United States and Canada to advance the profession, communicating the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience and to transform lives. Dedicated to advancing community and economic development, Fiser brings to his role a unique point of view about the capacity of design to make a positive impact on human health, well-being, and productivity. Prior to ASID, Fiser held leadership roles in strategic management, finance, operations, programs, and planning with Achieve Inc., Make It Right, the Fannie Mae Foundation, and Booz Allen Hamilton.