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The Big Reveal of the PaperCity Houston Design Award Deciders Brings Mega Talents to the Competition

BY // 02.19.16

The Houston PaperCity Design Awards recognize outstanding residential interior design, interior architecture, retail, restaurant, gallery design, historical preservation, garden design and furniture design, along with other categories. And the judges add major prestige to the competition. Submit your entries now at papercitymag.com/designawards. The deadline for entering is Monday, March 14, 2016.

The 2016 panel of judges for the Houston PaperCity Design Awards has been announced, and it is an impressive roster. Connecticut- and New York-based architect Roger Ferris; Los Angeles-based designer Suzanne Rheinstein; New York-based designer Vicente Wolf; and San Antonio-based architect Vicki Yuan, senior associate at Lake/Flato, will sift through the entries.

On Tuesday, April 12, the winning entries will be announced and presented at a cocktail event at Houston Design Center, with Vicente Wolf, Suzanne Rheinstein and Vicki Yuan as presenters. Winning entries will also be featured in the October 2016 PaperCity Home + Art issue.

Let’s take a closer look at this year’s judges:

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Designer Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her fresh and elegant traditional style. Her L.A. shop, Hollyhock, is a beloved resource for designers; her fabric and rug collection for Lee Jofa is under the same name. She’s a member of the Architectural Digest AD 100 list, and Rizzoli has released her second book, Rooms for Living. Rheinstein will speak and sign books o Tuesday, April 12, at Houston Design Center Spring Market.


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Vicente Wolf‘s impressive portfolio spans projects from residential to hotels and restaurants worldwide, and he partners with numerous international luxury brands to design products. His fourth book, The Four Elements of Design, will be released in April through Rizzoli. Wolf is a member of the Architetural Digest AD 100 list and was named one of the 10 most influential designers in the U.S. by House Beautiful. Wolf will also speak and sign books on Tuesday, April 12, at Houston Design Center Spring Market.


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Roger Ferris launched his celebrated architecture career after graduating from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he was a Loeb fellow. His firm, Roger Ferris + Partners, founded in 1986, has won more than 70 awards and international citations and offers architecture, interior design, master planning, product and furniture design, and graphic design for residential and commercial projects. A book about the firm’s work, Inventive Minimialism: Architecture by Roger Ferris + Partners by William S. Saunders, will be released in June by The Monacelli Press.


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Vicki Yuan, an associate for 10 years at the award-winning architecture firm Lake/Flato, specializes in high-end residential and hospitality projects. Lake/Flato, created by Ted Flato and David Lake in 1984, believes that architecture should be rooted in its particular place, and the firm is known for using local materials and craftsmen to create tactile and modern, envorinmentally responsible and artful structures. Their work has been honored by more than 200 awards, and Lake/Flato was recently named to the Architectural Digest AD 100 list. Along with numerous residential projects, the team also created the AT&T Center spurs Arena and San Antonio Children’s DoSeum.

Submit your entries now at papercitymag.com/designawards. The deadline for entering is Monday, March 14, 2016.


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