NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Champalimaud Design announced the appointment of Edmond Bakos, who will serve as the firm's new Managing Director. Mr. Bakos, a registered architect, served for 18 years as a Principal and Studio Leader at Rockwell Group prior to joining Champalimaud Design.
Mr. Bakos' extensive luxury hospitality and restaurant experience, spanning 26 years, has positioned him as a leader in the design industry. He is recognized for his ability to collaborate with high-profile clients on complex projects to create innovative and engaging guest experiences. Past projects have included the first W Hotel, the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Regarding the appointment, Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder and Principal of Champalimaud Design, stated: "We are all delighted that Ed has joined us as a creative and business leader of our firm. He has a proven record of creating emotionally engaging spaces that achieve his clients' strategic objectives. And, given his strong business management, operations and financial management skills, I have every confidence that he can successfully expand our services and grow our business."
"My career with Rockwell has been thoroughly rewarding, and I leave with the highest respect for David Rockwell and the firm," Mr. Bakos added. "But, I found this opportunity irresistible. I have long admired the work Champalimaud produces, and it is a great honor to become the firm's Managing Director. Working with Alexandra and the strong team she has assembled, we look forward to broadening the creative offering to clients and, as always, focusing our efforts on the delivery of well-crafted and financially successful projects for clients."
At Champalimaud Design, Mr. Bakos will oversee a staff of 35 and spearhead the firm's expansion into new project types that leverage the firm's hospitality focus and innovative approach to create relevant and differentiated design solutions for discerning clients.
Champalimaud is a multi‐disciplinary interior design and planning firm, specializing in bespoke, high‐end hospitality, public space and residential design. Champalimaud's renowned design teams offer services including interior master planning and design, exterior concept direction, residential purchasing services and sales and marketing support. The award‐winning firm is recognized globally for its visionary design concepts and keen ability to infuse spaces with modernity while maintaining integrity, character and sense of place. Headquartered in New York City, the firm was established in 1982 in Montreal by Portuguese‐born designer Alexandra Champalimaud to provide sophisticated design solutions to an international clientele.
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