NoMad Bar and Renwick Hotel Designers See Promotions at Stonehill & Taylor
New York City-based architecture and interior design firm Stonehill & Taylor announces numerous promotions within the firm. Architects Lanna Sokolova and Scott J. Vautrin were promoted to associate, and current associates Nino Scarpaci, Stephanie Liu, Steve Chew, and Paul Weremchuk were promoted to senior associates. On the interiors side, Sara Duffy and Sherry Dennis were promoted to senior associates. Duffy was the design leader for The NoMad Bar , and Dennis was the leader for the soon-to-open Renwick Hotel . Abby Bullard and Nikoletta Stagis joined in the firm’s interiors department as associates.
One of the firm’s principals, Michael Suomi, notes that the promotions will enable the firm to section off groups to offer more in-depth focus for certain markets. “Adding new senior-level management enhances our ability to provide enhanced design services to a larger number of clients,” he says. “As a complement to our existing design studios, it allows us to create new smaller teams which have a specific focus on unique project types, such as time shares and new build.”
The promotions are another sign of growth at the firm, which also recently expanded the 6th floor of its office building, using a rustic-looking table, unique chandelier, and feature wall all by Modular Arts to create a casual but sophisticated lounge area.
In addition to interiors, Stonehill & Taylor specializes in new building construction, renovations, and historic preservation with a special emphasis on hotels with historic character. Notable recent projects include the Ace Hotel, the Novotel Times Square, and the Refinery Hotel. Stonehill & Taylor also spearheaded design at The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine, a chic, media-themed hotel housed in converted the historic offices of Portland Press Herald. Additionally, the firm designed The Crosby Street Hotel, the first LEED gold-certified hotel in New York City, and is responsible for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis’ recent renovation using only locally made goods.