Chicago VIP Luxury Gala

September 14, 2016
5:30-8 pm
First Floor, Merchandise Mart, Chicago

Celebrate the Signature Event of the Chicago Design Summit

Join the leaders in the luxury marketplace as we honor the Midwest’s best in residential interior furnishings, architecture, interior design and residential development. Help us toast the inductees of the second annual Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame. Celebrate with your industry peers and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and conversation at the Chicago VIP Luxury Gala.

Tickets $100 per person
Business Attire

Honored for their achievements and contributions to design, this year’s recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement
Mick De Giulio, Principal, de Giulio kitchen design
Darcy Robert Bonner Jr., Founder & Principal, Darcy Bonner and Associates
Interior Designer
Alessandra Branca, Branca
Residential Developer
James Loewenberg, FAIA, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Development Group

Host Committee

Richard Abbott
President, Paris Ceramics

Michael Abraham
Principal, Michael Abraham Architecture

Michael Abrams
Principal, Michael Abrams Limited

Chad Allman
President, Bramco Construction

Anthony Ascione
Vice President, Sales, Sub-Zero Group

Jeannie Balsam
Principal, Jeannie Balsam Interiors

John Blaine
CEO, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Alan Blaustein
President + Group Publisher, Luxe Interiors + Design

Janet Blutter Shiff
President, Blutter/Shiff Design Associates

Pat Borg
President, NEFF of Chicago

Andrew Bowyer
President, Middlefork LLC

Annette Bravard
Vice President, Residential Direct Sales & Marketing, Pella

Joe Caminiti
President, Caminiti Associates, Inc.

Ted Chappell
President, Ann Sacks

Patrick Coveny
President, Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago

Joan Craig
Partner, Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors

Rama Dandamudi, MD
President, Snaidero Chicago & Plain & Fancy Chicago

Christopher Derrick
President, Chicago Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Bryan Dicker
President, Holland & Sherry

James Dolenc
Principal, jamesthomas Interiors

Nancy Epstein
Founder & CEO, Artistic Tile

Zurich Esposito
Executive Vice President, AIA Chicago

Laurel Feldman
Principal, Laurel Feldman Interiors

Katherine Flaherty
Vice President, Vornado | Merchandise Mart

Jase Frederick
Founder & Principal, JF Designs

Gordon Gill
Founding Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Brian Goldberg
Founding Partner, LG Development Group

Julie Hacker, FAIA
Principal, Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects

Jeff Harting
President, GTH Architects

Marvin Herman
Marvin Herman & Associates

Tracy Hickman
Principal, Hickman Design Associates

Martin Horner
Principal, Soucie Horner, Ltd

Holly Hunt

Steve Kadlec
Principal, Kadlec Architecture + Design

David Kaufman
Principal, Kaufman Segal Design

Erik Kolacz
Co-Founder & Group Creative Director, Contrast Design Group

Tom Konopiots
Principal, Vincere Ltd

Jessica Lagrange
Founder & Principal, Jessica Lagrange Interiors

Matt Lederer
President, Mahogany Builders

Gary Lee
President, Gary Lee Partners

Alan Lev
President & CEO, Belgravia

Phillip Liederbach
Founder & Partner, Liederbach and Graham Architects

Margaret McCurry
Principal, Tigerman McCurry Architects

John Morgan
President & Founder, Savane Properties

Elissa Morgante
Principal, Morgante Wilson Architects

Rodger Owen
President, BGD&C

Warren Pearl
President, Lefroy Brooks and Cooper & Graham

Christopher Peacock
President & CEO, Christopher Peacock

Randy Pittard
President & Owner, Bentwood Luxury Kitchens

Frank Ponterio
Principal, Frank Ponterio Interior Design

Kathryn Quinn
Principal, Kathryn Quinn Architects

Greg Rohl
President, Western Division ROHL

Principal, Richar Interiors

Steven Rugo
Principal, Rugo/Raff Ltd.

Linda Searl
Principal, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

Niki Serras
Owner, Scavolini Store Chicago

Thomas Shafer

A. Alex Shuford III
CEO, Century/Hancock & Moore

Scott Simpson
Principal, Scott Simpson Builders

Brian Snow
Principal, SemelSnow Interior Design

Chad Stark
Senior Vice President, Stark Carpet

Kevin Toukoumidis
Founder & Principal, dSPACE Studio Architecture

Russell G. Towner
President, Baker Furniture

Spiro Tsaparas
CEO, Centaur Construction

Christofer von Nagel
President and CEO, BSH Home Appliances

Chip von Weise
Principal, von Weise & Associates

Howard Weiner
Principal, Chicago Development Partners