While reviewing my meeting calendar for March, it struck me that not everyone may realize how many key people it takes to do a job of this scope. Here’s a list of names and activities to give you an idea:
- Mark Azzapardi of KNG Construction and his job captain Dan Vine run this project. We speak daily, meet formally every Wednesday morning, and get together on other days as well if necessary. When the client is in town, she joins us too. Just this month we had the following consultations:
- Mark, Dan, and I reviewed all the framing issues with the electricians, plumbers, and framers.
- Greg Greenwald of SoundSense is an acoustical engineer. He designed the abatement for walls separating the apartment from the lobby and those around the HVAC units inside and in the garden.
- Howard Werner, a great sculptor, is designing and building a floating shelf with me for the foyer.
- Mario Vrankovic of Modern Air in Long Island City is fabricating the air conditioning system.
- Biagio Lucenti of Lucenti Altay is making the kitchen for us in Italy.
- Gan Leehannanfakul of G2J Design is our lighting designer. We reviewed changes, some new ideas, and the ordering of all the fixtures.
- Amos of Window Tech measured for blinds and shades that he will be fabricating. He also coordinated the electric for motors for all the blinds.
- Tony Loizos of Hi-Def is doing all the audio-visual systems.
- Paul Harness of Plant Specialists is the landscape designer. We met to coordinate the work, and review the electrical issues for irrigation and lighting in the garden. Isaac from his office pruned the trees that overhang our garden.
- Ann Bitters, the client’s trusted Interior Designer from Phoenix has some wonderful ideas for furniture and finishes.
One thing we discovered amidst all these meetings was that the 15 foot ceilings above both baths were unobstructed. I decided to slope the ceilings and continue the theme of the floating cathedral ceiling in the living room. I sketched an idea (below) on site. Then we drew it in CAD and it’s being built.