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Empowering women by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Lauren Rottet Pays Tribute

Architect and Interior Designer Lauren Rottet pays tribute
to Women’s History Month

Rottet’s ongoing commitment to her profession is female-forward

Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, internationally celebrated architect, designer, and founding principal/president and owner of Rottet Studio, acknowledges Women’s History Month, and her continuing commitment to the design industry and to women who create public and private spaces.

A WBE-certified business, Rottet Studio occupies a unique place in the industry – over 60% of their full-time staff are female. Rottet is also the first woman in history to be elevated to Fellow status, the highest membership honor, by both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).  In the past two decades, Rottet has broken new ground with award-winning furniture, office, workplace, and hospitality design.  Her firm’s output totals more than 65 million sq. ft. of built design.

“I was raised by a father who told me that there wouldn’t be a difference between men and women in my generation, and I needed a career so that I wouldn’t need to rely on anybody else.” This is how Rottet described her decision to study architecture, after forgoing a career in medicine. “Fewer than 10 percent of women graduated in my class, but I didn’t really think consciously about being a woman in architecture. I never really thought about it as a male field,” she adds.

“I think probably the best career advice I ever received, was just to listen. You want to immediately come up with a solution or an idea, and instantly respond, but I think if you sit back and listen to the parameters,
to what the client wants, what the surroundings tell you about a project, I think that’s probably the most helpful professional advice one can give.” 

“They always say, ‘Hire your replacement, because then you can do bigger and better things,’” she says about the hiring and mentoring process. “The key to being a good mentor is recognizing when you can’t do it all by yourself, and that you have to teach someone else how to do it. The education of our staff, and of our clients is absolutely key.”

BEST CAR × WORLD NOMINEES

REVEALED: EIGHT NOMINEES COMPETING TO BE CROWNED THE BEST CAR
IN THE WORLD 

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award winner will be announced at The Peninsula Paris this February, as chosen by a panel of judges including newcomers Laurence Graff and Peter Marino 


Eight stunning ‘Best of Show’ winners from top concours around the world have been revealed as nominees for the coveted
 The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.The cars in contention for the 2018 award will now be carefully reviewed by 26 respected judges, all of whom are leaders in their fields of expertise.

A celebration of automotive excellence

The award, now in its fourth year, brings together the finest classic cars in the world to compete for the title of most exceptional car. “My fellow co-founders and I created this award because of our shared passion for motorcars; a passion which I believe lives in many of us from a young age,” said The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited. “This shared interest is what makes the award so special – it has the ability not only to unite friends through common interests, but also remind us of that first spark of excitement at the wonder of motorcars.”

 

The nominated vehicles are as follows:

·         1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible by Murphy, Updated by Bohman: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

·         1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Zagato: Cavallino Classic

·         1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder by Scaglietti: Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

·         1928 Mercedes-Benz 680 S ‘Boat Tail’ Roadster by Barker: Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace

·         1972 Monteverdi 375L High Speed by Fissore: Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance

·         1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

·         1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200C Spider by Pinin Farina: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

·         1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster by Jean Bugatti: Salon Privé

 

An esteemed judging panel

This year sees two new additions to the existing panel of 24 judges: Laurence Graff and Peter Marino.

Laurence Graff is said to have handled more rare and historic stones than any other diamantaire. One of his most recent acquisitions is the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona, the largest rough diamond discovered in more than a century, and a true miracle of nature. Since he founded the business in 1960, Graff has grown to become one of the pre-eminent jewellery houses in the world, and in June 2013 was awarded an OBE for his services to jewellery.

Peter Marino, FAIA, is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, the New York–based architecture firm founded in 1978. Marino’s work includes award-winning residential, cultural, hospitality and luxury retail projects worldwide, and is currently supporting with two of The Peninsula Hotels’ projects under development: The Peninsula London and The Peninsula Yangon. Regarded for his cultural contributions, Marino was recently named an Officer de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture. A keen motorcyclist, Marino owns a KTM Superduke 1290R and a Triumph Speed Triple.

A ‘Palace’-certified venue

The big reveal will once again take place at The Peninsula Paris, on 7 February 2019. Last year’s winning Bugatti emerged from behind the doors of a 10 x 6-foot purpose-built box, illuminated by flashing halogen lights. Those lucky enough to attend this year’s announcement will once again be treated to a climatic reveal and in-person viewing – the content of dreams for automotive aficionados.