Industry Veterans Anthony Schirripa, Theodore Hammer to Co-Chair Architecture and Interiors Leader
NEW YORK, NY – October 10, 2014 – Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors practice, announced that Christian D. Giordano, Principal and Director of Architecture, has been appointed President of the firm. In this role, Mr. Giordano is charged with leadership of the growing firm as it moves into its 100th year in 2015 and beyond. The announcement was made by Anthony P. Schirripa, FAIA IIDA, the firm’s CEO and Co- Chairman.
Mr. Schirripa also announced that Theodore Hammer, who most recently served as president of Mancini•Duffy, is taking on the role of chief operating officer and co-chairman. Mr. Schirripa said, “Together, Ted, Christian and I will take a century of knowledge – the firm’s and our own combined experience – and put it to work to inspire Mancini•Duffy for a new generation of excellence and innovation.”
About Mr. Giordano, Mr. Schirripa said, “Christian brings the remarkable combination of design talent and business savvy to his leadership at Mancini•Duffy, and instills a creative, optimistic team spirit and environment for our continued growth.” Mr. Hammer added, “We have long been a firm prized for smart, cutting-edge design that enabled our clients’ businesses to flourish. With Christian as President, we will build upon that reputation to earn recognition for our own innovative work environment and our ability to deliver architectural solutions as well as interior designs that help our clients achieve their goals.”
Mr. Giordano brings almost two decades of experience to his role as President at Mancini•Duffy, including work for major corporations and developers at HLW and Swanke Hayden Connell in New York as well as the firm Morphosis in Los Angeles. In his role as Director of Architecture at Mancini•Duffy, Mr. Giordano’s portfolio of work and relationships have helped the firm establish a new presence in hotel and multifamily architecture, as well as broadening the company’s service on behalf of some of the largest creative corporations in the nation, especially in the broadcast and advertising worlds. He studied architecture at University of Miami and received his Master’s degree from UCLA. He was recently named to Building Design + Construction’s “40 Under 40” list featuring 40 esteemed industry professionals with distinguished careers, who demonstrated service to their professions and communities, and who are actively participating in charity work.
“For 100 years, Mancini•Duffy has set a standard for merging both great design and smart business practices to inform our work, and we will carry that forward to a new level in our next century,” Mr. Giordano said. “First, we will be our own best client – putting the ideas we identify in our Center for Workplace Innovative to work in our own space, making sure we are fostering an environment that lets us test concepts and flourish with best practices. Equally, we are going to continue to be a fantastic, progressive firm, where the overall happiness of our team elevates our work and our service to our clients and the community.”
Mr. Giordano said his partners share his commitment to the enhancement of Mancini•Duffy’s inventive culture, and the drive to attract exciting young talent to work on both the growing architecture and interiors practices. “We will put great, thoughtful design front and center, and leverage this expertise to solve our client’s problems,” Mr. Giordano said. “Watch for us to elevate our game – a game that we already play at the very highest level.”
Mancini•Duffy is known for designing headquarters operations for many of the nation’s leading corporations, including NBC Sports, Estee Lauder, AIG and KPMG. In recent years, the firm expanded its practice to focus almost equally on architecture and interiors assignments, resulting in the development of hotels and residential buildings throughout the northeast. Mancini•Duffy is recognized for an extensive law firm practice – creating offices and standards that have set standards across the US. Mancini•Duffy’s Center for Workplace Innovation, ground zero for the study of workplace patterns and how design influences performance, is recognized nationally for its commitment to tracking trends and sharing information to better inform all players in the built environment.
About Mancini Duffy
Mancini•Duffy is a full service design firm specializing in architecture, planning, interior design and graphic design services. Founded almost 100 years ago, the firm is headquartered in New York City. Also, as a member of IPID, International Partners in Design, Mancini•Duffy serves the diverse needs of its expanding multi-national client base across the U.S. and in Great Britain, Europe, East Asia and Australia.