Posted 12/6/2012 - 10:50:23 AM
NEW YORK—Champalimaud Design has announced the appointment of Edmond Bakos, who will serve as the firm's new managing director. Bakos, a registered architect, served for 18 years as a principal and studio leader at Rockwell Group prior to joining Champalimaud Design.
According to the design firm, Bakos' extensive luxury hospitality and restaurant experience, spanning 26 years, has positioned him as a leader in the design industry. He is recognized for his ability to collaborate with high-profile clients on complex projects to create innovative and engaging guest experiences. Past projects have included the first W Hotel, the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Regarding the appointment, Alexandra Champalimaud, founder and principal of Champalimaud Design, stated: "We are all delighted that Ed has joined us as a creative and business leader of our firm. He has a proven record of creating emotionally engaging spaces that achieve his clients' strategic objectives. And, given his strong business management, operations and financial management skills, I have every confidence that he can successfully expand our services and grow our business."
At Champalimaud Design, Bakos will oversee a staff of 35 and spearhead the firm's expansion into new project types that leverage the firm's hospitality focus.