Champalimaud Design appointed Edmond Bakos to the position of managing director. Bakos, a registered architect, served for 18 years as a principal and studio leader at Rockwell Group prior to joining Champalimaud Design.
Bakos' luxury hospitality and restaurant experience spans 26 years. Past projects have included the first W Hotel, the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
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 to create differentiated design solutions for clients.
Champalimaud is a multi-disciplinary interior design and planning firm, specializing in bespoke, high-end hospitality, public space and residential design. Champalimaud's design teams offer services including interior master planning and design, exterior concept direction, residential purchasing services, and sales and marketing support. The firm is recognized for its visionary design concepts and ability to infuse spaces with modernity while maintaining character and sense of place. Headquartered in New York City, the firm was established in 1982 in Montreal by Portuguese-born designer Champalimaud.