Richard Bloch Architect Richard Bloch Architect

February 20, 2009 - Spotlights

Richard Bloch

Name: Richard Bloch
Title: Architect
Company: Richard Bloch Architect
Location: 37 Green St., New York, NY 10013
Birthplace and year: New York City, 1942
Family: Wife, Hiroko; dog, Kip (an Akita)
College: Pratt Institute, Fulbright Scholar in Turkey at Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara
First job in real estate or allied field: Draftsman
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Current and future international architect and restaurant designer. Most recent projects include: designing Bar Masa and Shaboo at City Center, Las Vegas; Dovetail, New York City; 15 East, a sushi restaurant, New York City; Ayza, a wine bar, New York City and an historical ballroom renovation at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Hobbies: Drawing and reading
Favorite book: Many, favorite subjects: Leyasu Tokugawa, architecture, Simenon
Favorite movie: "Casablanca"
Key to success: Being able to support an office is a success.
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Real estate developer. They make the primal design decision.