Carlos Madrid III is a Senior Designer with the Los Angeles office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. As a design lead, he has more than 15 years of experience in the architecture and interior design industry globally. His broad portfolio includes projects of diverse scale, scope and location such as a new 120,000 square foot office and classroom building for the University of Southern California, Envision Energy headquarters building in China, and a hotel repositioning project in Shanghai. His clients include CBRE Investors, Jones Lang LaSalle, Los Angeles World Airports, Maguire Properties, and Thomas Properties Group. Madrid's current work is a renovation to the Central Terminal Area (CTA) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). In addition to the CTA, he is working on an interior renovation of LAX’s Terminal 2 atrium, a bridge prototype to replace the seven that connect the terminals to the garages and a multitude of office building repositioning projects for various developers.
Jon Otis, IIDA
Founder and Principal
OlA - Object Agency
Jon Otis is the Founder and Principal of OlA - Object Agency, a multidisciplinary design studio and design strategy agency in New York City. He is also a tenured professor at Pratt Institute, teaching courses in interior design and exhibition design. He earned his bachelor's degree from Moravian College and Master of Science degree in design from the University of Massachusetts. Otis has been awarded Fulbright and Lusk Fellowships to Italy where he spent several years working with design legend Ettore Sottsass. In 2009, he was honored with Design Intelligence's Most Admired Educator award and has been developing an interdisciplinary MFA program in interpretive planning and design at Pratt. Otis is active in organizations such the AAM, IDEC, IIDA, IDSA, AIGA and has lectured at industry conferences Including NeoCon, IIDEXCanada, and at Vitra design workshops in Boisbuchet, France.
Suzanne Tick is the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc., specializing in materials brand strategy, product design, development, and direction for commercial interiors. She is currently partnering with Tarkett on brand strategy and product development, is creative director for LUUM, and design consultant for Tandus Centiva. She has maintained a distinguished career as a textile designer and studio principal in New York City. In addition to her work in commercial interiors, Tick maintains a hand weaving practice and creates woven sculptures from repurposed materials. Her work is exhibited worldwide, including MoMA and Art Basel, as well as collected by private and corporate clients. Recently two of her upholstery fabrics, Line Language and Bonded, both for Teknion Textiles were officially acquired for the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Her recent awards include a 2016 NeoCon Best of Year Gold Award and Interior Design's Hip Award for Tarkett's Collections Infinies. Her debut collection for LUUM, Starting Point, also picked up a 2016 Metropolis Likes at this year's Neocon. In 2013, Tick was honored with the IIDA Titan Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to the interior design profession.