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Michael Armani
Office: (818) 762-7046
email: MichaelVArmani@gmail.com

ABOUT US:
A multi-disciplinary design office specializing in COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN. Our projects include Hotels, Resorts, Corporate Offices, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Nightclubs, High-end Residenti… Read More
Michael Armani
Office: (818) 762-7046
email: MichaelVArmani@gmail.com

ABOUT US:
A multi-disciplinary design office specializing in COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN. Our projects include Hotels, Resorts, Corporate Offices, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Nightclubs, High-end Residential design, and Tenant Improvement.

MISSION STATEMENT:
It is our belief that both entities, Interior Design & Architecture, are intertwined and inseparable, and must be handled simultaneously so that the final outcome of the design process is cohesive and unique. With an eye for detailing, our approach is to hone in on the 'Design Esthetic' of each individual Client, and carry this vision to its highest level. Our involvement in the design process, from initial Client meeting to Construction Administration, FF&E Documentation to Purchasing and Installation, ensures that the design is executed with impeccable taste and in a professional and timely manner.

SERVICES:
For all Phases of Design - New Construction & TI, Commercial & Residential:
1. Schematic Design.
2. Conceptual Design
3. Design Development.
4. Construction Documentation.
5. Bidding.
6. Construction Administration & Installation.

To include the following:
• Project Management and Client relations, with an exceptional interpersonal ability for multi-lingual communication, organization and team work.
• Space Programming & Planning.
• Architectural Detailing, Color & Material Specifications, Architectural Models.
• FF&E Specifications, Color & Material selections, Color Boards.
• FF&E Budgeting, Estimating & Budget control.
• FF&E Purchasing and Installation Coordination.
• Custom Furniture & Millwork design.
• Lighting, Art and Accessory Selections.
• Inspecting existing conditions of facilities to determine possible architectural problems.
• Know-how and coordination with Architects, and all disciplines of engineering, such as Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineers.
• Implementation of Building Codes.
• Consultation with other Interior and Architectural Design Firms. Read Less
Interior Designer & Interior Architect Michael Armani is a graduate of the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA. In 1986, Mr. Armani had the opportunity to finish his last year of studies in Florence, Italy, where he received his BA in Architecture. In the summer of 1987, and upon completing his… Read More
Interior Designer & Interior Architect Michael Armani is a graduate of the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA. In 1986, Mr. Armani had the opportunity to finish his last year of studies in Florence, Italy, where he received his BA in Architecture. In the summer of 1987, and upon completing his degree, Mr. Armani moved to Milan to work for some highly respected and innovative Architectural and Interior Design firms, such as Sottsass Associati. With several years of working abroad and in the United States, Michael Armani Design Studio was established in 1990, in Los Angeles. The California experience has provided Mr. Armani with yet another point of view on Interior Design and Architecture, in the arenas of Hospitality, Contract & Residential design.

Over the years, Mr. Armani was also involved in Production Design and Art Direction for both television and film. His first foray into the entertainment industry in 1992 garnered him an Emmy Nomination for Best Art Director. This nomination led him to design several feature films and industry events, thus helping to expand his vision in the practice of Interior Design and Architecture. Read Less
HOSPITALITY PROJECTS:
• Luxe Summit Hotel – Bel-Air, CA 10
• MGM Grand Penthouse Suites - Las Vegas, NV 8
• Caesars Palace Casino and Hotel - Las Vegas, NV 6
• Fairmont Hotel - New Orleans, LA 6
• Caesars Palace Casino and Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ 6
• Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco, CA 6
• Radisso… Read More
HOSPITALITY PROJECTS:
• Luxe Summit Hotel – Bel-Air, CA 10
• MGM Grand Penthouse Suites - Las Vegas, NV 8
• Caesars Palace Casino and Hotel - Las Vegas, NV 6
• Fairmont Hotel - New Orleans, LA 6
• Caesars Palace Casino and Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ 6
• Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco, CA 6
• Radisson Hotel - Palm Springs, CA 4
• Ritz-Carlton Hotel - San Diego, CA 4
• Resorts International Casino and Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ 3
• Resorts International Casino and Hotel - Bahamas 3
• Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA 3
• Harkin Street Hotel - London, England 1

CONTRACT PROJECTS:
• NBC/Universal President's Exec Offices - Universal City, CA 10
• Showtime Networks, Inc., Offices - Westwood, CA 10
• Drywalk Hair Salon – Los Gatos, CA 10
• Beverly Hills Skin Center - Beverly Hills, CA 10
• Bowling Center - North Edsa, Philippines 10
• Rainbow Textile Co. - Milan, Italy 2
• Cosa Travel Agency - Zurich, Switzerland 2
• Abet Laminati Show - Milan, Italy 2
• Sottsass Associati Offices - Milan, Italy 2
• American Express Offices Competition - Rome, Italy 2*
(Competition won in Aug., 1988)

RETAIL PROJECTS:
• Kaufman/Broad Flagship Sales Offices - Los Angeles, CA 10
• Shoemart Department Store - Makati, Philippines 10
• Rampage Store - West Covina, CA 5
• Rampage Store - West Los Angeles, CA 5
• The Wherehouse Record Store - Los Angeles, CA 5*
• Judy's Kids Store - Los Angeles, CA 5*
• KikileweeBaby Store - Santa Monica, CA 10
• Ron Ross Store - Tarzana, CA 3
• Esprit Store - Krems, Austria 2
• Sillo Store - Legnano, Italy 1

RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS:
• Mr. C. Rowley - West Hollywood, CA
• Mr. O. Goldstick-Leslie - Los Feliz, CA
• Mr. B. Greenblatt – Los Angeles, CA
• Mr. D. Sills-Murray - Los Feliz, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. G. MacRae - Hermosa Beach, CA
• Mr. S. Sinnathamby - Venice, CA
• Mr. T. Lynch-Martin - Santa Monica, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. Harrison - Sherman Oaks, CA
• Mr. B. Greenblatt - Hancock Park, CA
• Dr's. Kassorla-Friedmann - Beverly Hills, CA
• Mr. W. Kelty - Los Feliz, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. S. Schlesigner - Beverly Hills, CA
• Mr. D. Sill-Murray - Los Angeles, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. P. Gold - Westwood, CA
• Mr. J. Kenny-Goodell – Los Feliz, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. L. Beyer - Marina Del Rey, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. J. Greenstein-Ritter - Studio City, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. Moles-Bromstad - Los Angeles, CA
• Mr. D. Goldstick-Leslie - Los Feliz, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. P. Redford - Los Angeles, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. S. Montgomery - Los Angeles, CA
• Mr. M. Wood - Newport Beach, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. B. Sanders - Santa Monica, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. B. Beyer - Brentwood Park, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. P. Rosenthal - Los Feliz, CA
• Ms. C. Little - Brentwood, CA
• Mr. D. Rabinowitz - Brentwood, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. I. Reitman - Beverly Hills, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. M. Mahboubi - Beverly Hills, CA
• Mr. & Mrs. J. Nathenson - Malibu, CA
• Dr. J. Feldman - West Hollywood, CA
• Casa Mueller - Zurich, Switzerland

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

ART DIRECTOR:
Nov., 1991 - Present

"Barbarians at The Gate" - HBO feature
• Director: Glenn Jordan
• Emmy Award nomination for Art Direction
• Received Emmy Award for "Best Movie"

"Western Union Interior" - Commercial

"Truck Bowling" - Ford Motor Co. Commercial

"Ariel" - Walt Disney Co. Commercial

"S.S. Rotterdam Luxury Cruise Ship"
- Holland America Lines/Captain's Dining Room

"L.A. Gear" - Trade show, Munich, Germany

"I'll Die Happy" - Play by Oliver Goldstick

"Queen Mary Christmas Event, 1998" - Honda, Inc.

"Hollywood Bowl Summer Galas 1998" - Countrywide Corp.

"SIGGRAPHH Recruitment Event, 1997" - Walt Disney Co.

"10th Anniversary Event, 1997"
- McCann/Erickson + SONY Entertainment

"Christmas Holiday Event, 1997" - Jim Henson Co.

"The 1998 NAMM "C.K." Event" - ROLAND Corporation


SET DESIGNER:
Jan., 1992 - Present

"Reality Bites" - Jersey Films Feature Movie
• Director: Ben Stiller • Exec. Producer:
• Danny DeVito • Prod. Designer: Sharon Seymour

"Killing Zoe" - Miramax Feature Movie
• Director: Roger Avary
• Exec. Producers: Larry Bender & Quentin Tarantino
• Prod. Designer: David Wasco

"And The Band Played On" - HBO Movie
• Director: Roger Spottiswoode
• Exec. Producer: Aaron Spelling
• Prod. Designer: Victoria Paul

"Dunston Checks In" - Freestyle Enterprises, Inc. Feature Movie
• Director: Ken Kwapis
• Producer: Todd Black & Joe Wizan
• Prod. Designer: Rusty Smith


MICHAEL ARMANI DESIGN STUDIO COLLABORATED WITH THE FOLLOWING DESIGN OFFICES AS AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT:

10 - Michael Armani Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA
9 - C & J Partners, Pasadena, CA
8 - Texeira, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
7 - Robertson, Walker & Lloyd, Los Angeles, CA
6 - Wilson & Associates, Los Angeles, CA
5 - Kreuger Design Group, Santa Monica, CA
4 - J.M.I. Designs, Los Angeles, CA
3 - Waldo's Design, Los Angeles, CA
2 - Sottsass Associati, Milan, Italy
1 - Laboratorio Associati, Milan, Italy
0 - Whistler-Patri, San Francisco, CA Read Less
Member Since: Oct 10, 2010