Lukasz Kos is an internationally recognized and published architect. New York’s Interior Design Magazine recently awarded him the Best of Year 2018 International Residential Interior Award for his Cloud Villa project in Shanghai. A Licensed architect in Canada, he has worked in major architectural design offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Shanghai. At Frank Gehry’s studio he developed projects in Los Angeles for Mandarin Oriental Hotels, and flagship stores for Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co., along with a major renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
His experience ranges from small scale award winning restaurant projects in Beijing, to high-end residential projects, to mid-sized and large scale hospitality concepts worldwide. His restaurants have been recognized by both the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in London, the AD Trophy Awards in Hong Kong, and Mercedes Benz. His 4treehouse project was published internationally by major design book publishers including Taschen. Giorgio Armani featured the tree house in the Acqua Di Gioia 100 Drops Of Joy Ad Campaign of 2010.
Licensed Architect in Canada
Ontario Association of Architects
Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design | Visiting Critic
University of Hong Kong in Shanghai | Visiting Critic
University of Southern California, Los Angeles | Visiting Critic
University of Toronto | Adjunct Professor
University of Waterloo | Adjunct Professor
Master of Architecture (Honours) | University of Toronto
Master of Arts | Jagiellonian University, Poland
Bachelor of Environmental Design | University of Manitoba
DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY & INTERIORS
Grace Plawinski is an award-winning designer, director and business strategist currently based in Asia. Over the last 20 years she has developed relationships with the world’s top design leaders and operators providing creative and innovative design solutions and management expertise.
Grace is well versed in all areas of the design process, having worked in Toronto, New York and now in Asia with numerous major five-star hospitality brands. Grace’s connection to the top international hotel brands makes her an invaluable asset to the team.
Her clients include: Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, W Hotels, St. Regis, Four Seasons, Sofitel, Westin, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Baccarat, and Tiffany’s.
Presently, Grace is collaborating with award-winning design studio out of New York and Toronto, YabuPushelberg, on a number of high-end residential projects in Jakarta. Working with her vast network of local craftsmen and artisans in Indonesia, she is in charge of procurement and customization of several bespoke object lines.
Graceland Studio + Objects | Bali | 2017-Present
Bar Studio | Melbourne | Design Director | 2016 - 2017
Peddle Thorp Architects | Shanghai | Director | 2011 - 2016
Yabu Pushelberg | Toronto | Senior Designer | 1999 - 2009
Noted Interiors Expertise
Park Hyatt | Niseko
Park Hyatt | New York City
Four Seasons | Auckland
Luxury Collection | Sanya
Le Meridien | Hohhot
LeMeridien | Chongming Island Shanghai
Tiffany’s | New York City
Mandarin Oriental | Mumbai
Baccarat Resort | Turks And Caicos Island
Baccarat Resort | Hawaii
St. Regis | San Francisco
St. Regis | Mexico City
W Hotel | South Beach, Florida
W Hotel | Dubai
Las Alcobas | Mexico City
Primus Hotel | Shenyang, China
Amore Pacific | New York City
Amore Pacific Spa | Seoul
Smyth | New York City
Sofitel | Los Angeles
Westin Haikou |Hainan
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KOS Architects Inc.
110 Adelaide St. E, 4th Floor
M5C 1K9 Toronto, Canada
Lukasz Kos Architekci
Ul Smulikowskiego 1/3 Lok. 201
00-389 Warsaw, Poland