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For High-Performing Workplaces, Financial Sector Clients Turn to SOM’s Stephen Apking

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Source: Interior Design

Longtime Skidmore, Owings & Merrill partner and Interior Design Hall of Fame member Stephen Apking is a leading master of office design. In his 30 years at the firm, where he interned before earning his master’s in architectural history from the University of Virginia, he has focused much of his practice on creating environments where people can do their best work. Among his high-profile projects are Hyatt’s global headquarters in Chicago and the Maryland home to the United States Census Bureau. A recent large-scale project took him further afield: to Mexico City and Madrid, where he guided Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, the second largest bank in Spain, in establishing global interior design guidelines for its headquarters, operations and data centers, and regional offices.

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