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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Barbara Zieve 2008


  • Title: Associate Partner, Design Director
  • Company: Butler Rogers Baskett Architects
  • Location: 475 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10018
  • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

College: University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning

First job outside of real estate: My own start up company, designing and producing high end handbags that were sold to Henri Bendel, Lazarus, Bloomingdales, and other stores for four seasons.

First job in real estate or allied field: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, NYC

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We are a full service architectural and interior design firm. For our financial, corporate and professional interior design clients, our services include strategic planning, benchmark analysis, move-stay evaluations, feasibility studies, programming, space planning, interior and architectural design, documentation, and construction administration.

Hobbies: Horseback riding in Montana

Favorite weekly magazine: “The Economist”

Favorite movie: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” by Ang Lee

Persons you admire most (outside of family): Anyone who has set their goals and achieved them through honesty, integrity, and perseverance

Keys to success: Thinking strategically, creatively, and innovatively

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Designing furniture, carpets, textiles, etc. from a mountaintop retreat in Wyoming or Colorado