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Professional Profile: Richard Bloch 2009


  • Title: Architect
  • Company: Richard Bloch Architect
  • Location: 37 Green St., New York, NY 10013
  • Birthplace: New York City, 1942

Family: Wife, Hiroko; dog, Kip (an Akita)
College: Pratt Institute, Fulbright Scholar in Turkey at Middle Eastern Technical
University, Ankara
First job in real estate or allied field: Draftsman
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Current and future
international architect and restaurant designer. Most recent projects include: designing Bar
Masa and Shaboo at City Center, Las Vegas; Dovetail, New York City; 15 East, a sushi
restaurant, New York City; Ayza, a wine bar, New York City and an historical ballroom
renovation at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Hobbies: Drawing and reading
Favorite book: Many, favorite subjects: Leyasu Tokugawa, architecture, Simenon
Favorite movie: “Casablanca”
Key to success: Being able to support an office is a success.
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Real estate developer. They
make the primal design decision.