Mr. Stamberg (b. 1949) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He also received a graduate diploma in semiotics and architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Mr. Stamberg is the son of Lois and Mel Stamberg of Huntington, N.Y. His mother retired as a guidance counselor at Huntington High School. His father, also retired, was an owner of West Suffolk Builders, a residential and commercial contractor that was in Huntington, and of Baxtercrafts, a furniture manufacturer that was in New York.
Mr. Aferiat (b. 1953) graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a son of the late Charlotte Aferiat and Albert Aferiat, who lived in Woodbury, N.Y. His father worked in New York as the president of the United States unit of D. Porthault, the French manufacturer of bed and table linens.
The two met in October 1976 at the opening night gala at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. A monograph on the couple's work, ''Stamberg Aferiat Architecture,'' was published by Rizzoli International in 1997.
Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, partners in Stamberg Aferiat Architecture in New York, were married on June 8, 2004. John J. Long, the city clerk of Somerville, Mass., officiated in the city hall there. The two met in October 1976 at the opening night gala at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. A monograph on the couple's work, ''Stamberg Aferiat Architecture,'' was published by Rizzoli International in 1997.
Shelter Island Home, New York
The Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs
Stamberg Aferiat Architecture by Paul Goldberger
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (May 15, 1997)
Amazon: Stamberg Aferiat Architecture
Young design partners Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat combine modernist architecture with vibrant primary hues, sensuous materials, sculptural walls, and classic modern furniture. The firm's first monograph presents 20 buildings and projects as well as commentary. The book's innovative graphics and stunning photography reflect Stamberg Aferiat's urbane, cutting-edge approach to design. 160 illus. 100 in color.
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