Enriquez Launches New Interiors Firm

Nov. 13, 2013
Design 3, a Manhattan-based firm, to be built on “innovative, efficient and sustainable design.”

N. Emmanuel Enriquez, AIA, LEED AP, announces the official launch of design 3, a full service interior architecture firm located at 49 West 37th Street in Manhattan, New York.

After three decades of working for highly touted firms such as KPFC Architects, Emery Roth & Sons with Pei Partnership and Ted Moudis Associates, Enriquez, a licensed architect in New York, decided it was time to start his own firm. Enriquez has extensive experience in creating spaces for finance, retail, hospitality, technology and communications firms; he has also completed several base building projects such as the headquaters of Alliance Francaise de Manille and the Global City Center in the Philippines.

“I wanted to make sure to announce design 3 at the right time and I believe that time has come,” Enriquez says. “We have already garnered a great team, an established commercial client list, and we are very excited for what the future holds.”

The firm has recently completed a 24,700-square-foot space for Birchbox at its new 28 East 28th Street headquarters in Manhattan (shown). It has also acquired Christina Voutsinas-Kafes as design director and Jennifer L. M. Mantle as marketing director.

Voutsinas-Kafes began her career in fashion buying and merchandising after graduating with her Bachelors of Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. After working in fashion for several years, she returned to the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) to follow her passion for interior design. Voutsinas-Kafes has worked on projects for prominent hedge funds, beauty corporations, luxury corporate offices and major television networks spaces; her work focuses around green design strategies.

Mantle brings over fourteen years of both agency and corporate experience serving as a communications specialist with an emphasis on public relations, advertising and marketing. Prior to design 3, Jen was a co-founding partner of The Detail, LLC; senior account supervisor at Beckerman Public Relations; public relations manager for Ted Moudis Associates (TMA); and a senior media analyst/supervisor at OMD, a top ranked international advertising agency. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in Communications.

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