At the desk of: Frank J. Sciame Jr.

Frank Sciame, CEO of Sciame, is a builder both architects and developers can like. “Thou shall not kill a good design,” says Sciame, who has an architecture degree. And offbeat building plans don’t force him off-kilter or over budget, as evidenced by his work making Thom Mayne’s 41 Cooper Square a reality. His company, which has constructed hundreds of buildings since it was founded in 1975, also has a development arm. Last month, it co-invested in the store Gracious Home to bail it out of bankruptcy. Not surprisingly, Sciame’s corner office, part of a 37,000-square-foot Wall Street spread, pays homage to both sides of his career: stylish, but with enough sandblasted concrete to suggest a construction site.

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