At the desk of: John Cetra & Nancy Ruddy

The workspace for the duo features Botswanian bowls, World's Fair postcards

From left: John Cetra and Nancy Ruddy
From left: John Cetra and Nancy Ruddy

From the April issue: Corresponding passions for art and architecture drew Nancy Ruddy and John Cetra together as City College students in 1975. Ruddy joined architecture and design firm Perkins & Will in 1978, and Cetra came on board three years later. Working together was such a success that the husband-and-wife team decided to start their own firm — the eponymous CetraRuddy — in 1987.

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The duo has over 250 projects to their name, including One Madison and 242 West 53rd Street, a 426-unit rental building slated to begin construction later this month. [more]