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Richard Roth retires; Robert Sobel succeeds.



Emery Roth Emery Roth (1871 – August 20, 1948) was a Hungarian-American architect who built many of the definitive New York City hotels and apartment buildings of the 1920s and 30s, incorporating Beaux-Arts and Art Deco details.  & Sons, the well-known New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 architectural firm An architectural firm is a company which employs one or more licensed architects and practices the profession of architecture. History
Architects (master builders) have existed since early in recorded history. The earliest recorded architects include Imhotep (c.
, announced that its chairman, Richard Roth Richard Roth is Chairperson of the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art of Temple Universityand a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.  Jr., has retired and that his partner and cousin Robert Sobel Robert Sobel (February 19 1931 – June 2, 1999) was an American professor of history at Hofstra University, and a well-known and prolific writer of business histories. , the firm's president and principal in charge of design, has succeeded him.

The firm said that Roth, who is moving to the Bahamas, will continue to serve on its board of advisors and act as its representative in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. .

"Our family's long-term strategy and the direction of our business has for some time called for greater activity in the international arena," said Sobel. "From his new base of operations Noun 1. base of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
base

air base, air station - a base for military aircraft

army base - a large base of operations for an army
, Richard Roth will continue to play an integral role in the further development of Emery Roth's practice."

Sobel becomes the fourth member of the family to head the prominent architectural firm since it was founded 95 years ago. He joined the company in 1976 when he and Richard Roth opened the firm's Houston branch office together, developing an international practice with major projects in the Far East. Eight years later, the Houston practice was moved and Sobel joined the New York office. He was named president of the firm in 1988.

As president of Emery Roth, Sobel has developed an important body of work in southeast Asia Southeast Asia, region of Asia (1990 est. pop. 442,500,000), c.1,740,000 sq mi (4,506,600 sq km), bounded roughly by the Indian subcontinent on the west, China on the north, and the Pacific Ocean on the east.  and China. Among these projects are two in Singapore that are the largest of their type in the city, Mandarin Gardens, a single-phase condominium development, and Parkway Parade, a suburban mixed-use development; Bangkok's Supakarn Tower, the city's largest retail and luxury condominium complex; the Peremba Headquarters office building in Kuala Lumpur; and the China World Trade Center, a 5.7 million square foot project in Beijing that is the largest commercial development in the country's history.

In New York, he achieved an equally impressive body of work with office towers at 17 State Street, 7 World Trade Center and 75 Park Place, and luxury apartment buildings such as The Oxford and St. James's Tower.

Sobel spent his early design career working with master architects Jose Luis Sert, Philip Johnson and George Nelson. He left New York for Houston where in the late 1960's and early 1970's, prior to founding the Emery Roth office there, he combined a career as a professor of architecture at Rice University with work as a designer for some of Houston's leading firms.

Sobel, who has received design awards from the American Institute of Architects The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Organized in 1857, the Institute conducts various activities and programs to support the profession and enhance its public image, including periodically awarding the AIA  and twice received Architectural Record's Award of Excellence for Design, is a native New Yorker. He has been widely published in both the United States and abroad. Sobel received his undergraduate and graduate architectural degrees from Harvard University.

Emery Roth & Sons pioneered the development of high-rise technology following World War II and was responsible for well over 200 corporate towers throughout the United States, including the New York World The New York World was a newspaper published in New York from 1860 until 1931. It played a major role in the history of American newspapers.

The newspaper was unsuccessful until it was purchased by Joseph Pulitzer in 1883.
 Trade Center, Citicorp Center, the Helmsley Palace and the MetLife (formerly the Pan Am) Building. Today, the firm is known internationally for the design of the four major building types which form the core of mixed-use development: office buildings, hotels, retail complexes and apartment buildings. The firm has extensive experience in integrating office buildings, hotels, high-density housing and retailing facilities with associated mass transit, parking, roadway and other urban infrastructure, including several of the largest multi-use developments completed in the United States.
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Title Annotation:Richard Roth Jr. retires as chairman, president Robert Sobel replaces him at Emery Roth and Sons P.C. architectural firm
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Date:Sep 22, 1993
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