Mentorship, Friendship and Design with Markham Roberts and Alexa Hampton
December 1, 2020
On Thursday, November 5th, the ICAA welcomed Alexa Hampton and Markham Roberts for The 2nd Annual Mark Hampton Lecture, where they discussed in depth their experiences working for Alexa's legendary father, what that experience taught them about their own style, and points of view and methods of working.
Markham spoke at length about his relationship with Mark Hampton and the deep value of having a mentor in someone as knowledgeable, interesting and generous as he was, and together Alexa and Markham spoke about their own friendship, formed years ago at university, and the bond they created while working together in Mark's office afterward. Most importantly, the two offered amusing tales of what it was like working in its heyday at one of the greatest design firms in NY.
Born in Indianapolis, Markham Roberts graduated from Brown University and moved to New York to work with the late Mark Hampton, before opening his eponymous firm in 1997. Called “a master of timeless American style” by Vogue, Markham has earned the reputation as one of the top decorators of his generation.
Many thanks to the Mark Hampton Lecture's Founding Sponsor: S. Donadic Inc. Construction Management
Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
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