James D'Auria received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt lnstitute which included one year of study in ltaly, at the University of Florence. He established his offices in New York City and East Hampton and offers both Architecture and lnterior Design Services. His work has been published in leading design magazines and books and has received awards for residences, restaurants, retail stores, showrooms and corporate offices. Furniture design has always been his great interest and custom designed pieces are an integrai part of many of his projects. James has taught lnterior Design as an lnstructor at Parsons School ot Design.