E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA

Professional in Yacht Design.

About E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA

  • 2-Time Winner of Yacht Design Award.
  • Specialized in Yacht Design.
  • 2 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
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  • Yacht
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Oculus Mega Yacht

Yacht Design

Infinitas Mega Yacht

Infinitas Mega Yacht

Yacht Design


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Interview with E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I am a trained Architect. my family has a rich architectural heritage, (my father in particular) which I had always been influenced by.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Our company is 30 years old and is a culmination of design efforts including architecture, interiors, urban design, and product design.
What is "design" for you?
Design is both the emotive and practical. Design in broad terms raise the quality of experiences and enhances our daily lives. History has shown our quest towards these pursuits rewards those who seek it.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
I like a design challenge and therefore look to all fields of that endeavor. The broader the spectrum the more interwoven the disciplines.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
The beauty of design is there is no singular favorite or best of anything.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Favorite is too limiting. I allow all materials to seek their influence.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
All aspects. A strong concept can only be realized with appropriate application of process.
What makes a design successful?
If it is able to capture the imagination of people outside your own sphere and serves a useful function, from advancing an oblique theory to practical usage.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Make the most of the task and materials at hand. As resources dwindle, each design takes on more importance for its existence.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
The design field is in a technology driven era with the use of new tools and applications. We should not be totally captivated by that but blend it into our work.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
My last exhibition was at the Haywood Gallery, London; (Royal Institute of British Architects).
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Don't always look to those with vast resumes in the field. There is talent in excess ready to explore and design. Team them up.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
Keep your perspective, do your best and with luck and determination, good will follow.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
Scheduled time allocators must be met, but bear in mind no design is ever complete, the end is ongoing.
What was your most important job experience?
All job experiences are cumulative, one learns from the blending and evolution of these experiences.
Who are some of your clients?
SELECTED LIST Aquavit Inc. Back Bay Restaurant Group Beacon Companies Bluechip Properties Boca Resorts Boston University Callaghan and Partners Carpenter and Company Children's Hospital Cohen Properties Corcoran, Mullins, Jennison Coventry Hotels The Cordish Company Creative Inns Cumberland Farms Delaware North Company Digital Equipment Corporation Equiventure Hospitality Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Farnsworth Museum IFoundation FelCor Lodging Trust Fisher Hotels Flagship Hotels Forest City Enterprises GEM Holdings Glen Eagles IDevelopment Co. Great Bay Holdings Green Mountain Design GS Development Guiness Corporation Hilton Hotel Corporation Holiday Inns International Horizon Hotels Huizinga Holdings Hyatt Hotel Corporation Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. International UFO Muesum IResearch Center Innova Hotels Interstate Hotels Corporation JPA Management Kush Hotels Laurance Rockefeller Trust !Woodstock VT Le Meridian Hotels and Resorts Marriott Hotel and Resorts Mark of the Unicorn Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Metroplitan Properties of America Modem Continental Morgan Stanley Natuzzi New Castle Hotel Corpcration Oak Point Development O'Callaghan Hotels Omni International Hotels Co. Orvis Oliver Twist, Inc. Plus Design International Radisson International Hotels Ramada Reebok International Regent International Hotels Rock Resorts Rockport International Sage Hotels Sheraton Corporation SS Untted States Conservancy Starwood Hotels SI. James Development Swissotel Hotels and Resorts Tage Inn Tishman Construction The Trump Organization Universal Studios I MCA USQUE Designs The Webb Companies Wyndham Hotel Group
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
I enjoy the projects that allow you to stretch the norms of a category.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
We are working on two new yachts and a range of architectural and master planning projects.
How can people contact you?
Schopfer Associates, LLC. / Schopfer Yachts, 400 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215, USA, info@schopferassociates.com

Extended Interview with E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I am a trained Architect. my family has a rich architectural heritage, (my father in particular) which I had always been influenced by.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
Our company is 30 years old and is a culmination of design efforts including architecture, interiors, urban design, and product design.
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
Design is both the emotive and practical. Design in broad terms raise the quality of experiences and enhances our daily lives. History has shown our quest towards these pursuits rewards those who seek it.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
I like a design challenge and therefore look to all fields of that endeavor. The broader the spectrum the more interwoven the disciplines.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
The beauty of design is there is no singular favorite or best of anything.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
Favorite is too limiting. I allow all materials to seek their influence.
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
All aspects. A strong concept can only be realized with appropriate application of process.
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
If it is able to capture the imagination of people outside your own sphere and serves a useful function, from advancing an oblique theory to practical usage.
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
Make the most of the task and materials at hand. As resources dwindle, each design takes on more importance for its existence.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
The design field is in a technology driven era with the use of new tools and applications. We should not be totally captivated by that but blend it into our work.
If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
My last exhibition was at the Haywood Gallery, London; (Royal Institute of British Architects).
How do you define design, what is design for you?
Design inspirations are everywhere and not confined to the traditional trajectory.
How do you think designers should present their work?
Don't always look to those with vast resumes in the field. There is talent in excess ready to explore and design. Team them up.
What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
Keep your perspective, do your best and with luck and determination, good will follow.
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
Scheduled time allocators must be met, but bear in mind no design is ever complete, the end is ongoing.
Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
All job experiences are cumulative, one learns from the blending and evolution of these experiences.
What is the role of technology when you design?
SELECTED LIST Aquavit Inc. Back Bay Restaurant Group Beacon Companies Bluechip Properties Boca Resorts Boston University Callaghan and Partners Carpenter and Company Children's Hospital Cohen Properties Corcoran, Mullins, Jennison Coventry Hotels The Cordish Company Creative Inns Cumberland Farms Delaware North Company Digital Equipment Corporation Equiventure Hospitality Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Farnsworth Museum IFoundation FelCor Lodging Trust Fisher Hotels Flagship Hotels Forest City Enterprises GEM Holdings Glen Eagles IDevelopment Co. Great Bay Holdings Green Mountain Design GS Development Guiness Corporation Hilton Hotel Corporation Holiday Inns International Horizon Hotels Huizinga Holdings Hyatt Hotel Corporation Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. International UFO Muesum IResearch Center Innova Hotels Interstate Hotels Corporation JPA Management Kush Hotels Laurance Rockefeller Trust !Woodstock VT Le Meridian Hotels and Resorts Marriott Hotel and Resorts Mark of the Unicorn Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Metroplitan Properties of America Modem Continental Morgan Stanley Natuzzi New Castle Hotel Corpcration Oak Point Development O'Callaghan Hotels Omni International Hotels Co. Orvis Oliver Twist, Inc. Plus Design International Radisson International Hotels Ramada Reebok International Regent International Hotels Rock Resorts Rockport International Sage Hotels Sheraton Corporation SS Untted States Conservancy Starwood Hotels SI. James Development Swissotel Hotels and Resorts Tage Inn Tishman Construction The Trump Organization Universal Studios I MCA USQUE Designs The Webb Companies Wyndham Hotel Group
What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
I enjoy the projects that allow you to stretch the norms of a category.
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
We are working on two new yachts and a range of architectural and master planning projects.
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
Schopfer Associates, LLC. / Schopfer Yachts, 400 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215, USA, info@schopferassociates.com

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