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Stylish designer

Former student's work
makes InStyle Magazine


The house and grounds former student David Applebaum ’84 designed for actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was featured in the May 2006 edition of InStyle Magazine.

“I was just interviewed this past Thursday and the West Coast Editor told me that he loved the house so much that he had convinced the magazine to exclusively feature this house instead of showcasing the typical two or three homes,” Applebaum reported in a March 2006 e-mail to the college. “That was sweet to hear, but in reality, it is probably the deal that Cuba’s publicists brokered to time the publication with a movie premiere.”

The project, Applebaum said, was “a wonderful team effort.” He worked with landscape designers, Jay Griffith, and experience he described as “a hoot!”

“There is a piece of you all in the work that will be published.” he wrote to his former professors Rodney Hill, George Mann, Michael Murphy, John Greer and John Fairey. “All of my work for that matter, as well as the choices that I make in clients and direction. Thank you for your enthusiasm, love for the field, attention and care. At 47, my career is just starting.”

Read about Applebaum practice and school days at Texas A&M in the story, “Architect to the Stars: Former student David Applebaum makes it big with a small practice,” which was published in the Winter 2004 issue of archone.


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David Applebaum '84