Janet Parks was curator of Drawings and Archives at the Avery Library from 1978 until retiring in June 2017. Under her curatorial direction the department made more than 650 acquisitions, including the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archive (co-owned with MoMA), increasing the archive’s holdings by 95% and bringing the current collection to more than 2,000,000 items. She has curated exhibitions on Max Abramovitz, Ely Jacques Kahn, the Woodlawn Cemetery, and the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. She has lectured and published about architectural drawings in the Avery collections, most recently an essay on Frank Lloyd Wright drawings for 2017 exhibition catalog, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, at the Museum of Modern Art.
The discussion will be rooted in affordable housing, and centered around The Housing New York: A Five Borough Ten Year Plan which calls for 3000 units of ‘artist live-work’ housing.
Design It All
Design is not just about thinking, nor is it simply about doing. Design isn't the result of a process or a phase of a project. Design is everything at once. It is logic informing form and construction enabling interaction. Design is about making decisions. The more decisions you make, then the more design you are actually doing. Which means that designers need to learn to work in context with other disciplines and their constraints, mediums and processes.
Design It All is part a series of stories (success and horror) and part an opportunity to practice what we preach and allow multi-disciplinary teams to design together.
Geoff is a Senior Design Director at IDEO.org, where he guides teams and supports designers focused on the overlap between design and social change. An industrial designer at his core, Geoff has experience working in a range of mediums including physical products, digital services and advertising.
Prior to joining IDEO.org, Geoff led multi-disciplinary teams at studios like Lunar, LG Electronics and co:collective. In 2013, Geoff founded the industrial design practice at Code and Theory, an award winning digital agency based in NYC. His team's work contributed to Code and Theory being recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the Top 10 Design companies for 2015. Geoff is a proud IDEO "boom-a-rang" employee, having started his career as an industrial designer in the IDEO Chicago office in 2006.
Jim Venturi is the founder and principal designer of ReThink Studio and ReThinkNYC. Through his experiences in information technology, planning, and architecture, Venturi focuses on solving the infrastructural, social and economic challenges of transportation planning.
This holistic approach is reflected in both his work at ReThink Studio and his past work as a network architect, bridging analytical and creative assets by building early technology networks and developing software. He founded Creative Technologies, a boutique systems integration technology firm catering to architects and designers. In 1996, the company shifted focus to designing and implementing email and network migrations for Fortune 1000 companies.
Venturi’s work experience in architecture and urban planning comes from working with architects in his early career and teaching architecture students CAD software at Parsons School of Design. He gained further experience more recently from the production of Bob and Denise, a feature film in post-production about the renowned architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.
Venturi is the 2015 recipient of the James Parks Morton Promise for the Future Award, which was given in part to recognize the ReThinkNYC project.
Aligning with a Strategic Partner in Today’s Retail Environment
Integrated Campaigns and Partnerships
Lauren just celebrated 25 years at Bloomingdale’s, and has worked in multiple areas within the Marketing department. Previously, she has worked for production houses such as Jim Henson’s Muppets and Startmark.
Integrated Campaigns and Partnerships
Tiffany has been at Bloomingdale’s for 5 years, starting in Loyalty and Credit Marketing before joining Lauren on the Integrated Marketing team. She attended Fashion Institute of Technology and previously worked in merchandise planning before moving over to marketing.
Learning Through Practice
Lecture + Book Signing Event
For over thirty years, Rob Rogers has explored the edges of architecture and the overlap of disciplines: the spaces where architecture, landscapes and the public realm converge. Designing in cities around the country, he elevates accepted conventions in his quest to develop intelligent, rich and timeless contributions to our physical environment. Believing that even a single building is a piece of urban design, his work assertively and elegantly combines urbanism, landscape and architecture.
Rob’s current and notable projects include: the award-winning Henderson-Hopkins School in Baltimore, MD, a sustainably-designed independent K-8 school in partnership with Johns Hopkins University; a new social sciences building for Rice University in Houston, TX; a new clubhouse in Harlem, NY for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club; Atlanta’s Park Over GA400, a nine-acre programmed park over a highway in the Buckhead district of Atlanta; The New St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg, FL, thirteen acres of park space with year-round amenities; and H-GAPS, an ongoing study of storm surge protection and programming possibilities in the Houston-Galveston region.
An active lecturer and recognized leader in advancing new urban technologies and programs, Rob has served as critic and professor at academic institutions around the country including the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Rice University, Washington University in St. Louis, Syracuse University, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and Tulane University, among others. He is currently Chair of the William Ward Watkin Advisory Council at Rice University.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor in Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Design Studies, with distinction, from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
3500 Years of Design in 2000 Seconds Flat