Andrea Hansen Principal of Fluxscape
4:00 pm, AB100
Datascapes: Design for
Changing Cities and Shifting Lands
Andrea Hansen is the principal of Fluxscape, a design, research, and communications practice that focuses on the use of open source data and web platforms to map conditions and spur change in urban environments. The practice brings together multi-faceted expertise in research,urban planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, data visualization, and web development to form a unique internet-based approach to urbanism that is tailored to the rapidly changing technologies and culture of the 21st century. In addition to her practice, Andrea is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was the inaugural Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow in 2011-2012. Previously, she was a 2014 Code for America fellow and the 2013-2014 Marie Bickham Visiting Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. She was also chosen in 2012 as one of Next American City’s “40 Under 40” Vanguard class of urban leaders.
Vinayak Bharne University of Southern California
Vinayak Bharne is Director of Design at Moule & Polyzoides
Architects and Urbanists in Pasadena, California, Adjunct Associate
Professor of Urbanism at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy,
Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Heritage Conservation at the USC
School of Architecture and Associated Faculty Member at the USC Center
for Japanese Religions and Culture.
His professional work ranges from new towns, inner-city
revitalization, campuses, resort-villages and housing for corporate,
private and institutional clients; to urban regulations, policies and
strategic advising for government and non-government agencies in the
United States, Canada, India, China, United Arab Emirates, Panama, Kenya
and Mauritius. His projects have received numerous local and national
awards. These include the 2013 National Award for Smart Growth
Achievement – Overall Excellence by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, the 2013 Pinnacle Award from the International
Downtown Association, three national Charter Awards from the Congress
for the New Urbanism; and the Excellence in Planning Implementation
Award from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association. Read his full bio. .
Steven Spears Partner and Principal of Design Workshop
Steven Spears is a Partner and Principal with Design Workshop in Austin, Texas. After practicing in Australia and with the Aspen, Colorado office of Design Workshop for a number of years, he co-opened the Austin office in 2008. He is a Design Principal in the Austin and Houston offices. As a landscape architect, urban designer, land planner and land artist, Steven brings significant experience on a variety of scales from small gardens to large scale land planning. Specifically, Steven’s 15-year career has focused on resort and hospitality, green infrastructure and LID, retail and mixed use, brownfields, multi-family housing, streetscapes and plazas, parks and open space, trails and greenways, redevelopment strategies, master planned communities, residential gardens and estates, corporate campuses, land art, and community planning. A firm believer in the quadruple bottom line design process of integrating economic sustainability, environmental sensitivity, community benefit and profound art/aesthetics, Spears design and planning work has been recognized at the state, national and international level.
Andrew tenBrink Associate at James Corner Field Operations
Staging Ground, Landscape
Andrew tenBrink is an Associate at James Corner Field Operations and is currently the project designer for the Central Waterfront in Seattle. He has also worked as a designer for the recently opened Uptown Plaza in Cleveland. Andrew holds a Master of Landscape Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, with honor, from Purdue University. In 2011, he co-founded ATLAS a design and research lab. He is the co-author of Transurban: Sarriguren and Valdespartera, which critique the development of purported eco-cities in Spain. Andrew was the selected winner of the 2012 International Garden Festival in Grand-Metis, Quebec, and was awarded 1st place in the Catalyst: Sacramento Capital Mall Competition. Prior to jointing JCFO, Andrew was employed by AECOM, where he worked on high-profile projects including the World Trade Center Streetscape,and several civic institutions in Washington D.C. including Marvin Gaye Park, the National Museum of American History, the Moultrie Courthouse, Woodland Park, and the Potomac Yard Linear Park.
Nataly Gattegno Co-Founder, Future Cities Lab
Nataly Gattegno is a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab, an
experimental design and research office based in San Francisco,
California. Working in collaboration with her partner Jason Kelly Johnson,
Nataly has produced a range of award-winning projects exploring the
intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies,
robotics, responsive building systems and public space. Future Cities
Lab is at the forefront of exploring how advanced technologies, social
media and the internet of things will profoundly affect how we live,
work, communicate and play in the future. Their approach to design and
making, which has been described as “high performance craft”, is also
deeply experiential, interactive and materially rich. Future Cities Lab
is an interdisciplinary studio employing an adventurous team of
designers, architects, technologists, digital craftspeople, urban
ecologists and more. Read more. . .
Anijo Punnen Mathew
ITT Institute of Design
4:00 pm, AB100
Anijo Punnen Mathew is an Associate Professor at IIT Institute of
Design. His research looks at evaluating new semantic appropriations of
place as enabled by technology and media convergence. He also works with
companies to adapt and change to the information economy through the
use of design methodology and theory. Anijo has a PhD in Computing from
the Open University in the U.K.; Master of Design Studies (MDesS) from
Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; and a professional
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from Birla Institute of Technology,
Mesra, Ranchi (India). Prior to joining ID, he was a tenure track
Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University’s College of
Architecture, Art, and Design (CAAD). Read more. .
Principal, Alibi Studio
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