REMINDER - ‘Portal to the Point: A Design Ideas Exploration’-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, February 17, 2012

REMINDER - ‘Portal to the Point: A Design Ideas Exploration’

Saturday, 25 February, Carnegie Museum of Art lecture Hall

Portal to the Point: A Design Ideas Exploration is an Idea Generation Project funded by Colcom Foundation of Pittsburgh and coordinated by SPRINGBOARD Design. The projects are the work of five multidisciplinary teams from across the United States who were invited to explore ideas relating to the form, function, artistic elements, and interpretative design of Point State Park’s Portal Bridge and its immediate vicinity.
Details to follow, but you can count on presentations from each of the five design teams in the morning and interactive design workshops in the afternoon.
The Design team leaders are:

Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, AR

Marlon Blackwell; Kendall Buster; Guy Nordenson & Associates; dlandstudio; Renfro Design Group
Marlon Blackwell Architect is a design centered critical practice that has been producing award winning and environmentally responsive architectural projects since its inception in 1990.

MAYA Design, Pittsburgh, PA

Dutch MacDonald; The Gray Circle
MAYA Design is a Pittsburgh-based design consultancy and technology research lab.


Kate Orff; The Living
SCAPE is a design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York with a commitment to innovative design and construction of the urban landscape.

Weiss/Manfredi, New York, NY

Marion Weiss, Michael Manfredi; Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Green Shield Ecology; Mark Dion
Weiss/Manfredi is a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City known for their integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design

wHY Architecture, Culver City, CA

Kulupat Yantrasast; Reed Hilderbrand; WET Design
wHY Architecture is a collaborative workshop for creativity in architecture and design that brings a fresh and unfettered approach to each project.