Jeff Barber, AIA, LEED AP, is Executive Director of the Architecture Studio for Gensler’s Southeast region and the global co-leader of the firm’s Buildings & Campuses practice area. As executive director, he is a client and design leader for developer and owner-driven building projects in the region and the firm. Jeff is a LEED-accredited architect who also has been a long time leader of the firm’s committee on Sustainable Design. Resource stewardship and high performance architecture are at the forefront of his concerns.
Jeff is a recognized talent in the conceptual design, design development, and architectural detailing of base building projects and has received several design awards for his work at Gensler and other firms.
Fred Dust leads IDEO’s Smart Space practice, the group responsible for helping clients with their strategic and innovation goals around space and real estate. The work puts multidisciplinary teams into the field to translate consumer insight into design concepts for a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, retail, housing, city, and urban design.
Fred’s work at IDEO includes the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL); a new patient-care model for DePaul Health Center in St. Louis; a new cardiac-care center for Memorial Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana; and a new format for mobile dental-care centers for On-Site Dental. Other clients have included Mayo Clinic, Marriott, Nike, Gap Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and more.
Fred has taught classes at the California College of the Arts and at the school of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley; he holds numerous guest professorships.
Suzan Globus, FASID, leads Globus Design Associates, Red Bank, N.J., in the interior design of public, educational and special libraries and library product design. The firm also includes municipal and residential projects in its portfolio.
Suzan is President-Elect of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the 38,000 member professional association headquartered in Washington, D.C. A frequent presenter at library, education, and design conferences, Suzan speaks about interior design and practice issues to clients and design practitioners around the country. She was appointed by the governor to serve on the newly formed Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee of the New Jersey State Board of Architects to certify interior designers. A former journalist, Suzan is a listed consultant with the American Library Association.
Michael Hendrix is a co-founder of Tricycle, Inc. where he serves as Chief Brand Officer and Creative Director. An art/design director since 1994, Michael serves on the board of the Chattanooga chapter of the AIGA, and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee from which he received a BFA in Graphic Design. He attended the 2004 AIGA/Harvard Business School program “Business Perspectives for Design Leaders,” and is an adjunct design professor at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Prior to co-founding Tricycle, Michael’s career included advertising and design director roles in Chattanooga marketing firms. He has won numerous design awards both personally and as leader of the Tricycle creative team.
In June 2006, IDSA named Tricycle among the world’s leading designers and innovative problem solvers by awarding them the Gold IDEA award in celebration of the best product design of the year. Among Tricycle’s clients are the commercial brands of Interface (Nasdaq: IFSIA), Tandus Group, Mohawk (NYSE: MHK), and Shaw (NYSE:BRK.A). Tricycle has offices in Chattanooga, TN and Leeds,
Susan S. Szenasy is editor in chief of Metropolis. During her 20 years as editor in chief, the magazine has been at the forefront of reporting and analyzing of architecture, culture, and design. Today she is internationally recognized as an authority on sustainability and is interviewed extensively on design: e2, the 6-part PBS documentary series on the economies of environmental consciousness.
Susan serves on the boards of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER), FIT Interior Design, and the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She has been honored, twice, with the IIDA’s Presidential Commendation and is an ASID distinguished speaker on the topic of ethics in design. She holds an honorary doctorate from Kendall College.