Metropolis Forums

MAY 26TH, 4:00PM–5:00PM EDT

Designing Spaces for Public Good

Government offices, community centers, public transit hubs—these are often the most challenging spaces to design. However, in spite of the tight budgets and risk-averse clients, designers have recently created some remarkable workplaces and facilities for the public sector. How have these designers innovated with civic architecture, and what lessons can we learn from them that apply to private-sector workplaces as well?

Designing Spaces for Public Good

 

Host

773.avinash Rajagopal Headshot Credit Nicholas Calcott

Avi Rajagopal

Editor in Chief
Metropolis

Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is an expert on product and interior design in the digital age, as a historian of contemporary design as well as a frequent speaker at key industry events. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013). and has contributed to numerous volumes on architecture and design, including Adhocracy (Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012), Making Africa (Vitra Design Museum, 2015) and Atlas of Furniture Design (Vitra Design Museum, forthcoming). He has lectured on design history and writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York; the University of Texas at Austin; and the National Institute of Design, India.

Panelists

Joseph Coriaty

Joseph Coriaty

Managing Partner
FREDERICK FISHER AND PARTNERS

Joseph Coriaty, FAIA, is Managing Partner of Frederick Fisher and Partners, where he has worked for over three decades. Influenced by his hometown of Detroit, MI, he studied architecture at the University of Detroit in 1974, and then went on to work in manufacturing spaces where he detailed and designed parts for machinery and tools. These experiences informed his passion for the process of making, and the primacy of human interaction with the built and urban environment. Informed by his hometown’s spirit of ingenuity and a wide understanding of pioneering developments in sustainability and resiliency, Coriaty has led FF&P’s design team that completed the world’s largest municipal building that fulfills the requirements of Living Building Challenge certification. Additional FF&P projects where Coriaty has overseen design include Annenberg Community Beach House, Crossroads School of Art and Science, Iovine and Young Hall at University of Southern California and the renovation of Princeton University Firestone Library. Coriaty was honored as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2018, and lectures at the University of Southern California, UCLA, Woodbury University, and the University of Detroit.

James Krueger

James Krueger

Design Principal
HMC ARCHITECTS

As a Design Principal in our San Diego Studio, James Krueger, AIA, NCARB leads design work for HMC’s Pre-K-12, and Civic practices. With 20 years of experience working on public projects, James is inspired by the idea that everything HMC designs has the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our communities and clients.

Jose Sama

Jose Sama

Partner and Design Leader
NBBJ

Jose Sama is a partner and design leader at NBBJ. With more than 25 years of experience focused primarily on healthcare and civic projects, Jose leads teams in creating transformative designs that advance a client’s by providing safe, human-centered environments. His work has been recognized by Fast Company, Modern Healthcare and Healthcare Design. In addition, Jose is the recipient of the prestigious Rotch Travelling Scholarship, and served as a visiting critic at MIT, the University of Washington, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida.

Julie Snow, FAIA

Julie Snow, FAIA

Founding Principal & CEO
SNOW KREILICH ARCHITECTS

Julie Snow leads a studio-based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The studio’s interest in pragmatic and critical programmatic reflection results in innovative designs that expand our understanding of architectural performance. The practice has been recognized with numerous awards including the AIA’s 2018 Architecture Firm Award, an honor that recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. Julie Snow has held several visiting professor positions including the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, USC, and Washington University, St. Louis, as well as teaching at the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture where she received the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2011 she was awarded the Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.