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CORE DESIGN TEAM
Our team ties together and offers a full course menu of extensive expertise in architecture, design, engineering, planning, community engagement, construction management, and real estate development, alongside advisors in education and technology. We are breaking down the silos that for too long have segregated these disciplines. Our vision is to collaboratively conceive holistic and economic plans that knit together campus planning and design with finance, health, and technology. In doing so we rely on the input, inquiry, inspiration and intelligence of the people within the institution and its surrounding community.
HMA2 architects was formed in 1986 and has completed numerous college and university mixed use projects, ranging from libraries to entire campuses. These projects generally involved the transformation of existing underutilized or underwhelming facilities and settings into valuable assets and destinations for their diverse communities. www.hma2.com
LEGACY ENGINEERSngineers is mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection consulting engineering and construction firm based in NYC. John B. Rice has a record of success and excellence, to address a need in the market for a strong minority business enterprise with engineering and construction expertise. www.legacy-engineers.com
Architect for over 8,000,000 SF of mixed use buildings with complex design issues and the challenges of coordinating a multi-disciplinary design team. Our work in the private and public sector has enabled us to solve issues on multiple fronts. www.bhc-architects.com
An industrial designer for OXO Good Grips. Work includes a voting machine (Microsoft), interactive experiences and exhibitions, hospitality and innovation. He founded Smart Design, opened frogdesign (NY) and the LAB (David Rockwell). www.tuckerviemeister.com/
NEIL BALDWIN, PH.D
Author of many works of biography and nonfiction, Dr. Baldwin served as Manager of the Annual Fund at The New York Public Library, and founding executive director of The National Book Foundation. At Montclair State University, from 2006-2020, he was Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, Professor of Theatre & Dance, and founding director of The Creative Research Center. https://www.montclair.edu/creative-research-center/
Founder of The Disabled List, a disability-led design organization. Disabled List collaborations shift the role of user/tester toward tacit knowledge holder/decision maker by urging designers to reach communities instead of fixing things for them.
PUBLIC HEALTH CONSULTANT
Consultant in infectious diseases and nutrition for national and international organizations, including WHO, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Global Fund for AIDS, TB & Malaria and UNICEF with experience in 30+ countries.
Historical consultant for architecture and planning with extensive experience studying the history of campus planning and development. Curator of multiple exhibitions on modern architecture and recipient of the 2019 Design Studies Thesis Prize at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Advocate for liberal education and currently Interim President of Salem Academy and College, Susan is President Emerita of Shimer College, Professor Emerita of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has published widely on topics including religious studies, and LGBTQ studies.
FELIX KRONENBERG, PH.D
LEARNING SPACES CONSULTANT
Professor and unit leader at Michigan State University with broad experience in collaborative and interdisciplinary design and research of physical, digital, and hybrid learning spaces in higher education.
Innovation advisor & creative director for emerging technologies. Led ongoing innovation at Razorfish, Avalanche, ChivaCare. Creative leadership for breakthrough solutions winning multiple awards pioneering design and integration of new technologies.
CROSS STREET PARTNERS
Cross Street Partners is an integrated real estate company exclusively focused on re-building communities with vibrant urban mixed-use neighborhoods built on a foundation of innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
ANDREW WACHTEL, PH.D
Andrew Wachtel, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is an educational administrator with broad experience in the US, Russia and Central Asia.
M.B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D
People in the Workplace, Management, & Higher Education Consultant Professor of Management, Organizational Behavior, Higher Education, & Entrepreneurship at Harvard University, St. John's University (NYC), and Columbia University, and a Fulbright Scholar. International Consulting experiences in corporate and higher education sectors in the areas of change management, strategic planning, executive/leadership development & coaching, curriculum, program, and faculty development.