An interesting dialogue.
On November 7, 2016, SmithGroupJJR’s San Francisco office presented Perspectives: Is Campus Context More than Skin Deep? The lively forum gathered a diverse panel of thought leaders representing the fields of education, technology, development, urban planning and architecture. The panelists were Amy Neches, partner at TMG; Benjamin Grant, urban design policy director at SPUR; Zach Pozner, director of architecture and campus planner at Stanford University; Robin Bass, REWS environment design & operations lead at Google; and Bill Katz, design principal at SmithGroupJJR. Topics explored included the effects of stringent guidelines on campus design and whether they limit creativity or instead serve to preserve tradition and create a sense of place.
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I'll be on this panel this evening to discuss what defines campus context and how buildings and guidelines can address the issue.
In 2009 I worked closely with Stanford University to create a masterplan vision and design guidelines for their new Redwood City Campus. In 2016, the project is moving closer to a built reality.
This book is a comprehensive documentation of a collection of Art, Object and Interior Design curated and designed by Myrna Katz.
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