This past March, architects, artists, builders and creative professionals of all types applied to take part in DesignPhiladelphia's 2015 marquee event, Pearl Street Passage. After much deliberation, the curatorial committee and DesignPhiladelphia are happy to announce the teammembers who will help build Philadelphia's next great public space!
The following multidisciplinary teams were assembled based on a unique mix of experience, past works, and creative missions. We also received interest from a few students/young professionals, who have been included as Students/Junior Members.
The teams for the 2015 Pearl Street Passage project will be:
Team 1:Scout – Urban Design Firm The Challenge Program – Fabricators Working Michael – Graphic designer
Team 2:Ewing Cole – Architectural design firm PJA Architecture & B Fabrications – Fabricators J.E. Kim – Choreographer/performer/media artist Alexandra Schmidt – Interior design student/junior team member
Team 3:Jonathan Alderson – Landscape architecture firm Provenance Architecturals – Architectural salvage and fabrication Jeanne Lombardo – 3D mixed media artist/sculptor Margaret Williamson – Sustainable urban design student/junior team member
Team 4:Bohlin Cywinski Jackson – Architectural design firm StudioRON – Fabricators Worldtown Sound System – Musicians
Team 5:Gensler – Architectural design firm Postgreen Homes & Hybrid Construction – Developer and construction team Serena Saunders – Visual artist/fashion designer Richard Vilabrera – Architecture design student/junior team member
Team 6:Groundswell Design Group – Urban design firm FK Productions – Fabricators Peter Slavin, of Fear No Ice – Ice sculpture James Bonney – Landscape Architecture student/Junior team member
Team 7:Sikora Wells Appel – Landscape architecture firm Neuro Native Labs & KRH Design – Fabricators Carter Smith – Installationist/mechanical engineer/idea refiner
Team 8:Queer Urbanist Exchange – Urban planners Shift_Design – Designer/fabricator Michael Morgan – Brick artist/sculptor
Team 9:Ennis Nehez – Architecture and interior design firm Jeffrey Allan Designs – Fabrication The Lighting Practice – Architectural Lighting designer Lily Meier – Young Architecture professional/Junior team member
Team 10:Francis Cauffman – Architecture, planning, interior design firm Metal Inc. – Fabricators Alison Stigora – Site specific installation artist/sculptor/public artist
With the eclectic combination of skills and disciplines represented in each team, we can’t wait to see what incredible work they’ll produce! Let us know which team you’re most excited about by tweeting to us at @designphilly or commenting on our Facebook page, #pearlstreetpassage!
What's Pearl Street Passage?
Slated as the marquee event of the 2015 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, Pearl Street Passage will be a temporary, cutting-edge, outdoor exhibition on the 1100 block that will celebrate the creativity and social vibrancy of the Chinatown North/Callowhill district of Philadelphia. The Passage will be open to the public from October 8-11; with complimentary events, such as talks, walking tours, open studios, and exhibitions. More here.
More on DesignPhiladelphia 2015
Fresh off its 10th anniversary celebration, DesignPhiladelphia is back and planning to make an even bigger impact in 2015. This year's Festival will kick off the evening of October 7th with programming running from October 8-16th. To get your creative juices flowing and inspire you in planning experiences that demonstrate the power of design - this year's theme is SHIFT - as in: a shift in perspective, shifting into motion, or a transformation/change. See how you can get involved here.