Design Professionals as Active Agents of Change
Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED
Managing Partner, FXCollaborative
An architect and interior designer with 38 years of experience in the design and management of corporate and institutional projects, Guy Geier is the Managing Partner of FXCollaborative Architects as well as having responsibility for the firm's Corporate and Interior Design practice. Guy focuses on developing designs that reflect a client's mission while creating solutions that address environmental concerns and the health and well-being of the users while delivering economic benefit to the client.
Guy has completed buildings and interiors for a wide range of clients including SAP, the National Audubon Society, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Disney, Mitsui Fudosan, Asia Society, Columbia University and the Javits Convention Center
Guy is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association. He is 2018 President of the NY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board at the University of Virginia School of Architecture where he received both a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Architecture.
Founder/Director, Colloqate Design
Bio to come.
Christiana Moss, AIA
Principal, Studio Ma
Christiana Moss approaches architecture with vision, optimism and a commitment to testing and research; all integral qualities of the Studio Ma collaborative design practice. As Studio Ma's managing partner, Christiana is responsible for assisting their clients with identifying project goals, facilitating decisions and leading the design team to realize successful buildings. Her ability to grasp the interrelationships among these issues and use them to shape memorable architecture is integral to their practice.
Christiana received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Prior to graduation, she joined the studio of the Pritzker Award winning Nordic master, Sverre Fehn, at the Oslo School of Architecture for a semester of study. She interned in the offices office of Simon Ungers in New York City upon graduation, where she worked on a winning entry for the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. In 1997, she moved to Arizona and was a member of the offices of McCoy and Simon Architects and Eddie Jones from 1998-2003 before founding Studio Ma with Christopher Alt, her partner in life and work.
Christiana leads Studio Ma's educational, institutional and cultural program types, where she applies her design and management skills towards the successful completion of both small and large-scale projects, including public-private partnerships with Princeton and Arizona State Universities.
Exploring the Future for Architects, Engineers and Designers
Randy Deutsch, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Director, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED AP is the Associate Director for Graduate Studies and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign teaching design, professional practice, building- and digital-technology. Randy is an international keynote speaker, a design technology authority, Exec Ed program leader at Harvard GSD, and architect responsible for the design of over 100 large, complex sustainable projects. He has written for DesignIntelligence, featured in ARCHITECT Magazine and Architectural Record, and is the author of three books: Convergence: The Redesign of Design (AD, 2017) on the nature of the ongoing convergence of technology and work processes; Data Driven Design and Construction: Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data (Wiley, 2015) on the innovative individuals and firms who are leveraging data to advance their practices; and, BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice (Wiley, 2011) tracking the social and organizational impacts of the new technologies and collaborative work processes, and has been featured in other publications. His next book is, Superusers: An Architect's Guide to the Coming Tech Transformation (Routledge, 2019.) He wrote the Foreword to Managing Design: Perspectives on the Profession by Michael LeFevre, FAIA (2018.)
Craig Curtis, FAIA, LEED AP
Chief Architect, Katerra
Craig Curtis leads Katerra's Design team and is responsible for the overall design quality of all Katerra projects. Known for his integrated approach to the design of high-performance buildings, Craig joined the company to help develop a seamless integration of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and construction within Katerra.
In the past 2 years, Katerra's Design team has multiplied to a 100+ person team, extending across multiple offices. Craig oversees the conceptual design of all Katerra projects and is the lead designer on select Katerra projects. Craig also established the Design Consortium at Katerra—a board of invaluable partnerships with top designers across North America. This group advises Katerra as we develop buildings around the country, helping ensure that we deliver on the highest level of design.
Previously, Craig was with The Miller Hull Partnership for 29 years, where he was a partner for 20 years. A few of Craig's projects at Miller Hull included The Bullitt Center, widely known as the greenest office building globally, as well as the GSA Land Port of Entry in San Diego, a $500m complete rebuild of the busiest land border crossing in the world. Miller Hull was awarded the National AIA Firm Award in 2003.
Design Researcher, SuperSpace
Luis Jaggy is a Design Researcher at SuperSpace, the design research arm of Woods Bagot Architects.
SuperSpace is a collective of designers, scientists and computer programmers who develop advanced design methodologies at the nexus between spatial cognition, behavioral analysis, big data and machine learning. They research, design and build digital spatial systems in-house through professional software development.
SuperSpace explores the dynamic relationship between people and space through the design and development of digital design systems based on user and spatial analysis. This provides the data-rich evidence for developers, urban designers and governments to design truly human-centric environments.
Luis' research focus is on data driven design automation, generative design and optimization, and embedding formal/systems logic within design processes.
He has lectured at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design in computational design and manufacturing, and has been a lead developer on Decod.es, a geometry kernel and platform agnostic scripting environment for designers.
Luis holds a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts and Game Development Programming from Chapman University. Prior to receiving his M.Arch, Luis worked in special effects, motion capture, and post production for film and video game development.