Springboard Design News
Art Paper’s special issue on architecture and design features an extensive review of the White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes exhibition by Springboard’s own Paul Rosenblatt.
Although the article is not available online, you can still order an issue which features many other articles including a fascinating consideration of John Latham’s Flat Time House at http://www.artpapers.org/.
For more information, contact Paul directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At noon PST – that is 3PM EST for those of us on the East Coast – Springboard Design Principal Paul Rosenblatt preents a webinar on blogging and architectural communication. Still time as we write this to get in on the fun. Just follow this link: http://www.designrealized.com/Architecture_Blog
This is the email message we received yesterday:
“Guess what? Your book has been selected to go on the inaugural tour of The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library! The tour is presented in partnership with Ugg’s Creative Council and was curated by our friend Christopher Jobson over at Colossal.”
Join us November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for this “landmark” tour!
Pittsburgh Art Walk – Pittsburgh, PA
in front of Assemble
5125 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
#SBPPittsburgh and #CreativeCouncil
A little background: A year or so ago, Springboard Design Principal Paul Rosenblatt submitted a sketchbook to the Sketchbook Project. If you don’t know about the Sketchbook Project, here is a link to the project and Paul’s scanned sketchbbok. He will be briefly reunited with the book on November 2 when the book tour arrives in Pittsburgh. Come see paul and his sketchbook there or just his sketchbook – with many others – in another location along the tour.
Here is a link to the Sketchbook project site: http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject2012
Here – below – is a link to Paul’s sketchbook on the site…that is, for those of you who won’t have a chance to see it in person on November 2, 3,4!
And if you are ever in Brooklyn, go visit the Brooklyn Art Library and see all of the sketchbooks there…
Brooklyn Art Library
103A North 3rd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Closed Mon – Tues.
Open 12-8pm Wed – Sun.
Ph : 718-388-7941
The Carnegie Museum of Art Website just announced the completion of the renovation of the Scaife Galleries, designed by Springboard Design. “Five of our 21 art galleries,” the Carnegie writes, “have been reinstalled to offer a fresh interpretation of the permanent collection and to highlight many of the museum’s strengths in Impressionism, sculpture, Realism, and Aestheticism, providing a unique view of the museum’s holdings.”
The museum has also included some beautiful views of the space on their website:
As reported in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on September 29, 2012, Springboard Principal Paul Rosenblatt AIA will lead a public design charette focused on improving the design of urban streets. The charette – a problem solving exercise with a long distinguished history – will be held on October 2, 2012, at Pittsburgh’s Cultural Trust Education Center from 5-9PM.
For more, follow the link to Marylynne Pitz’ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article:
Springboard Creative Director Petra Fallaux Curates ‘scapes’ Exhibition at Panza Gallery – Opening Saturday, September 15, 2012Monday, September 10th, 2012
Our Creative Director, Petra Fallaux, has been busy!
In addition to her work with Springboard Design and her studio work as a contemporary quilt artist, Petra’s curatorial expertise is on display in an exciting new exhibition of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists entitled ‘scapes’ at the Panza Gallery in Millvale, PA. Panza Gallery is located at 115 Sedgwick Street, Millvale, PA 15209.
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 5-8PM.
What led to this exhibition? Pittsburgh Society of Artists members were asked to “escape the tedium of the norm by putting (their) efforts to the theme “scapes.” Think about it…landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, skyscapes, bodyscapes, mindscapes, spiritscapes, tablescapes…what noun would you put in front of the word “scapes?”
From the many excellent submissions was culled an extraordinary exhibition by Guest Curator Petra Fallaux. Before joining Springboard Design as Creative Director, Petra Fallaux directed Carnegie Mellon University’s Art Galleries for over a decade. Her tenure there included founding and building the new Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Her sharp and informed perspective on directing non-profit cultural institutions resulted in the creation of many successful contemporary art exhibitions. The work exhibited at the Miller Gallery included a wide spectrum of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, architecture, communication design, industrial design and theatrical design as well as multi-media and site-specific projects and installations.
An active contemporary quilt artist since 2003, Petra applies her credo of shape, color and simplicity to her own work as well.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Petra Fallaux holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Leiden, and Masters Degrees in Film Studies and Arts Management, respectively, from the University of Amsterdam and Carnegie Mellon University.
Springboard Press is pleased to announce that the Carnegie Museum of Art has agreed to sell its latest publication, Every Building A Museum, in the museum’s bookshop.
Le Corbusier was wrong. Houses are not machines for living, they are museums. In fact, to architect Paul Rosenblatt AIA, Founding Principal of Springboard Design and author of , EVERY BUILDING A MUSEUM all buildings are hybrids and all benefit from being viewed as museums.
Paul Rosenblatt has written a provocative new book, EVERY BUILDING A MUSEUM, that shares the highlights of ten years of building Springboard Design. More than a typical architectural monograph, EVERY BUILDING A MUSEUM takes the reader behind the scenes into the practice’s studio, revealing design secrets behind ten of the firm’s most distinctive projects. Designed by book designer Brett Yasko and featuring essays by Heinz Architectural Center Curator Raymund Ryan and architectural critic Dr. Charles Rosenblum, EVERY BUILDING A MUSEUM celebrates the first ten years of an emerging national architectural practice.
Raymund Ryan, author of Cool Construction (Thames & Hudson, 2001), declares, “Paul Rosenblatt and his team at Springboard approach projects not as problems to be solved with the least hassle but as opportunities for the investigation of form and color, material and light, information and pleasure.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Rosenblatt earned his B.A. in art and architecture from Yale College and his M.Arch. from the Yale School of Architecture where he edited, Perspecta, the Journal fo the Yale School of Architecture. He is Founding Principal of Springboard Design, a nationally recognized architecture and planning firm with an emphasis on museums, exhibitions and cultural facilities. Springboard Design’s clients have included Carnegie Museum of Art, National Aviary, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Herman Miller Company, and the Johnstown Flood Museum.
Every Building a Museum
92-page paperback: $15.95; Springboard Press
Available at Carnegie Museum of Art Bookshop and by email at email@example.com
FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS AND REVIEW COPIES:
Media Contact: Paul Rosenblatt Phone: 412.390.4040
Springboard’s Principal Paul Rosenblatt AIA has been invited to lecture at the Center for Architecture in New York City. The lecture, entitled ‘ Every Building A Museum,’ is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Le Corbusier was wrong. Houses are not machines for living, they are museums. In fact, to architect Paul Rosenblatt AIA, Founding Principal of Springboard Design, every building is a museum. In a provocative talk that challenges received wisdom, Rosenblatt discusses an architectural philosophy that applies to other building types what he has learned designing museums and exhibitions. Today, all buildings are hybrids, Rosenblatt argues, and all benefit from being viewed as museums. This session will share a unique approach to practice that forms the basis of Rosenblatt’s new book, Every Building A Museum.
Location, times and more details will be available on the Center for Architecture website: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=center-for-architecture
We are delighted to announce that our application for a Sprout Fund Grant for our Bike Steps/Light Rail Proposal was accepted. Kudos to Springboard Associate Bill Szustak for spearheading this process.
In the last ten years, Pittsburgh has developed a system of pedestrian and bike routes encouraging alternative means of transportation throughout the city. The bike trail system continues to grow, but there are still some missing or circuitous links. Some potential bike connections would be enhanced by modifying existing public steps to accomodate the transport of bikes. These public steps are an urban typology unique to topographically challenging cities like Pittsburgh. Currently, no runnels exist on any public steps in the city of Pittsburgh. Our ‘Bike Steps/Light rails’ project is designed to address this lack.
Springboard’s ‘Bike Steps/Light Rail’ project is focused on developing an illuminated bike ‘runnel’ that can be retrofit onto public staircases like the one connecting Joncaire Street in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This location will serve as the ‘pilot’ program or prototype for what we hope will be additional installations throughout the city. To the best of our knowledge, these will be the first bike runnels in the city’s history.
In addition to the support of Bike Pittsburgh, we have also received support from the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) and are seeking other partners and collaborators to implement the project.
According to their website, “The Sprout Fund supports innovative ideas that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh—making our community a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Through its programs and activities, Sprout enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities.
Founded in 2001, Sprout is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies for catalytic small-scale funding, civic engagement, digital media and learning, and public art. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, Sprout’s approach has worked successfully across political and geographic boundaries to make hundreds of community-decided investments in early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities.”
For more information, contact Paul Rosenblatt at firstname.lastname@example.org, and read the Pop City article about the Sprout Fund grant: