Today was an inspiring day. The desigNYC community — client organizations, design partners, desigNYC advisors, as well as our volunteer communication specialists and documentary team — met for an informal get-together to mix, mingle, share updates and celebrate the progress of these exciting collaborations. The event was generously hosted by Maddy Burke-Vigeland and Monica Schaffer at Gensler’s gorgeous Rockefeller Center office.
About two and a half months ago, desigNYC launched its first round of pilots by matching 12 organizations (nonprofits, community groups and city agencies) doing great work in the city with 12+ talented design professionals who are leaders in the fields of architectural, landscape, interactive, interiors, lighting, graphic and communications design. The projects are creating solutions impacting a range of range of social and environmental issues including affordable housing, sustainable development, social justice, health, green space, urban farming / local food systems, youth leadership, and more.Read more