Tag Archives: Architecture and Design

Join us when Theatre wardrobe expert Debi Jolly comes to campus on Thursday, October 20!

Let’s talk about what happens behind the curtain! Join us when wardrobe expert Debi Jolly comes to campus and talks about what the wardrobe crew does to support actors backstage during a run of a show.

Co-sponsored by the Theatre Dept and CCI: Center for Careers& Internships

Date: Thursday, October 20

Time: 1:30-4:15pm

Location: Green Room, The Wright Memorial Theater – 96 Chateau Road, Middlebury VT 05753

EMAIL: SLJACK@MIDDLEBURY.EDU FOR MORE INFO

Exploring Careers in Creative Design

Check out the latest MIDDVantage video withChrissy Ritter ‘16, Project Manager and Senior Designer at Charlotte Moss LLC.

Chrissy has been involved in the Interior Design industry, working with Charlotte Moss since her graduation from Middlebury with a B.A. in Film & Media Studies and Studio Art.  In her years there, she has advanced from Design Associate to Interior Designer to Senior Designer and Project Manager.  In addition to her academic experiences while at Middlebury, Chrissy was the Captain of the 2016 National Champion Women’s Lacross Team.

Click here to review the episodes coming Fall 2022!

Grace Hopper 2022 Virtual Pre-Event | Warner Brothers Games: The Night is Dark and Full of Errors – Wednesday, September 14

Specifically for women technologists, join this virtual event on Wednesday, September 14 from 3pm – 4pm EST. How can you use technology to quantify the qualitative? Join members of the WB Games team as they talk about the power of player feedback driven game design, tips for getting started, and the lessons learned through development of popular mobile titles like Game of Thrones: Conquest.

Click here to register for the event!

Monumental Conversations: What the Andrew Mellon Foundation found when they analyzed America’s monuments

As part of The Mellon Foundation’s unprecedented new Monuments Project, Philadelphia-based nonprofit art and history studio Monument Lab undertook a comprehensive audit of our country’s commemorative landscape, scouring almost half a million records of historic properties to better understand the dynamics and trends that have shaped our nation’s monuments.

Join Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Dr. Paul Farber, Director and Co-Founder of Monument Lab, for a discussion that will dive into Monument Lab’s findings and explore what they mean for the future of our commemorative landscape.

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 4pm EST

Click here to register for the event!

Adaptive Public Space: Places for People in the Pandemic and Beyond

Building on its longtime commitment to public spaces, Knight Foundation commissioned Gehl — a global urban planning, design and strategy firm — to conduct an impact assessment of seven public spaces in its portfolio. The findings illustrate the power of public space as a platform for community development: whether by building resident trust, spurring social activity, supporting economic and workforce development, or catalyzing neighborhood change.

This power makes public spaces a key ingredient in the recovery from COVID-19 — a crisis that has raised the stakes for overcoming deeply rooted, systemic challenges in our cities. For policymakers, funders, and practitioners, these findings are a call to action. By elevating public spaces, leaders nationwide can drive more equitable outcomes in the pandemic and beyond.

THE APPROACH

Located in Akron, Detroit, Philadelphia, and San Jose, the seven projects in this study represent $5 million in direct Knight investments. An additional $50 million in co-funding and follow-on investments from other funders including the Reimagining the Civic Commons network went toward these sites, wider area improvements and ongoing space operations. The spaces range widely: neighborhood parks that give residents a go-to gathering spot; nature spaces that re-engage locals with the outdoors; and citywide destinations that offer art studios, beachscapes, and more.

Given the diversity of spaces, this study did not set out to measure the spaces against one another using a common set of metrics. The goal was to understand impacts related to four core themes, and to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE:

  • Spaces that reflected resident needs, historic character and the arts had more regular visits from residents. 
  • Community participation and responsive engagement is vital for equitable spaces. 
  • Prioritizing community engagement throughout the lifecycle of a space led to ripple effects in the wider community. 
  • Flexible community-led design, inclusive processes, and capacity-building helped sites develop sustainable operating models and adapt to changing conditions — including the pandemic. 

The report also offered recommendations for optimizing public space design:

  • Create spaces with equity in mind.
  • Design spaces with the input of communities that are impacted.
  • Become financially sustainable.

Click here to read the full report.

Are you passionate about art and design? Register for the Merchandising at Minted info session – Tuesday, March 16

Minted is a marketplace for independent design, where you come to find things for your home and special occasions that are trend-setting, well-curated, high quality, and made unique to you.

Minted is a late stage startup based in San Francisco, and was founded in 2007 by CEO Mariam Naficy (Williams Alumna). Minted is hosting a virtual info session on Tuesday, March 16 at 5:00pm EST. Join Becca 0O’Leary (Sr. Manager, Merchandising) and Caitlin Bernstein (Recruiter) to learn about their disruptive e-commerce marketplace and exciting opportunities for recent grads in their Merchandising function.

Becca will be telling her story, chatting about merchandising and the role, and answering any questions you may have. Minted is looking for creative thinkers who are passionate about art and design, curious about the world of e-commerce, wholesale and retail merchandising, and have strong analytical and quantitative skills to join their Merchandising team.

Click here to register for the event in handshake!

The Lime Connect Lens: building accessible and inclusive workplaces – Thursday, December 3

Lime is excited to share the details of their virtual offerings that are designed to raise awareness about the experiences of people with disabilities, opportunities to create more accessible workplaces and the learnings around disability that have come from working in a virtual environment.  

Building back better: Opportunities for creating a more accessible workplace 
11:00am ET/8:00am PT
Lime Connect partners will share lessons learned during the transition to working virtually; and the impact of key practices and accommodations that were implemented as a result.  
The unique disability perspective: Accessibility @ work
12:30pm ET/9:30am PT
Lime Connect Network members will share the unique strengths, skills, and perspectives that people with disabilities bring to the workplace and the world; and the tangible benefits to their companies.        
Accessibility and inclusion through Google technology 
2:00pm ET/11am PT
Kyndra LoCoco, Accessibility Partner & Community Programs Manager at Google, will highlight the accessibility features in Google products; and how we can create more accessible experiences for all users. 
Accessibility and inclusion through Microsoft technology 
3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
Ricardo Wagner, Microsoft Canada Accessibility Lead, will explore the impact that accessible technology can have for people with (and without) disabilities; and specific features of all Microsoft products. 

Click here to learn more and register for the event!