Speakers

Juliane Wolf

Studio Gang

German architect Juliane Wolf designs and advocates for built structures that simultaneously serve communities and their environments. Juliane is a Design Principal in Studio Gang’s Chicago office, and in her eight-year tenure has led many of the studio’s most award-winning projects, including the recently completed Writers Theatre, the strategic masterplan for the National Aquarium, and the Bengst Sjostrom Starlight Theatre. Juliane brings expertise in the design of sustainable public spaces, complex visitor-serving organizations, towers, and large-scale, international projects. She is currently leading the design of cultural and high-rise projects across the Americas and Europe, including the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, One Hundred tower in Saint Louis, a tower in Amsterdam, and Vista Tower, which broke ground in Chicago in 2016.

Juliane is a graduate of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, where she received a Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Design and remained following graduation to teach as Unit Master at the Diploma School. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from IIT. Juliane has served as a juror for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), participated in panel discussions at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) National Conference, and lectured at the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) and the Chicago Building Congress (CBC).

Phoebe Glasfurd + Aren Fieldwalker

Glasfurd & Walker

Glasfurd & Walker was founded in 2007 by Phoebe Glasfurd & Aren Fieldwalker. The studio has since become internationally renowned and sought after for clients in hospitality, food and beverage, retail, fashion, and beauty. Whether working on brand identity, art direction, graphic design, digital, print, packaging, or special commissions, the studios goal is to make our clients’ stories stand out through the visual execution and brand narrative. Cultivating a strategic juxtaposition that serves to surprise, delight, and (most importantly) draw people in. 

Aren Fieldwalker, Managing Director
Aren has over 15 years’ experience worldwide in branding strategy and account management, having produced and managed design and branding projects for many clients involving print, broadcast television, post-production, visual effects, live-action production and print. Aren runs the business side of Glasfurd & Walker, overseeing all aspects of new business, client management, budget, logistics and production. 

Phoebe Glasfurd, Creative Director
Phoebe started her award-winning career in Sydney, focusing on print and broadcast design and branding for clients across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the US. In 2007, Phoebe moved to Canada, establishing Glasfurd & Walker in Vancouver, BC. At Glasfurd & Walker, Phoebe is hands-on with the creative direction of every project and oversees a team of talented designers.

Marshall Brown

Marshall Brown Projects

Marshall Brown is a licensed architect, principal of Marshall Brown Projects, and an Associate Professor at the IIT College of Architecture. 

Brown is a Graham Foundation grantee, and recently exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has also exhibited at the Arts Club of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. 

In 2016 he appeared in the PBS documentary “Ten Towns that Changed America.” His projects and essays have appeared in several books and journals, including The New York Times Magazine, Metropolis, Crain’s, Architectural Record, The New York Daily News, Art Papers, and The Believer. Brown has lectured at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Harvard University, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Princeton University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. 

Marshall Brown is currently represented by Western Exhibitions in Chicago.

Ashley Rumsey + Stanley Sun

Mason Studio

An award winning interior design firm focused on the integration of art, objects, graphics and technology. Mason Studio’s portfolio of hotels, restaurants, retail stores, multi-unit residences, exhibitions and conceptual installations can be found on almost every continent.

The keys to comprehending a global context is through an innately sensitive attitude to cultural perspective, dedicated research on human interaction with environments, and a network of professionals with specialized talents. The minds of creative professionals are merged with the traditional skills of interior design to expose multidisciplinary solutions. Through collaboration, unconventional solutions arise to bring awareness and a renewed perspective of everyday spaces.

There is no aversion to tradition and no fear of change; the motivation behind Mason Studio is established on a truthful response to needs and an understanding for the significance of interior design in comprehensive and effective environments with commercial purpose.

Ashley Rumsey (BID, NCIDQ, IDC, ARIDO, LEEP AP)
Ashley has an acute understanding of cross-disciplinary relationships and how they can increase the success of a project. She is a specialist in interior design and visual arts through her studies at leading Canadian and Australian institutions. She has worked with multiple top Canadian design firms on projects in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and was previously a lead designer for a Toronto & New York based studio managing large scale projects for international hoteliers.
 
Stanley Sun  (BID, BSc, NCIDQ, IDC, ARIDO, BCIN)
Stanley is immersed in the science of place and the effect of environmental changes on human physiological response. He is formally trained in design, fine arts and sciences from multiple academic institutions across Canada and Asia and is a sessional instructor at the Ryerson University School of Interior Design. He has worked for respected firms in North America, Europe and South East Asia and previously held the lead design position at a top London, UK architectural design agency.

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