2013AbovetheFog

Christian Moeller

Christian Moeller studied architecture at the College of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt and under Gustav Peichl at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. After working in the office of architect Günther Behnisch in Stuttgart, Germany he commenced as guest artist in the Institute for New Media in the Städelschule, Frankfurt, under Peter Weibel.

Photograph of Christian Moeller
Los Angeles, CA

David Meckel

David Meckel is a licensed architect and arts educator who began his career working with Charles and Ray Eames in their Venice, California studio. A few years later David Meckel directed all of the design work for the 1984 Olympics, which Time Magazine declared “Not just the year’s, but surely the decade’s most glittering and effective demonstration of the power of creative design.”

Photograph of David Meckel
San Francisco, CA

Sascha Lobe

Founded by Sascha Lobe in 1999, L2M3 Communication Design is a primarily graphic design studio with high standards of form and content. Sascha Lobe’s agency handles signage systems and graphic design for exhibitions in addition to traditional tasks: such as developing corporate brands and designing printed matter.

Photograph of Sascha Lobe
Stuttgart, Germany

Tim Kobe

Tim Kobe founded the globally recognized strategic design firm Eight Inc. in 1989. Today Eight Inc. has offices in San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, London, Singapore, and Beijing and is a leader in innovation and branded experience, working with companies such as Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll, and Citibank. Eight Inc. received the top award for the architectural competition “High Density on the High Ground” and was selected to represent the United States at the Architecture Bienniale in Venice, Italy.

Photograph of Tim Kobe
San Francisco, CA

Vince Frost

Vince Frost is Chairman and Creative Director for Frost* Design, an internationally focused creative ideas studio of 30 people based in Sydney, Australia. In the early 1990s, Vince became Pentagram London’s youngest Associate Director, before setting up his own London studio for Frost* Design. In 2004, lured by the lifestyle, he made the move to Sydney.

Photograph of Vince Frost
Frost*Collective
Sydney, Australia

Simon Ewings

Simon Ewings is a Project Director at Snøhetta’s American office. Snøhetta has always had an approach that puts the site in focus, with the aim of building architecture that is relevant to its environment and its social and cultural setting. The firm believes that issues of sustainability have to be addressed as a natural part of the design process, just like structure or logistics.

Photograph of Simon Ewings
San Francisco, CA

Tim Smith

Tim Smith is the environmental graphic design team leader at BHDP Architecture, Cincinnati. Formerly, he was principal and creative director of Tim Smith Design. He has held vice-president and director level positions at some of the largest design firms in the United States, including FRCH Design Worldwide, RPA (now Fitch), marchFIRST, and LPK. He has served as president of the AIGA Cincinnati chapter and the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) as well as vice president of Art Center Dayton.

Photograph of Tim Smith
Cincinnati, OH

Chris Downey

Chris Downey, AIA, is an architect, planner and consultant who unfortunately lost all of his sense of sight in 2008. Today, he is dedicated to creating more helpful and enriching environments for the blind as well as the visually impaired. Chris consults on design for the blind and visually impaired, encompassing specialized centers as well as facilities serving the broader public.

Photograph of Chris Downey
San Francisco, CA

Kyle Davy

Kyle Davy co-designed and is a principal faculty member of the American Counsel of Engineering Companies’ Senior Executive Institute (SEI), the pre-eminent leadership development program for engineers, architects, and design professionals within the design and construction industry. This program has educated over 400 senior leaders of firms around the country in the last fifteen years.

Photograph of Kyle Davy
Berkeley, CA

Ben Davis

Ben Davis is the visionary behind The Bay Lights, asking in September 2010, “What if the Bay Bridge were a canvas of light?”  Two-and-a-half years later, after teaming with internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal, a vast and passionate community had come together to fully permit, design, install, fund and celebrate an historic, transformative moment—the March 5, 2013 grand lighting of the world’s largest LED light sculpture.

Photograph of Ben Davis
San Francisco, CA

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