Paula Rees

Place or Advertising? The Supreme Court’s Decision

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​​​​​​​On November 10, 2021, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on City of Austin v. Reagan Advertising to consider whether government regulation of billboards violates the First Amendment rights of advertising companies. In a 6-3 decision issued on April 21, the Court rejected Reagan Advertising’s argument and upheld the City of Austin’s right to regulate “off premise” signage.. In a follow-up to her opinion piece from November 2021, SEGD past Board President Paula Rees (Principal, Foreseer) provides analysis of the Court’s judgment.

Paula Rees Featured in Fortune Magazine With Article About Female Design Educator and Innovator Sarah Turnbull

Sara Little paints at her desk, circa 1930s. Little guided product design efforts by industry giants such as 3M and Corning Glass over the course of her long career. COURTSEY OF CENTER FOR DESIGN INSTITUTE

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Long time member Paula Rees wrote an article featured in Fortune Magazine titled "How this woman you’ve never heard of shaped our world", about a legendary female design educator and innovator Sarah Turnbull.

From Fortune Magazine:

"Why do we need National Women’s History Month? Because you’ve never heard of her. Which “her” am I talking about? In this case, a woman who changed how we live and designed products that saved lives.

Place or Advertising? Supreme Court to Decide

Illustration © James Porto

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On November 10, 2021, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has implications for the SEGD community. City of Austin v. Reagan Advertising considers whether regulation of billboards violates the First Amendment rights of advertising companies. SEGD past board president, Paula Rees (principal of Foreseer), provides some context behind the case and how its outcome is likely to affect all of us.

Pike & Rose

Finalist 2017
Finalist 2018
Pike & Rose

Pike & Rose is a mixed-use neighborhood North Bethesda, Maryland. It will occupy over 32 acres when complete, with buildings ranging up to 20 stories. It’s approximately $1.5 billion in new construction and replaces an old strip shopping center with huge parking lots, a great exercise in East coast density and reuse.

Paula Rees - There's No Place Like Home

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's past events. All videos from 2014 through 2019 are available for viewing for members for free. 

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Leonard Garfield and Paula Rees - Dialogue

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's past events. All videos from 2014 through 2019 are available for viewing for members for free. 

If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources. First year members receive a discount on the member rate!

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