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Fresh Brew | The Makers Series | Making: Then the Product (Episode #2)
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Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we live in a rich and complex world of makers. With this series we want to dig deeper into what it means to be a maker. Are we all makers? What is the internal instinct or drive to be a maker? Is a maker the 21st century craftsperson with modern tools and technology? As we progress with the design of AIASF and the Center for A+D's new headquarters where architects at Aidlin Darling make the conscious act of folding in the hand of the maker, we want to have some open-ended conversations with a selection of some San Francisco Bay Area Makers that are creating a broader niche for the themselves by involving nature, community, architecture, experimental materials and relationships to bring their ideas to the fore.
Mark Rogero will focus on the process of the design and making of some recent site-specific pieces that are a distinct and inspiring departure from product design.
Scott Hudson will discuss how Henrybuilt designed and rebuilt an experimental house in Marin County to act as incubator. The house serves as a living backdrop for the creative process to aid in providing a deeper understanding of design and the interactive relationship with the products that ultimately emerge.
Moderated by Lise de Vito, Design Industry Relations and Strategy, Henrybuilt; Owner, Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction
Scott Hudson, Founder/CEO, Henrybuilt
Scott grew up working summers for his builder grandfather, Henry. That experience shaped his creativity and drive as he completed his BFA, then moved to New York to cut his teeth in publishing. Next, Scott embraced the software industry — starting two tech companies, all the while remodeling his own homes. In 2001 Scott developed the first American Kitchen System, Henrybuilt, in Seattle. Not idle in 2020, Scott expanded with two more inter-related systems-approach brands, SpaceTheory and Primary Objects – with studio/showrooms in Seattle, New York, Marin County and soon Los Angeles. Scott now comes full circle with the introduction of a tech company called Symbolic Frameworks, which serves as an extension and supportive force behind all of the Henrybuilt companies.
Mark Rogero, Founder, Concreteworks
It all began for Mark in his workshop in Emeryville crafting and fabricating commissioned pieces by hand. With his design sensibility and dedication to become a life-long student of this material, he founded Concreteworks in 1991. Since that moment in time, concrete has undergone a huge transition from a strictly industrial material into one of the most adaptable resources. Concreteworks has been there, on the front lines innovating through process and expert craftsmanship through this change, and continues to innovate decades later, imagining that we have just scratched the surface of this material’s potential.
(Moderator) Lise de Vito, Design Industry Relations and Strategy, Henrybuilt; Owner, Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction
Lise de Vito's passion for design, architecture and creative acts began early in life, influenced by a family of architects, industrial designers and artists. Evident in the graphic quality of her work is a strong ability to innovate. Lise’s professional experience covers a diverse range of project types including residential, retail and commercial. The design of award winning, urban-infill residential development work is a constant thread throughout Lise's professional focus; vertically integrated projects from land acquisition to design|build brought to market. Lise received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, after which she worked for firms on the East and West Coast before joining Jim Zack to form Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction. Although Lise remains an owner of ZdV, she joined Henrybuilt to bring her industry knowledge and diverse trade relationships to act in a strategic, forward facing role for the company.
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