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Creating More Livable Cities With Rob Rogers

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Creating More Livable Cities With Rob Rogers

The Future of Cities lies in the making and forming of 21st Century infrastructure that performs at multiple scales and provides public programs that are accessible, equitable, multifunctional, resilient — and delightful. In this session, Rob Rogers will showcase the new St Pete Pier, an A+Award-winning that reimagines a 100-year history of the St Pete waterfront.

Rob will also shine a light on new, large scale projects destined for American cities. HUB404 in Atlanta is a planned new park and public realm to be built over the Georgia 400 highway and will extend Atlanta’s growing regional bike and pedestrian trail system. Meanwhile, the proposed Galveston Bay Park project in Houston is a multi-tiered resilience effort to provide hurricane surge protection, economic development, public access, habitat creation, ecological restoration, and creates a redundant emergency transportation route – all in one.

By attending this talk, you’ll learn how: 

  • Infrastructure is not just about performance; it can be about experience.
  • The lost space of single-purpose infrastructure can be recaptured as a multi-modal realm.
  • The resilience projects of the future require new kinds of thinking and diverse teams that include public, private, academic, and professional sectors.

About Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers founded ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers in 2013 based on more than 30 years of experience blurring the boundaries between urbanism, landscape, and architecture. Major civic and institutional works include the award-winning Henderson Hopkins School in Baltimore, the new St Pete Pier in Florida, the recently completed Kraft Hall at Rice University and Nanotronics Smart Factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Current large urban plans are underway for the HUB404 Park in Atlanta, Galveston Bay Park, and a reimagined Presidents Park in Washington DC. Rob has also worked with commercial clients with significant projects that impact the public realm, such as the Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street in Manhattan, the New York Stock Exchange Secure Streetscapes, Battery Park City’s North Neighborhood, and the SandRidge Commons in downtown Oklahoma City.

Rob has served as a critic and visiting professor at academic institutions around the country including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Rice, Washington, and Syracuse Universities; Pratt Institute, Parsons, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), among others. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Design Studies with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Rob is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves as board president of Open House New York and board chair of the Rice Architecture Watkins Advisory Board.

About Hannah Feniak

Hannah Feniak is Architizer’s Architecture Editor. When she’s not leading our talented team of writers and interviewing the industry’s most innovative designers, Hannah is likely to be found exploring the latest exhibition openings. A trained art historian and educator with a focus on architecture and urbanism, Hannah holds degrees from McGill University in Montreal and NYU.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Robert Rogers

  • Team member
    Hannah Feniak Architecture Editor @ Architizer

Architizer and Material Bank

The Design Your Impact Series is brought to you by Material Bank in Collaboration with Architizer.