Jason Vigneri-Beane, MArch. Iowa, BPS SUNY. EcoNet is his concept and design. He is an architect and cross-disciplinary designer with projects ranging from architecture and urbanism to industrial and graphic design. His current focus is on cross disciplinary design as a catalyst in near-future scenario-planning. In addition to design and future-casting, he has worked for a number of years on the relationships among design, new media, technology and social organization. He has taught and lectured in the United States, Europe, and Asia and he coordinates the Master of Science in Architecture program at Pratt Institute. He also began teaching at the Columbia University School of Architecture in 2014.
Walter Meyer, MLAUD Harvard, BLA University of Florida. He is a landscape architect, and in 2006 co-founded Local Landscape Architecture with his partner. Their work includes the Parque del Litoral, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for the 2010 Central American Games. This project won the 2010 AIA Honor award in Puerto Rico; it is the first implementation of phytoremediation technology at the scale of an entire city.
Meyer was recognized in Washington DC by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for “leadership and innovation in the green economy”. In 2009 Local Office was awarded a grant by the New York State Council of the Arts for CSO2GO, a series of wetland parks mounted on barges aimed to be deployed city wide to treat water pollution. He also won a 2008 NYASLA Merit Award for “Garden between City and Sea,” a realization of the principles of sustainable coastal landscape architecture at the residential scale. Meyer has been a lecturer and visiting critic at Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Parsons New School, Pratt Institute, U of FL, FIU, and Puerto Rico.
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