How the Windy City is Also A Smart City

  2/2/17 Published Link How do you check out the food inspection ratings of restaurants? How can you check out recent vandalism scores of neighborhoods for someone-who-has-never-seen-the-snow-before who’s apartment-hunting? Government officials and industry execs in Illinois are working together to get this kind of information out there. At a panel presentation last week about how … Continue reading How the Windy City is Also A Smart City

Something Old. Something New. Something Borrowed.

Image by Nathalie J Siegel While digital agencies, Razorfish, and 1871 modernize the feel of the iconic, Art Deco fortress, the Merchandise Mart brings in its rich past of a former Native American trading post, by hosting international luxury retail trade shows. A former leather factory warehouse turned SoHo House brings its rich heritage by … Continue reading Something Old. Something New. Something Borrowed.

Congress for New Urbanism Charter Awards Book

Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Charter Awards Book 2014 Award of Merit, Best Block category, Market Square Place, Pittsburgh, PA, Page 20 Awards recognize design excellence of projects per Charter categories of walkable urbanism. This book is placed on coffee tables and desks of governmental leaders and at college libraries. (Edited by Editor)  Market Square … Continue reading Congress for New Urbanism Charter Awards Book

Luxury Interior Bath Rooms

Nathalie J Siegel

5. Florida Designer Homes MagazineDesigner BathroomsFebruary 2013 Volume 2 No. 6, Page 23 – 25 Creative ways to give character and a theme to a traditional bathroom.

Hamptons-StyleLuxury. Relax. Peace. Imagine repeating these words to yourself in a remote interior space with no mobile reception.

You may enter the “unknown” with a cup of chocolate espresso and absorb all touches of dark mahogany hardwood.  Textures would be free of voids, just as smooth as perfect snow-capped peaks out west in Utah.  You would start collecting photos of espresso mahogany vanities and accents from Pottery Barn.  Digging for dark chocolate fabrics so rich that you would be craving a Hershey’s bar!  This collaborative effort would help bring your perfect space to reality.

But if you grew up on the island of Palm Beach and just returned from Fourth of July fireworks in Southampton, you would imagine bringing back French…

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Urban Design Forum New York Competition

Nathalie J Siegel


What will these new habits and technologies mean for the shape of the city? Will ridesharing reduce the need for parking and unlock new opportunities for development? How will autonomous vehicles affect the design of our streets? Could our dense city become a bicycle boomtown? And will new transportation options pull support away from our historic transit network? Help us craft a vision for the future of mobility in New York City. How would you build a more accessible, equitable, and sustainable city? How would you improve New York’s streets, transportation networks, and built fabric in order to create a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable city?
Urban Design Forum Competition Link
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Imagine one of the most walk able streets where all dynamics are naturally controlled by pedestrians, tourists and local natives of the island of New York. No…

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Chicago Design Museum Partnership with DCASE for the Great Ideas of Humanity

29 August 2016 For Immediate Release: CHICAGO—August 29 2016 The Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) is proud to announce a partnership with Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) to showcase the Great Ideas of Humanity throughout Loop Link locations. The Great Ideas of Humanity series was inspired by Mortimer Adler’s monumental Great Books of … Continue reading Chicago Design Museum Partnership with DCASE for the Great Ideas of Humanity

Open Swim, Money

Open Swim, Money: Working with Sponsors Tanner Woodford, executive director of Chicago Design Museum moderated a well-attended panel discussion at the Lake FX Summit, held at the Chicago Cultural Center. This was a large free convention for young artists and emerging entrepreneurs. Open Swim, Money: Working with Sponsors, was the title of the seminar, with … Continue reading Open Swim, Money