Virtual Weitzman School Talk | An Architecture of Optimism in a Post-Pandemic Society

Virtual Weitzman School Talk | An Architecture of Optimism in a Post-Pandemic Society

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Weitzman School of Design Office of Development and Alumni Relations presents a virtual talk with Jordan Goldstein, (MArch’96), principal and global director of design at Gensler, moderated by Sarah Rottenberg, adjunct assistant professor and executive director, Integrated Product Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

What will a post-pandemic world look like? There is no doubt that design will have a big role to play, especially since there are opportunities for design intervention everywhere we look. Now is the time for us to rethink how we design our new buildings and reimagine our current ones. This conversation will touch on the ways design can make a difference in a post-pandemic world.

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About the Speakers:

Jordan Goldstein (MArch’96), FIIDA, FAIA
Principal and Global Director of Design, Gensler 
An award-winning architect, Jordan Goldstein oversees Gensler’s focus on design innovation and project delivery. Throughout his career, Jordan has led the design of more than eight million square feet of commercial projects in the US and abroad. A sought-after spokesperson on the future of design both domestically and globally, Jordan has been featured in many prominent design publications. In 2015, the Washington Business Journal named Jordan one of the 25 top innovators in Washington, DC, and has regularly included him on its list of the 100 most influential leaders in that market. An advocate of helping the next generation of designers prepare for tomorrow, Jordan has frequently taught a course on design at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a master's degree in architecture and has been the Kea Professor at the University of Maryland, where he earned his BS in Architecture.

Sarah Rottenberg 
Adjunct Assistant Professor and Executive Director, Integrated Product Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Rottenberg oversees the Integrated Product Design Program at Penn, a master's program that bridges design, business, and engineering. Sarah specializes in bringing people together to design products and experiences that are desirable, meaningful, feasible, and viable. She is adept at articulating design processes and methods, teaching Design Thinking and Design Process to students across the university. Sarah is a cofounder of Lia Diagnostics, a company that has developed a flushable pregnancy test - a sustainable product that puts women in control of their own experience. Sarah began her career as a design strategist at Doblin, Inc. and was a directing associate at Jump Associates. She has a MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BS from Georgetown University.