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Anthony Deen

Anthony Deen

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Anthony Deen is a creative director, architect, design strategist and educator with over 25 years experience in designing and building smart, sustainable environments and experiences. Anthony's work is included in the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum and his projects have won the Cannes Gold Lion, International Design Award, Spark Design Award, AIA Project Award and multiple SEGD and GOOD Design awards.

Anthony's background is with notable firms, Rockwell Group and Landor, working on a variety of project types from corporate offices to public parks to transportation facilities. Anthony has specific expertise in complex, high foot traffic, urban sites. Notable projects include the interior for jetBlue’s terminal 5 at JFK airport, the master plan for Chelsea Market's Phase II, a recycling system for New York's Central Park, and the recently completed way-finding system for the WTC/Westfield/PATH district at the World Trade Center.

Anthony is a co-founder of the MFADT in Design + Technology program at Parsons School of Design, where he has taught for over 20 years. He also one of the founding members of The Lab at Rockwell Group; co-founded Gowanus By Design, working on the rezoning of that Brooklyn neighborhood, and served as a member of the EPA’s Gowanus Community Advisory Group. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Place + Make LLC, New York, NY, US, Partner

Place + Make is a physical experience design firm offering integrated design services including strategy, planning, design, architectural design and location based interactive media. We create site-specific solutions that are both innovative + sustainable; poetic + pragmatic, and enticing + engaging. Clients include Central Park Conservancy, The Armory Athletic Center, World Trade Center Redevelopment and Valley Health Systems.

Jun 2017 - current
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Associate Professor - adjunct

Founding Director of the MFA in Design + Technology program, School of Art, Media and Technology.

Current courses: Thesis Studio 1 + 2, Design Studio 1 + 2, Responsive Environments, XR for Urban Design and Planning and Interactive Installation Design

Sep 1996 - current
 

ESI Design, New York, NY, US, Director of Physical Environments

Studio lead for architectural and interior design team for ESI Design. Clients included Barclays Capital and Beacon Capital Partners.

Jul 2015 - May 2017
 

Landor, New York, NY, US, Creative Director

Creative Director for Landor NY's Environments and Experiences practice, leading the design and branding of both physical spaces and interactive installations. Clients included Barclays, Central Park Conservancy, the Port Authority of NY & NJ, PLCB, The Related Companies, Wilson Associates, and the World Trade Center.

Jul 2010 - Jun 2015
 

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Senior Design Director/ Senior Associate

Anthony Deen is a creative director, architect, design strategist and educator with over 25 years experience in designing and building smart, sustainable environments and experiences. Anthony's work is included in the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum and his projects have won the Cannes Gold Lion, International Design Award, Spark Design Award, AIA Project Award and multiple SEGD and GOOD Design awards.

Anthony's background with notable firms, Rockwell Group and Landor, working on a variety of project types from corporate offices to public parks to transportation facilities. Anthony has specific expertise in complex, high foot traffic, urban sites. Notable projects include the interior for jetBlue’s terminal 5 at JFK airport, the master plan for Chelsea Market's Phase II, a recycling system for New York's Central Park, and the recently completed way-finding system for the WTC/Westfield/PATH district at the World Trade Center.

Anthony is a co-founder of the MFADT in Design + Technology program at Parsons School of Design, where he has taught for over 20 years. He also one of the founding members of The Lab at Rockwell Group; co-founded Gowanus By Design, working on the rezoning of that Brooklyn neighborhood, and served as a member of the EPA’s Gowanus Community Advisory Group.

Mar 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Rockwell Group/ Studio Red/ The Lab at Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect/ Associate

Design and project management for large scale projects including the relaunch of the FAO Schwarz flagship stores in New York and Las Vegas, interior architecture for JetBlue's new Terminal 5 at JFK Airport, and design for the W Hotel and Resort, Huntington Beach, CA. Also helped create and launch Rockwell's interactive media technology studio, The Lab at Rockwell Group.

Feb 2003 - Mar 2007
 

Virgin Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, VP Store Design

Vice President and Creative Director for the Virgin Megastores in North America responsible for all aspects of Store Design. Business driven projects ranged in scale from interactive kiosks, signage, fixtures to store planning, design and construction. Led design for Union Square NY, Columbus OH, Dallas TX and Boston MA stores as well as renovations of Los Angeles and San Francisco stores.

Mar 1999 - Dec 2002
 

Education 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Smart Cities

The research of the Smart Cities group focuses on intelligent, sustainable buildings, mobility systems, and cities. It explores the application of new technologies to enabling urban energy efficiency and sustainability, enhanced opportunity and equity, and cultural creativity.

Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
 

Parsons The New School for Design, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1992 - May 1995
 
Sep 1990 - May 1992
 

The Cooper Union, Bachelors, Schools of Architect and Art

Sep 1978 - May 1982