GROW was a one-day symposium in November 2015 geared toward emerging leaders and mid-career architects seeking inspiration and knowledge. Scott Francisco was invited to speak on the topic of "business structure."
Pilot Projects and its partners in the Brooklyn Bridge Forest were finalists in the Innovation Prize for outstanding ideas and concepts in financing tropical forest conservation. The Brooklyn Bridge Forest team presented the project before a panel of judges and conference attendees.
New York City needs leaders that will cultivate opportunity and nurture innovation in all spheres. This year’s Summit themes were Innovation and Leadership, driving a discussion of building a globally competitive city that is socially, economically and environmentally resilient. Scott Francisco presented Brooklyn Bridge Forest and 100 Fountains. See a video of the presentation.
A gathering of creatives from a variety of disciplines to share ideas and issues related to their artistic and spiritual practices.
"Envisioning Adaptation: Design as a Bridge to a Sustainable Future"
Are we simply solving today’s problems, or truly designing for the future? Value-engineering efficient solutions for today’s office spaces often results in functional but ultimately disposable environments... Starting now we must design for both today’s volatile market and a future we can only assume will treat energy and waste in a very different way. For sustainability to gain real traction in the world of interior furniture, fixtures, and finishes, we need design to perform exceptionally in today’s competitive market, and avoid obsolescence and landfill in an unknown future. This will require a shift in thinking to permeate our industry.
The Innovation Paradox: Do our products of innovation lead to an innovative culture—or not?
Craftsmanship, Culture and Technology in Workplace Strategy: Building a Creative and Efficient Environment For Your Company
A conversation with workplace design and strategy experts:
- Scott Francisco, Pilot Projects Design Collective
- Sara Matiz, MAD
- Filippo Soave, Perkins and Will
Is craftsmanship relevant in our technological age? Does it impact organizational culture and workplace design? How can productive organizations be supported by design? As Italian traditions intersect with contemporary business practices, are craftsmanship and technology at odds with each other? What does a workplace look like that supports both craftsmanship and a streamlined business model?
"Sustainability and Social Enterprise"
Dr. Sara Minard and Scott Francisco
"A Tale of Two Hammers: Workplace, Tools and Organization-Craft”
Scott Francisco. Sept 2012
“Using Technology to Persuade People and Bring in the Dollars”
Yasmin Fodil. July 2012
“Jacques Ellul and the Lightsaber: The Cultural Potential of Inefficient Techniques”
Scott Francisco. July 2012
Scott Francisco, Chair. May 2012
“Envisioning Adaptation: Design as a Bridge to a Sustainable Future”
Scott Francisco. May 2012
“The Workplace of the Future; Double Visions”
Scott Francisco. December 2011
“Social Media in the Middle East: Why Now, What’s Next?”
Yasmin Fodil. July 2011
"16th Century Spice Trade: Ships, Organizations and Cargo”
Scott Francisco. 2009
“Design for Change" and "Obscure Dependencies”
Scott Francisco. 2008-2009
“In Pursuit of the Creative Workplace”
Scott Francisco. 2005
"Communities vs. Networks"
Scott Francisco. 2005
Scott Francisco. 2002
Segment on Toronto Loft-Conversion Project
Scott Francisco. 1998