OMD News

August 2010
Jennifer Siegal appointed Visiting Professor at USC.

July 2010
Executive Director, Pam Crowe-Weisberg is pleased to announce that Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design has been selected to design the new Monterey History and Maritime Museum exhibition spaces. The design team includes Libby Barnes, Keely Colcleugh and Eric Seniska and is slotted for a soft opening in September 2010.

June 10, 2010
Dwell’s 100 Houses We Love
Celebrating after 10 years, Seatrain Residence (aka Carlson Residence) is chosen as #13 from Dwell’s 100 favorite international homes. (right-hand page, Project 013)

November 5, 2009
Siegal Honored
The SCI-Arc Alumni Association honored Jennifer Siegal with the Distinguished Alumni Award for her significant contribution to the design and architecture profession at the 8th Annual Main Event.

More Mobile: Portable Architecture for Today

"More Mobile is the little book that roared. About the size of a stack of old 6”x 9” photos (remember those), this modest 145-page book could’ve been much bigger, but then it itself wouldn’t had been very ‘mobile’, representing the inside joke which is very much characteristic of the work found between its covers. Chocked full of high-resolution colour images of the most current examples of transient design – tents, clothing, street carts, as well as Andrea Zittels’ rural pavilions, recently on exhibition right here in Vancouver at the VAG – this literary homunculus is not just eye candy." Sean Ruthen, re:place, November 2008

"At this year's Venice Biennale, MAD architects presented a pointlessly large mobile Chinatown, reminiscent of all that is no longer relevant from Archigram's Walking City of 1964. By contrast, More Mobile addresses mobility in architecture from a standpoint far more in tune with contemporary cultural and scientific developments." David van der Leer, Azure, Nov/Dec 2008

The allure of mobile, portable architecture is worldwide and centuries old. From the desert tents of the Bedouin to the silvery capsules of the Airstream trailer, mobile architecture has inspired designers with its singular characteristics of lightness, transience, and practicality. In More Mobile, the follow-up to her groundbreaking 2002 book Mobile, Jennifer Siegal explores the ever-growing range of possibilities of portable, demountable structures. From serious Refuge Wear to the playful Bar Rectum and the practical Kunsthallen, More Mobile explores the working methods and finished work of the most exciting contemporary designers and presents today's most dynamic, active mobile structures in beautiful color images, detailed drawings, and thoughtful text. Contributors include Studio-Orta, Dré Wapenaar, Andrea Zittel, Andrew Maynard, Andreas Vogler, Horden Cherry Lee Architects, N55, Atelier Bow-Wow, Mark Fisher Studio, MMW, LOT-EK, and the Office of Mobile Design. A foreword by Jude Stewart discusses life on the move, while an introduction by William J. Mitchell considers the house as a robot in which to live.

Talisien Mod.Fab selected for Time's 2009 Green Design 100 award.
Jennifer Siegal: Office of Mobile Design
Michael P. Johnson: Michael P. Johnson Design Studio

Project Team:
Laura McAlpine: Office of Mobile Design

Taliesin Participants: Student participants in design and construction (alphabetical): Dakotah Apostolou, Ebbie Azimi, Thai Blackburn, Christian Butler, Jillian Brooks, Emil Crystal, Michael DesBarres, Daniel Dillow, Dave Frazee, Jeff Graham, Ryan Hewson, Erik Krautbauer, Nick Mancusi, Marietta Pagkalou, Lauren Rybinski, Andrea Tejada, Maya Ward-Karet, Hui Ee Wong, Todd Lehmenkuler, Russell Mahoney, Simon DeAguerro, Taryn Seymour
Project labor, management and quality control: Rebecca Peebles

Construction Faculty: Brian Maxwell

Labor: Billy Crooks, Khanh Le, James Renovatio, Suzanne D. Johnson, Effi Casey, Frank Henry, Victor Sidy

Jennifer Siegal receives USA NETWORK'S “Character Approved” Award Honoring the leading innovators shaping American culture

USA Network announces the winners of the first-ever Character Approved Awards, a new program created to honor individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture. In its inaugural year, USA Network selected seven visionary characters based on their cultural impact, legacy and persona. While each honoree is at a different stage in their careers, they are all cultural trailblazers who are influencing our opinions, style and view of the world.

“The 2009 Character Approved honorees represent the type of characters we not only admire and wish we could imitate, but also want to know,” said Chris McCumber, executive vice president, marketing, digital and brand strategy. “Each of the recipients is a pioneer in his or her own field, lauded by their peers and in our opinion worthy of the Character Seal of Approval. We are honored to celebrate them in this way."

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