|Founder Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
||.No accident that architects linkin the greatest collaboration networks of our age from the C100 to the media lab at MIT- the net-generation is many communications revolutions in one- from death of cost of distance in APPING knowhow to where you live and travel in an age of co-working and co-serving customers worldwide. |
Virtual revolutions build exponentially on each other. Just as mobile wifi built on the web, then smartphone apps built another dimensions it may yet be that blockchains- will have the biggest social multiplying impact of all. No transaction is too small - too deep and diverse to integrate in "ethical sentiments" architectures empowering smart inter-generational partnerships and transparency of value chain ledgers in which no middle man ever again own a channel (value web) and tax everyone more and more every quarter.
Sustainability goal 11 focuses on sustainability of places, community, cities. No goal offers greater opportunity for sharing solutions. Search out "hubs" in any place and you will find youthful teams addressing largely similar needs to regenerate communities and planet. 21st C supercity designs can learn from each other but above all global villages need to be linkedin so that life saving community service franchises are accessible, affordable everywhere - arguably the architect, the civil engineer, smart building, smart cities need to be celebrated in the most social of inquiry processes and app designs everywhere. Open spaces, commons designs needed to facilitate 5000 real time people brainstorming and not just tech hackathons. How can be 21st century schooling systems be transformed into extraordinary community centres- will the greatest #learninggeneration be possible if this isnt the most urgent priority of families everywhere...
IM Pei has been recognized internationally with the highest honors in architecture, arts and letters, and public service, among them the AIA Gold Medal (1979), the Grande M�daille d�Or of the Acad�mie d�Architecture de France (1982), the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1983), the Japanese Art Association�s Praemium Imperiale (1989), and the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2010). Mr. Pei is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Corporate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Design, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.