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About Us

Everywhere we go, we encounter implicit and explicit cues to guide us, from environment and behavior to graphics and manuals. In complex environments, these cues become part of a system that can assist people to sort through data, fill out a form, absorb new information, or navigate a place.

That's our realm. We specialize in creating public information design, the planning and presentation of complex information to diverse users and audiences. From signage to strategy, we design thoughtful, user-centric systems designed to navigate, inform, communicate, and create new visions of the world around us.

Our roots are in wayfinding, the art and science of helping people find their way. That's where we got our start, but we’ve since expanded our expertise to diverse and ambitious initiatives. Public or private, these initiatives can only succeed if they are effective in persuading stakeholders. Consulting with leaders in business, institutions and government, we use the tools of information design, data visualization, and interactive media to provide engaging narrative frameworks for big ideas, clarifying supporting information, creating a roadmap for implementation and making these accessible to all. 

So when visitors approach a building or public place, our designs help them to enter it and locate their destinations. And when clients or constituents approach complex information, we help them absorb it by organizing data, images, text, and other components. We tackle these projects strategically, knowing that strong branding and a unified context leads to powerful results. 

clients and collaborators

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc

Alpha Partners

American Airlines Center, Dallas

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Apollo Theater

Arts, Culture, Philanthropy & Advocacy

Atlanta Federal Center

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Barnard College

Bayhealth Medical Center

Bear Stearns

Bellevue Hospital

Beyer Blinder Belle

Bike New York

Bloomberg LP

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Properties

Brennan Beer Gorman/Architects

Bridgeport Intermodal Transportation Center

Brookfield Properties

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Brooklyn Museum

Bruce Mau Design

Cambridge Seven Associates

Canizaro Cawthon Davis

Capital Properties

Carnegie Hall

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Central Synagogue

Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.

Chicago Park District

Cho Benn Holback + Associates

Cigna

Cincinnati Transit Authority

Citibank, N.A.

Citigroup

City of Charlotte

City of Chicago

City of Hartford

Civic Entertainment Group

Cleveland Orchestra

Collins Center for the Arts

Columbia University

Comcast

Cooper, Robertson & Partners

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Cosentini Associates

Counter Restaurant, Manhattan

Daniel Frankfurt, PC

David & Peggy Rockefeller Collection

David M. Schwarz Architects

Davis Brody Bond

DIA Center for the Arts

Disneyland, Anaheim

DMJM Harris

Downtown Alliance

Downtown New York River to River Festival

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Downtown Partnership of New York

Duke Medical Center

Durham Parks & Recreation Department

Earl Swensson Associates

Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects

Election Assistance Campaign

Empire State Building Company

Empire State Development Corporation

Ennead Architects

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Five Front, Brooklyn

Flack + Kurtz Inc.

Flad & Associates

Ford Foundation

Grand Central Terminal

Greenberg Consultants Inc.

Gruzen Samton Architects

H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture Associates

Hargreaves

Hillwood Development Corp

Hines Limited

Historic Battery Park

HKS, Inc.

HNTB

HOK

Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor Project

HR&A Advisors, Inc.

Hudson Fairfax Partners

Hudson River Piers 88 & 90

Clients column 2

Ike Kligerman Barkley

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne University

International Fellowship Fund

Jack L. Gordon Architects

James McCullar & Associates Architects

Jewish Community Center

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Jones Lang LaSalle

Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Lenox Hill Hospital

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

M. Paul Friedberg and Partners

Macy's Herald Square

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church

Maestri, LLC

Maryland Transit Administration

Massachusetts Department of Public Works

Massachusetts General Hospital

Meadowlands Xanadu, New Jersey

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Mercy College

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

MetroTech Business Improvement District, Brooklyn

Mets Development Corporation

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Middlebury College

MoMA QNS

Mondawmin Mall, Baltimore

Montgomery College

Montgomery Watson Harza

MTA Long Island Railroad / Long Island Bus

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

NAT's Kids, Brooklyn

New Amsterdam Theatre

New Jersey Transit

New York Botanical Garden

New York City Center

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York Institute of Technology

New York Jets and New York Giants

New York Law School

New York State Urban Development Corporation

New York University

New York University Langone Health

New York Zoological Society

Newhouse School of Public Communications

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Northern Arizona University

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

NYC Economic Development Corporation

NYC Housing Authority

NYC Municipal Water Finance Authority

NYC2012 Organizing Committee

Office of the Mayor of New York City

Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC

Ohio University

Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis

Packer Collegiate Institute

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Patrick L. Pinnel Architect

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Perkins + Will

Perkins Eastman Architects

Pier 12, Brooklyn

Populous

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Princeton University

Prudential Douglas Elliman

Punahou School

Clients column 3

Quartararo & Associates, Inc

Queens West Development Corporation

Quennell Rothschild & Partners, LLP

R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects

Radio City Music Hall

Rafael Vinoly Architects

Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention

Restaurant Associates

Reynolds Performing Arts Center

Rhode Island Airport Authority

Rhode Island School of Design

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

Rockefeller Center Retail Concourse

Rockwellgroup

Rubenstein Technology Group

Sam Schwartz Engineering

Scenic Hudson Land Trust

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Sound Transit, Washington

South Street Seaport & Marketplace

Sowinski Sullivan

St. Mark's Cathedral

Standard & Poor's

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Steelcase, Inc.

Sterling Equities

Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse

Stubbins Associates

STV Incorporated

SUNY Albany: Arts & Sciences Building

Swiss Bank Corporation

T. Rowe Price Associates

TAMS Consultants

Ten W Architects

The Art Directors Club, Inc.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The LA Group

The Liberty Theater

The Mills Corporation

The Municipal Art Society of New York

The Olnick Organization

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Shops at Atlas Park, Queens

The Stubbins Associates

The Whitaker Center, Harrisburg

Thomas Balsley Associates

Tide Point, Baltimore

Times Square Business Improvement District

Tishman Speyer Properties

Towson University

Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie

Trinity College

Tsoi Kobus Architects

Two River Theatre Company

U.S. Japan Council

United States Bureau of the Census

United States Courthouse at Foley Square

United States Post Office

United Way

University at Buffalo, SUNY

University of Maine

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Urban Place Consulting Group Inc

US Tennis Association, Davis Cup

USA Weightlifting National Championships

van Dijk Westlake Reed Leskosky, now: Westlake Reed Leskosky

Van Wagner Communications, LLC

Van Wagner Sports Group, LLC

Victoria Ward Center

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vornado Realty Trust

Waikiki Business Improvement District Association

Wall Street Pier 11

Wallace Floyd Design Group

Washington Group International

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Weihe Design Group

West Midtown Ferry Terminal

William Nicholas Bodouva + Associates

Women's World Banking

World Championships of Freestyle Wrestling

World Outdoor Target Archery Championships

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Thursday
Jan112018

Congratulations Sterling Network NYC Participants

THE ROBERT STERLING CLARK FOUNDATION CONVENES LEADERS TO TAKE INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO ADVANCING ECONOMIC MOBILITY IN NEW YORK CITY   

City leaders across nonprofit, government, and business sectors join forces to make systems impact   

New York, NY. January 8, 2018 — The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation announces the selection of 48 New York City change-makers to join the Sterling Network NYC, a new initiative for systems-leaders who will work together to tackle the challenge of increasing economic mobility for New Yorkers across the five boroughs.

These dynamic leaders have been selected for their commitment to collaboration and their dedication to addressing and resolving the root causes, rather than just the symptoms, of New York City’s most challenging economic issues.

Philip Li, President of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, celebrated the launch of this network saying, “I’m delighted that, after much planning and preparing, the Sterling Network NYC is officially underway. This impressive group of cross-sector leaders has a lot of important work to do, and I have no doubt they will do it well. There is no quick fix when it comes to tackling a complex issue area like economic mobility, but I know our network will come up with fresh and thoughtful ideas.”

Sterling Network NYC is the first network of its kind in New York City. It was launched in response to our current political and social moment, which the Foundation believes calls for new and innovative approaches to tackling seemingly intractable problems facing the city, including poverty and economic inequity.  Although the physical conditions of many low-income neighborhoods in New York City have improved, poverty and limited economic mobility remain a systemic problem for all New Yorkers committed to justice and equity.

According to Lisa Cowan, the Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, “Sometimes the best-intentioned people and programs working on issues connected to economic mobility take a narrow focus. At the Foundation we see the value in bringing together leaders who can approach problems from various angles and lenses. By working together, they will affect greater change than any one of them could individually.”

The new network brings together a cross-section of leaders from the private, public, and social sectors. Collectively, their work spans key issue areas including education, housing, immigration, health, justice and transit.  United by a shared orientation towards action, a common ability to work across differences, and a commitment to New York City, this diverse set of leaders is uniquely poised to co-create real solutions to the problem of economic inequity.    Network members will meet for three immersive retreats annually, and will engage in collaborative action and learning opportunities between gatherings.

The network members are:

Rahesha Amon-Harrison, Community Superintendent, NYC Department of Education

Sean Basinski, Director, Street Vendor Project, Urban Justice Center 

James Brodick, Director, Brooklyn Community Justice Centers, Center for Court Innovation 

Rebecca Brown, Director of Policy, Innocence Project 

Tracey Capers, Executive Vice President,  Bed-Stuy Restoration Corp. 

Jimmy Carbone, Owner/Chef, Jimmy’s No. 43 

Neil Carlson, Co-Founder/CEO, Brooklyn Creative League 

Georges Clement, Co-Founder/President, JustFix.nyc

Elena Conte, Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development 

Jennifer Cowan, Pro Bono Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton 

Rose DeStefano, Deputy Director, Best for NYC, NYC Mayor's Office of Workforce Development 

Jill Eisenhard, Founder/Executive Director, Red Hook Initiative 

Michelle Flores, Director of Development, Brandworkers 

Mark Foggin, Principal, Foggin Strategies 

Deepmalya Ghosh, Senior Vice President, Child Center of New York 

Nancy Ginsburg, Director, Adolescent Intervention, The Legal Aid Society 

Debra-Ellen Glickstein, Executive Director, NYC Kids Rise 

Maurice Goldstein, Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor's Office of Operations 

Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Senior Researcher, Center for an Urban Future 

Bernell Grier, Executive Director, IMPACCT 

Ann Harakawa, Principal, Two Twelve 

Michael Hickey, Director, Strategy & Partnerships, Office of Community Schools, NYC Department of Education

Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director, The Laundromat Project 

Emma Jordan-Simpson, Executive Pastor, Concord Baptist Church of Christ

Alexa Kasdan, Director of Research & Policy, Community Development Project, Urban Justice Center 

Cathy Kim, Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners 

Martha King, Executive Director, NYC Board of Correction 

Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, Director, NYCHA, and President, Fund for Public Housing 

Patrick Kwan, Senior Director, Advocacy & Communications, Primary Care Development Corporation 

Judith Lorimer, Director, Options Center, Goddard Riverside Center 

Melanie Mortimer, President, SIFMA Foundation 

Maria Mottola, Executive Director, New York Foundation 

Michelle Ng, Community Engagement Leader, Ernst & Young 

Betsy Plum, Vice President of Policy, New York Immigration Coalition 

Liliana Polo-McKenna, CEO, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow 

Grace Rochford Everitt, Nonprofit Engagement Manager, LinkedIn 

Toby Sheppard Bloch, Chief Venture Officer, The HOPE Program 

Sideya Sherman, Executive Vice President, Community Engagement, NYC Housing Authority 

Shervon Small, Supervising Attorney, The Legal Aid Society 

Andrea Soonachan, Executive Director, College & Career Planning, NYC Department of Education 

Triada Stampas, Vice President for Research & Public Affairs, Food Bank for New York City 

Kristy Sundjaja, Co-Founder/President, Exceptional Artists Foundation 

George Suttles, Program Officer, John A. Hartford Foundation 

William Weisberg, Executive Director, Forestdale 

Jonathan Westin, Executive Director, New York Communities for Change 

Barika Williams, Deputy Director, Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development 

David Woloch, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Brooklyn Public Library 

Pauline Zalkin, Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Fineas Media   

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About The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation  The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation is dedicated to helping create and sustain a vibrant New York City. It does so by investing in her people, the organizations that develop them, and the networks of which they are a part. Created in 1952, the private foundation derives its resources from the family’s involvement with the Singer sewing machine. Learn more at www.rsclark.org.

 

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