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Ballinger presents “Tessellations in Architecture – A Design Dialogue”

Ballinger hosted a design dialogue on tessellations in architecture, from theoretical mathematical concepts, to their application in architectural and interior design, to practical considerations related to production and installation. Ballinger architect and associate Andrew Sniderman, AIA shared his research into tessellations and his definition of a new system related to mathematical dissections, called a dissection tiling system. Chris Stulpin, Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, shared a case study of translating a tessellation concept into a sustainable product that gives designers options while reducing waste.

The event was part of DesignPhiladelphia, the signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, and the oldest design event of its kind in the country. The annual festival showcases the work of practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals.

At Ballinger, Andrew Sniderman has worked on projects for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and American University. He recently presented his research on tessellations at the Bridges Conference, an annual conference on mathematical connections in art, music, architecture, education, and culture.

Chris Stulpin is the Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, where he leads the design, product management, marketing and project management teams, driving the company’s innovation roadmap and customer experience journey.

DesignPhiladelphia Tour of CHOP Roberts Center

Ballinger and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted a guided public tour of CHOP’s recently opened Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. The tour was part of the 2017 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, the signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, and the oldest design event of its kind in the country. The annual festival showcases the work of practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals.

The tour was led by Ballinger architects: Principal Terry D. Steelman, FAIA, Associate Principal Dean R. Johnson, AIA, and Senior Associate Bill Andes, AIA. The program included a lecture by Terry, who presented the project team and design intent, followed by a tour of the site, showcasing the public elements of the design, and then a visit to two upper floors. Guests visited an empty shelled floor followed by a completed floor, a sequence that provided insight into the planning of the flexible workspaces.

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The 30 guests who attended were invited to a reception in the cafe following the tour.

Ballinger is proud to participate in DesignPhiladelphia and contribute to Philadelphia’s identity as a hub for creative activity.