Catalyzing Collaboration


February 15, 2019
2/15/19 8:30 am - 2/15/19 10:00 am


2019-02-1508:30:00 2019-02-1510:00:00 America/New_York Catalyzing Collaboration Design Museum Mornings with Christina Marsh, Principal and co-founder of Atelier et Alia. It is widely accepted today that collaboration is ... Collective Next 129 South Street, Floor 3, Boston, MA 02111 Design Museum Boston

Design Museum Mornings with Christina Marsh, Principal and co-founder of Atelier et Alia.

It is widely accepted today that collaboration is needed to achieve great design, but what about the design of collaboration?  Strong collaboration doesn’t just happen by getting everyone in a room, around a table, or on the same software platform. It is a process that needs to be deliberately designed in order to be inclusive, stretch the boundaries of our thinking, build consensus and clear direction, and capture all of the pertinent information. Architect and firm owner Christina Marsh working together with Collective Next, a consulting firm specializing in the design of creative interventions that help organizations move forward faster, will discuss how design processes can be curated to truly be more collaborative, both for the specific project at hand and beyond.

Join us in February for Design Museum Mornings at Collective Next for food, fun and a great conversation about how to design for better collaboration.

Doors open at 8:30am; Presentation begins at 9:00am.

The Speaker

Christina Marsh is principal and co-founder of Atelier et Alia, an architecture, design, and research firm working across many scales and sectors to invest in projects that make a positive impact on our communities.  The firm name “et Alia”, meaning “and others”, is itself a reflection of the belief that great architecture relies on great collaborations across all the stakeholders involved in the project.

Through her work with various schools, universities, and institutions, Christina has developed an expertise for bringing together user groups, entities, and experts to achieve a strong overall project and vision.  Prior to founding Atelier et Alia, her work at Payette Associates including leading the team in the design of technically complex campus buildings at Williams College and the award-winning lab renovation at Cornell University’s Kimball Hall. She also practiced architecture for over a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area including with Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, a firm renown for its design and sustainability leadership where she led the design of the North Beach Public Branch Library, and with Studio Bondy Architects, a leader in K-12 school design in northern California.

Christina received her Master in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has taught design studio extensively at both the California College of the Arts and Wentworth Institute of Technology.  With her background in both engineering and architecture, Christina’s design approach embraces projects with strong conceptual thinking whose thoughtful integration of building systems ensures both a comprehensive vision and a well-functioning design.

About Design Museum Mornings

Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Boston. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Boston community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.