Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Salt Lake Design Week’s Closing Night Reception (SLC: Nov 18)
For Immediate Release
Contact: Eugenie Hero Jaffe 801.599.2040
Salt Lake Design Week Culminates with a
Closing Night Reception
at the Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center
Friday, November 18, 7 pm
Natural History Museum of Utah's Design Collective: The Integrated Approach to Design
Tickets on sale now at www.sldesignweek.org <http://www.sldesignweek.org>
Salt Lake City, UT : The capitol city’s first Salt Lake Design Week (November 14–18) will have as its grand finale – a Closing Night Reception and Panel Discussion – at the new Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center (301 Wakara Way) on Friday, November 18 at 7 pm.
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center at the University of Utah, under construction since July 2008, is an exceptional example of modern design that carefully incorporates its surroundings. Nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the museum’s sleek copper exterior and canyon-like interior create the perfect setting for Salt Lake Design Week participants to salute this new artistic creation in our community.
The panel discussion will delve into the collaborative process behind the conception of the new center.
The evening’s panelists will feature the design team behind the project: New York based architect Todd Schliemann from Ennead Architects, local architect of record David Brems from GSBS Architects, Tim Ventimiglia from Ralph Appelbaum Associates as well as Cameron Smith from Infinite Scale Design Group, Richard Poulin from Poulin + Morris and Terrall Budge from Design Workshop. Sarah George, the Executive Director of the Natural History Museum of Utah will also be participating.
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center is the premiere sponsor of the Salt Lake Design Week’s Closing Night Reception. They are dedicated to transferring the design story of its new space to the local design community.
After the discussion participants can enjoy a cocktail reception with desserts and music.
Tickets are limited and on sale now at www.sldesignweek.org <http://www.sldesignweek.org> .
Salt Lake Design Week’s Closing Night Reception is Friday, November 18 at 7 pm at the Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108. For details visit www.sldesignweek.org <http://www.sldesignweek.org>
Salt Lake Design Week, November 14–18, will raise the public awareness of the impact that all design— graphic, product, fashion, architecture, etc.—has in Utah. Design Week will reach out to a diverse community of design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students and more. The goal of helping local designers interact, collaborate, and learn from each other to build a stronger creative community.