Chuck Hoberman and Craig Schwitter: Kinetic Apertures
Chuck Hoberman is the founder of Hoberman Associates, a multidisciplinary practice that specializes in transformable design the development of products, structures, and environments that change their size and shape. Examples of his commissioned work include the transforming LED screen that served as the primary stage element for U2’s 2009 world tour; the Hoberman Arch in Salt Lake City, installed as the centerpiece for the Winter Olympic Games (2002); a retractable dome for the World’s Fair in Hanover, Germany (2000); the Expanding Hypar (1997) at the California Museum of Science and Industry; the Expanding Sphere (1992) at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, New Jersey; and the Expanding Geodesic Dome (1997) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Hoberman holds a bachelor degree in sculpture from The Cooper Union and a master degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University. He won the Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design in 1997.
Craig Schwitter is regional director of Buro Happold North America and has over 17 years of experience in the engineering design of complex buildings including educational, performing arts, stadia, transportation, and cultural projects. Schwitter founded the first North American office of Buro Happold in 1998. Schwitter holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a master of science in civil engineering from MIT.