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Nancy Rosen has been working in the field of public art for more than 30 years. She has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York and was one of the 13 jurors charged with selecting a design for the World Trade Center Site Memorial in lower Manhattan.  Rosen has also served on and chaired numerous artist selection panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the General Services Administration and the New York State Council on the Arts. Throughout her career Rosen has remained independent, with no ties to artists or the art trade. Her past projects include a broad range of assignments for institutions and public agencies in this country and abroad. Among these: a procession of distinct urban spaces created by artists along the Hudson River at Battery Park City; permanent art installations for three interior spaces and the public plaza of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.; outdoor gardens created by artists for the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; numerous public artworks commissioned for the campus of Middlebury College in Vermont; and integral artworks for over 20 floors of the new research building at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The daughter of a pediatrician and a registered nurse, Rosen studied Art History at Goucher College (B.A.) and Brown University (M.A.) and founded her art advisory practice in 1980.


ALLEN KOLKOWITZ, Consulting Architect

Allen Kolkowitz is co-founder of KOLKOWITZ KUSSKE, a multidisciplinary design firm founded in NYC in 1985. KOLKOWITZ KUSSKE has broad professional expertise in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design and design direction & methodology. Now located in Rowayton, Connecticut, the firm works on projects across the country, and has received several design awards from the NYC Art Commission for the design of public parks and open spaces. Kolkowitz currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Public Art Fund, where he has been a member since 1996. KOLKOWITZ KUSSKE has been involved in design and planning projects for Johns Hopkins University since 2002. Since that time, numerous awards for planning and architecture design excellence have been received recognizing works completed by Johns Hopkins University. A native of California, Kolkowitz received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.  He continued his studies at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen with a focus on urban planning before joining the offices of Marcel Breuer in New York and Paris. 


PERKINS+WILL, Architects 

Perkins+Will is a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and sustainably focused international design firm.  With offices worldwide, Perkins+Will seeks to achieve the most effective solutions for its clients in the Commercial, Educational, Institutional, Healthcare, Government and Technology markets.  Every day millions of people around the globe inhabit Perkins+Will buildings and campuses that improve health, learning, working and living.  Sustainable, high‐performance, and environmentally conscious design are staples of Perkins+Will’s global interdisciplinary design practice. These values are as important to the firm today as they were at its founding over 75 years ago.  We have created a design practice that focuses on improving the broader goals of society and seek clients and relationships with others who share our values and aspiration for great design. At Perkins+Will, we believe every project is an opportunity to find new and better ways to create environments where patients heal faster, staff work more effectively, and the planet is treated with respect. Our practice is dedicated to creating facilities that appropriately address integrated care delivery, operational efficiency, future-focused adaptability, and design excellence. By embracing a holistic design approach that taps the knowledge and experience of our 1500-person global staff, we set the standard for forward-thinking healthcare design where each project is an opportunity to find new and better ways to provide solutions for the changing healthcare environment. In 2011, Perkins+Will was ranked #1 in Interior Design Magazine’s Health Care Giants survey, the #1 "Most Admired Firm in Healthcare,” and the #1 design firm by Architect Magazine.


OLIN, Landscape Architects and Urban Designers 

OLIN is dedicated to affecting positive change through landscape architecture, urban design and planning.Advocates for the artful creation and transformation of the public realm, the studio practices in a range of scales, including ecological and regional systems, urban districts, campuses, civic parks, plazas, and intimate gardens. From their studios in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, OLIN crafts timeless spaces that promote social interaction and enhance life. They successfully realize projects locally and internationally, each one reflecting its unique context. Through rigorous research, analysis and a dynamic design process, OLIN incorporates the intrinsic qualities of a site to generate a landscape that is embraced by its community. Sustainability is a central tenet of their holistic approach, uniting natural processes with technical innovation to produce contemporary and beautiful places.


Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies works primarily to advance five areas globally: the Arts, Education, the Environment, Government Innovation and Public Health. In 2011, $330 million was distributed.  


The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, founded in 1912 through a generous donation from Harriet Lane and Henry Johnston, was the first children’s hospital associated with an academic medical center. Today, Johns Hopkins offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the world. It has recognized Centers of Excellence in dozens of pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonary, and transplant. Johns Hopkins is currently ranked as the nation’s best hospital by US News & World Report. 


Art + Architecture Initiative:  Art Committee for the new Johns Hopkins Hospital Building

  • Constance Caplan, Board of Directors, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • George J. Dover, M.D., Pediatrician-in-Chief,Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Patricia E. Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Edward K. Kasper, M.D., Chief, Clinical Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Sally W. MacConnell, Vice President for Facilities, Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Nancy McCall, Archivist, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Curator, Nancy Rosen, Nancy Rosen Incorporated
  • Director of Architecture and Planning, The Johns Hopkins Health System, Michael Iati
  • Consulting Architect, Allen Kolkowitz, Kolkowitz & Kusske



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