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COMPANY | DESCRIPTION
XØ Projects Inc (XØ:p) is a company engaged in the crafting of land, structures and experiences for people to inhabit and enjoy which are mindful, practical and sustainable in all their aspects, including the methods and processes making them manifest.
XØ:p's professional engagements involve overlapping activities in art, design and commerce, and include: planning, architecture and design; property development and management; production of visual and performing arts projects related to the built environment; and communication strategy and design to support the above.
>> XØ:p provides planning, architecture and related design services to institutional, industrial and commercial clients and/or partners for the conceptual and physical development of land and buildings. For information on completed projects or studies, please go to PROJECTS <PLANNING + DESIGN >
>> XØ:p develops, curates and operates buildings and facilities for the creative industries. XØ:p also provides development, leasing and management services to industrial and commercial property owners as clients or partners. For information on projects completed or in progress, please go to PROJECTS < DEVELOPMENT + MANAGEMENT >
>> XØ:p produces and presents performing, visual and literary arts projects at The Old American Can Factory complex in Gowanus Brooklyn and elsewhere. At The (OA) Can Factory complex, XØ:p offers unique venue opportunities for site-specific work, and could additionally provide artistic, technical and logistical support for such projects. For more information go to PROJECTS < PERFORMANCES + EVENTS >
HISTORY | HIGHLIGHTS
XØ Projects Inc (XØ:p) continues to grow its integrated knowledge base which span various disciplines related to understanding the built environment. Following are highlights of XØ:p's organizational evolution:
>> XØ:p was founded in 1987 as an architectural planning and design office named, S.P.A.C.E.
>> In 1989, S.P.A.C.E. incorporated as Space Read Inc (SRI) when it partnered with MK Read & Co Inc to develop The Factories at Parlor City in Binghamton, NY and other commercial and industrial projects.
>> In 1992, SRI established The Read Group in another partnership with MK Read and Co Inc to research & develop, manufacture and distribute modular building systems, materials and components for a three-year period. For additional information go to < PRODUCTS > THE READ GROUP.
>> In 1996, SRI continued its planning, architecture and design practice, employing project-based teams and collaborating with other firms. SRI introduces its new name XØ Projects Inc. For additional information go to < PROJECTS > PLANNING + ARCHITECTURE.
>> In 2000, XØ:p began to also produce and present site-specific visual and performing arts projects primarily at The Old American Can Factory, in an effort to explore new forms of "dynamic" architecture. For project information go to < PROJECTS > PERFORMANCE + VISUAL ART.
>> In 2003, XØ:p began offering development services to industrial and commercial property owners as clients and partners in addition to planning and design services. XØ:p began to redevelop The Old American Can Factory in Gowanus as an industrial complex with an emphasis on art and design. For project information go to < PLACES > THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY.
>> In 2007, XØ:p began to develop INDUSTRIANA®EW as an industrial complex with an emphasis on art and design. For project information go to < PLACES > THE OLD GRAND MORGAN FACTORY.
PEOPLE | STAFF
XØ:p works with project-based teams comprised of part-time and consulting staff as well as with other firms in partnership. XØ:p has employed collectively innumerable persons as full-time and part-time staff, several who continue to collaborate with XØ:p. XØ:p was founded and is directed by Nathan F. Elbogen who has been engaged for more than 20 years in planning, architecture & design, the visual & performing arts as well as industrial and manufacturing business. Following is a list of current staff:
ARIEL R. KRASNOW | PLANNING + CAPITAL PROJECTS
Ariel Krasnow is a registered architect and urban designer currently working on development initiatives at XØ:p. Previously she was Director of managed projects in architecture, planning & development at The Environmental Simulation Center and POP Development Corp. From 2001 to 2008 Ms. Krasnow was the Development Architect for POP Development Corp., the housing office for Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens. She earned an MS in Urban Design & Architecture from Columbia University; an MArch from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and, a BA degree in Urban Design from New York University.
GILLIAN CASSELL-STIGA | LEGAL + ENVIRONMENTAL
Gillian Cassell-Stiga is an attorney in New York and New Jersey and works with the Law Office of Susan C. Cassell. Previously, she was a legal intern at the NYC Center for Justice & Democracy and at the NYC Corporation Council. Gillian received her JD from Brooklyn Law School, and a BS in Economics: Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
CASSANDRA WESTON | LEASING + FINANCE
ROSMARIE PADOVANO | TENANT SERVICES
NATHAN ELBOGEN | DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT
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