Ballinger will host a design dialogue on tessellations in architecture, from theoretical mathematical concepts, to their application in architectural and interior design, to practical considerations related to production and installation. Ballinger architect and associate Andrew Sniderman, AIA will share his research into tessellations and his definition of a new system related to mathematical dissections, called a dissection tiling system. Chris Stulpin, Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, will share a case study of translating a tessellation concept into a sustainable product that gives designers options while reducing waste.
Andrew Sniderman is an architect at Ballinger, a Philadelphia architecture, engineering and interior design practice, where he has worked on projects for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and American University. He recently presented his research on tessellations at the Bridges Conference, an annual conference on mathematical connections in art, music, architecture, education, and culture. Prior to joining Ballinger, he was an associate at Ennead Architects in New York, where he was a member of the design team for Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall.
Chris Stulpin is the Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, a division of Tarkett. In this role, Chris leads the design, product management, marketing and project management teams, driving the company’s innovation roadmap and customer experience journey. As a leader of Design Thinking initiatives for Tarkett, Chris completed studies at the Paris School of Architecture’s D School and led the Tarkett executive leadership team in Design Thinking fundamentals in conjunction with the DesignThinkers Academy in Amsterdam. He also completed studies in innovation at the London Business School. Chris is a member of thought-leadership communities including the Design Futures Council, IIDA Industry Roundtable, Contract Forum and Trend Union. His prior experience includes designing ad campaigns for Barney’s NY and Giorgio Armani.